Class Teacher: Ms Glaser
Summer Term 2
Year 4 will be intrepid explorers to one of the World’s most fascinating continents trough our theme
OUT OF AFRICA
As readers we will jump into Elizabeth Laird’s wonderful story of The Fastest Boy In The World following Solomon’s race to save his grandfather’s life.
As writers we will paint vivid setting descriptions of our own stories of heroism set on the African plains and explore the way writers create characters that come to life on the page.
As mathematicians we will explore shape, space and time as well as consolidate and deepen all our Year 4 maths knowledge.
As scientists we will get close up and personal to our own family of ladybirds as part of our whole-school MiniBeast project. We will also study the science of sound.
As Historians we will delve into ancient Benin and learn about this incredible civilisation and culture.
As artists and designers we will be designing and making our own African prints and creating African masks.
As philosophers we will explore the power of dreaming big to achieve our goals. We will also discuss the benefits of education and why some children around the world are still denied one of their basic rights of going to school.
As Geographers we will be looking at Africa and its diverse countries, study the effects of climate change and what we can do to help.
As musicians we will explore African rhythms and drumming and link our noise making to our work on sound in science.