Penguins (Year 4) Summer 1 2019

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Geography

We will begin our topic by using the eight points of the compass, four figure grid references, symbols and keys to build our knowledge of the local area and the UK.

Click on the map of the UK below to learn about scale, compasses and directions, map symbols and grid references.

 

History
As part of our topic we will be studying WWII. We will begin this half term by exploring how and why the war started, identifying allied and axis powers. We will develop our chronological knowledge by looking at key events of the war.
Maths
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.
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English
This half term we will be working towards writing our own suspense story. We will use a model text to explore the structure and vocabulary needed to develop suspense and tension within a story. We will be reading the text 'Carrie's War' for inspiration and then using our knowledge of evacuees we will apply our learning to compose our own suspense stories of a WWII evacuee
 
 

 

 

Science
This half term we will be learning about electricity. We will be looking at circuits, switches, conductors and insulators. Click on the following links to learn more in preparation for our lessons - 
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