Year Four: Notts County and Nottingham Forest

This summer term, we will be reading Varjak Paw by S.F Said. This book follows the courageous cat Varjak Paw as he embarks on a mission to save his family from danger. The story touches on themes of friendship, resilience, and forgiveness, providing valuable lessons.

In maths, we will be continuing our work on decimals and applying our knowledge to support our money unit. Additionally, we will cover topics such as time, shape, and direction, as well as dedicating time to mastering our times tables in preparation for the Multiplication Tables Check in June.

Our science topic for this term is living things and their habitats. We will explore how living things can be classified, identify various species in our environment, and discuss the impact of environmental changes. Additionally, we will learn about electricity and construct simple series circuits, experimenting with various components and switches to create basic devices.

In religious education, we will be learning about Hinduism. Through this study, we hope to gain insight into Hindu worship and celebrations, as well as the beliefs and values expressed in Hindu stories and festivities.

Our history focus will be democracy, with a specific emphasis on the suffragettes and suffragists of the early 20th century. We will explore the impact of these individuals on society and their fight for equality.

We will be using the story Varjak Paw to inspire both our artwork and our computing work. The pupils will create their own cat sculptures to fit into the setting of Varjak Paw. We will be using the work of sculptor Melanie Yazzie to help inspire our artwork. In computing, we will be creating mini stories and animations which will lead to creating a trailer of a Varjak Paw film. Children will use both Purple Mash and iMovies to create these trailers.

Our curriculum will also include:

· DT- Designing and baking bread

· PHSE- Circle time, anti-bullying and drug education.

· Drama workshops through Nottingham Girls High School.

Please note that In Harmony sessions will continue to be on Wednesday and Thursday, and P.E. will be on Wednesday for Nottingham Forest and Thursday for Notts County.

We look forward to an engaging and enriching term ahead. Thank you for your continued support.

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