Summer 2 2022

Year 4 Penguins
Summer 2 2022
This half term we will be writing our own wishing tale. We will use the model text 'The King of the Fishes' to learn the language and structure of a good tale. In grammar we will focus on learning how to use relative clauses and fronted adverbials to extend our ideas and add detail. We will use the toolkits we have created throughout the year to help us apply our knowledge when writing our own stories.
Place Knowledge
This half term we will continue our learning about Scandinavia. We will explore the human and physical features of the Scandinavian countries. We will then compare Edinburgh with a Oslo, Norway.
This half term we will be looking at local history with a focus on mining. We will find out what is coal and how it is formed before exploring why coal is so important. We will then use maps to find where the local pits are and how they influenced our local area. We will find out why they closed and how this impacted our local area.
Language angels - Les Saisons
In this unit we will name, recognise and remember all four seasons in French; say which is our favourite season in French; say why it is our favourite season in French and start to recognise and use the conjunctions ‘et’ (and) & ‘car’ (because) in our spoken and written responses.
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Jigsaw Puzzle 6: Changing Me
Our lessons will focus on: unique me; having a baby; girls and puberty; circles of change; accepting change; looking ahead. 
Click on the video below for our Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE) consultation video with Jane Crudace, our school nurse
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The children will continue their music lessons focusing on playing the ocarina. We will use all the notes we have learned throughout the year to play a wider variety of songs.
The children will begin this half term by developing their games skills through learning cricket. They will then focus on athletics developing their skills of throwing and jumping.
In Maths this half term we will be continuing our work on decimals. It is important to understand the place value of decimals. Watch the video clip below which explains this very simply. This will greatly support our learning in class.
We will then move on to learn about Money, Time & Shape.
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We will begin this half term by completing our unit on Animals, including humans by exploring the function of the digestive system and learning about teeth.
We will then learn about sound. The children will focus on how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel. We will investigate the best material for soundproofing and learn about the scientist, Alexander Graham Bell, and his invention of the telephone. Click on the sound word mat below to familiarise yourself with the vocabulary we will be using. To learn more about sound waves and vibrations watch the following video clip.
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This half term we will revisit the drawing skills we have learned through KS1 & 2, including use of different pencils, shading, hatching and perspective. We will use our skills to create a landscape drawing.
Watch the video below for a quick reminder of shading, hatching and cross hatching.
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Our focus in Design Technology this half term is food. We will plan & prepare our food for our leavers party at the end of the term.
Food and Fasting
In this unit about food and fasting, children will explore the role food plays within religions. They will discuss how food is used in everyday life, before looking at examples of its use within specific religions. Children will learn about food rules within Judaism, how abstaining from food can be a religious act with reference to the Christian festival of Lent, and will consider how and why religious believers fast through looking at the Muslim festival of Ramadan. Children will then discuss how food is also used within religions for celebrations.