St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Year Four

In Year four our English Mastery  novel for this term is Kasper by Michael Morpurgo. The children will be creating a variety of different genres including newspaper reports, a diary, narrative and a letter.  The children will be challenged to choose ambitious vocabulary to ensure their writing is exciting and they will include a wide range of grammatical features in their writing to suit each genre and link these.

Maths this term will start with decimals. Children will use a range of concrete manipulatives to show how decimals and fractions from the previous term are closely linked. They will move onto area and perimeter and then onto securing our knowledge on time and we will finish the term on solving measures and money problems.

Our topic for this term is “Maya Civillisation” The children will be enjoying learning about people that once inhabited the land of Central America. Each child has taken home a “Discovery Box” where they can should have complete tasks to develop their understanding of the topic.

This term they got to make their own Mayan Temple.

Our science topic is “Sound”. The children will develop a clear understanding of how we measure sound and how this is represented in diagrams. They will also investigate whether animals and humans can hear the same sounds and their hearing ranges.