Year Four: Notts County and Nottingham Forest

This summer term, we are continuing with the story of Varjak Paw by S.F Said which tells the story of a brave cat who needs to save his family from danger. This book covers themes of friendship, resilience, and forgiveness. In the second part of the summer term, we will be reading One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul which focuses on the impact of recycling in Gambia.

In maths, we will continue to learn about decimals and we will apply our knowledge of decimals to support our money unit. We will also be learning about shape and direction.

Our science topic focuses on living things and their habitats. Firstly, pupils will learn to classify a range of living things from different plants to a variety of animals and insects. This will lead on to pupils learning about the environments that these living things are living in. We will be thinking of the environmental impact we are having on our planet and we can help planet and the living things who live here.

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. 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 history topic will be about democracy, specifically focusing on the suffragettes and suffragists of the early 20th century. We will be thinking of their impact both in Britain as well as across the world. To support our learning of democracy, we will be going to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and get a chance to see democracy in action.

In Harmony will continue to be on Wednesday and Thursday.  P.E is on a Thursday for Notts County and on a Friday for Nottingham Forest.

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