The two year 4 classes are China: Mr Ross (Curriculum manager), Mrs Furber, Mrs Thomas
S Africa: Miss McCullagh and Miss Strawbridge
Our Summer 2 topic continues with A History of Portsmouth
We will continue to investigate the History of Portsmouth. From its founding, and its development through events and people of local and national interest – Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Arthur Conan Doyle. We will develop our skills as historians, using a range of historical resources.
We will open our summer 2 topic with a Topic hook day – following in the footsteps of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and designing and building our own bridges.
In reading we will be looking at a variety of texts and genre types, exploring their features and using them to improve our comprehension and inference skills, as well as reading for pleasure. We will explore the author Arthur Conan Doyle.
In writing we will deepen our use and application of the different skills necessary to be a writer. We will use these skills across a range of genre and learn to edit and improve effectively. We will explore the power of debate, developing our oracy skills.
In maths we will deepen our understanding of problem solving, applying the skills we have learnt in a range of contexts and being able to explain/reason our thinking. We will master our understanding of geometry and shape.
In science we will learn about gases, solids and liquids. How knowing the difference between these helps us sort materials, understanding that each of these can change state and how this knowledge helps us explain the water cycle. We will develop as scientists – becoming more independent in our investigations.
PE for the Summer 2 half term is on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school with their PE kit.
Click below to view the information from the year 4 parent workshops we held earlier in the year.
How you can support your child’s learning
Ensure that your child is prepared and on time for school each day
Practise times tables
Support your child with their homework
Test your child on their spellings
Test/support your child on their mental maths challenge and spelling bee booklets
Read at home every day