What to Expect in Year Four
In Literacy, we will be writing recounts of our trip to Cadbury World. We will then be moving onto studying the text ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. We will use this to inspire us to write descriptively about settings and characters. Finally, we will create our own short story version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our understanding of money in the context of addition and subtraction, and applying our skills to more complex worded money problems. In addition, we will be focusing on shape: understanding different types of quadrilaterals and triangles and finding angles and lines of symmetry within these shapes.
In Science, we will be using our scientific enquiry skills to find out how electricity works. We will look at appliances that use electricity as well as finding out how to make a circuit! Following this, we will study how switches work.
In Topic this half-term, Year 4 will be travelling the world and experiencing what food is like in different countries and cultures, as well as learning all about where these countries are geographically located in the world. We will be looking at artwork created by the Italian artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo using fruit and vegetables and creating our own version of “fruit art”.