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Roots and Shoots

Summer Term 2017

This term we will learn about absorption and transport of water and nutrients and the role of the leaf in making food for the plant . We will also learn about the parts of the flower, their roles in plant reproduction and the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant, building on observations of growth of seeds and bulbs in Year 2.  This work will complement our studies where we look at world concerns of global warming, climate change, green issues and eco-footprints. Finally we will all become Planet Protectors by recycling and spreading the green message!

Week English Maths Topic
WK1

Narrative

The Secret Garden

Measurement: Perimeter and Length

 

What do we know about plants and leaves?

Wise waste management

Ban the Plastic Bag

WK2

 

Narrative

The Secret Garden

 

Geometry:

Angles

 

What would happen if a plant lost its leaves?

Are all roots the same?

Enthuse about Reuse

WK3

 

Narrative

The Secret Garden

 

Geometry:

Shape and Symmetry

Why do plants need stems?

A New Green Product

WK4

 

Narrative

The Secret Garden

WEEK OF INSPIRATIONAL MATHS

Where do new plants come from?

A Greener Home

WK5

 

Non Fiction

Explanation

 

Geometry:

Shape and Symmetry

 

What do flowers have in common?

What do bees do?

Environmental Song Writing

WK6

 

Non Fiction

Explanation

 

Geometry:

Position and Direction

How are seeds dispersed?

Global Pledges

 

WK7

 

Non Fiction

Explanation

 

Geometry:

Position and Direction

Can plants survive without leaves?

Pledges for a Greener Future

WK8

 

Non Fiction

Explanation

Statistics Why are some flowers brightly coloured?

 

Here are the tracks for you to learn the Lion King song lyrics. Remember to highlight your song books with your parts to help you learn your lyrics.

One by One

Circle Of Life

I Just Can't Wait To be King

Be Prepared

Hakuna Matata part 1

Hakuna Matata part 2

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

He Lives In You

Luau Hawaiian Treat

Finale

Spring 2 2017

For the second half of the Spring term our topic will be the Lion King. This is sure to be an exciting term as our project based learning will provide growth opportunities for all varieties of learners, exploring art, design and technology, music, P.E. drama and geography, accumulating in a fantastic production of the Lion King just before Easter.

 

Spring 2 English Maths

Topic

WK 1 Stories from another culture Number: Decimals

Reading: Character profiles/conflict & resolution

PSHE: Community identity

WK 2 Stories from another culture Number: Decimals

English: Character analysis

Drama: Movement

WK 3 Stories from another culture Number: Decimals

Design & Technology: Mask making

Music: Dance

WK 4 Stories from another culture Number: Decimals English composition: Scene writing 
WK 5 Poetry Measurement: Money Design & Technology Textiles: Costume Design
WK 6 Poetry Measurement: Money

English composition & Music project presentations

Art:Totems

 

SPRING 1 2017

We start our Spring term travelling back in time to 60 AD, where the Roman occupation of Britain is only 17 years old, and unrest is growing. The widowed Iceni queen, Boudica, has recruited the Trinovantes to help overthrow Roman rule. Whole communities are being wiped out by Boudica’s fury – and no one knows where she might strike next. A super day from our History Off the Page visitors and a fantastic way to start our new Roman Britain topic!

 

                                             

Spring 1 English Maths Science Topic
WK 1 Stories with historical settings Number: Fractions -

Life in Roman Britain. History Off the Page Day

WK 2 Stories with historical settings Number: Fractions What do we know about sounds? Roman Britain: Life as a Celt
WK 3 Stories with historical settings Number: Fractions How are sounds made? Roman Britain: Life as Roman soldier
WK 4 Stories with historical settings Number: Fractions How do sounds travel? Roman Britain: Boudicca
WK 5 Persuasion texts Measurement: Time inc. Roman numerals How do sounds change as we move away from a source? Roman Britain: What makes an effective catapult?
WK 6 Persuasion texts Number: Decimals - Roman Britain: Designing and making Roman catapults.
WK 7 Persuasion texts Number: Decimals How can we make the best string telephone? Roman Britain: Roman legacy in Britain

 

In the second half of the Autumn term we will be starting our exciting 'Mighty Mountains' topic. In this fascinating topic, we will learn what mountains, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. We will learn about the climates, human interactions, and lifestyles shaped by the mountain regions of the world.
Autumn 2 English Maths Science Topic

Week

1

'Mountain Rescue' Launch day

Story Poetry: The Story Cage

Number: Multiplication and Division What do we know about food? Mighty Mountains

Week

2

Story Poetry: The Story Cage Number: Multiplication and Division Where does food go inside the body? Mighty Mountains

Week

3

Non- Chronological Report: Mountain Adventures

Number: Multiplication and Division What sort of teeth do we have? Mighty Mountains

Week

4

Non- Chronological Report: Mountain Adventures Number: Multiplication and Division What do animals eat? Mighty Mountains

Week

5

Non- Chronological Report: Mountain Adventures Measurement: Area How is food broken down? Mighty Mountains

Week

6

Non- Chronological Report: Mountain Adventures Measurement: Area
 
Creating digestive system models. Mighty Mountains

Week

7

What Does Christmas Means To Me? Assessment Week   Christmas

 

Here is an overview of our plans for Autumn half term 1. Our topic is called The Home Front where we will be learning about the Second World War and how it effected the local people of Coventry and the surrounding area.

Each Friday we will send out a piece of homework to support and extend our learning in the classroom (either a book or a homework folder is provided by your teacher). This is to be returned by the next Thursday or sooner. In addition to this, maths homework will be set using MyMaths, a new online homework scheme, again it set on a Friday and is due to be completed by the following Friday. www.mymaths.co.uk.  Rock Star Times Tables is to be used to practice and improve times tables. Please practice this as often as your can as see if you can become a Rock Hero! www.ttrockstars.com . Three times a week we will have a times tables test to improve on speed and accuracy. Usernames and passwords for both of these have been sent home but please ask Mr Dale if you need reminding of them.

Reading books will be changed as children complete their current book. It is the children's responsibility to hand books in to be changed and also to take them home at night.

Spellings are handed out to children on a Wednesday, this will follow spelling patterns for year 4 as well as personal spellings that children have spelt incorrectly over that week. Spelling tests will take place on Wednesdays.

To keep you up to date with the latest learning year 4 are also now on Twitter. You can follow us on @BPSyear4 

Autumn 1 English Maths Science Topic
Week 1

Roald Dahl Week ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Number: Place Value

   
Week 2

Stories with issues and dilemmas: Trust

Number: Place Value Light What do we need to see? The Home Front
Week 3 Stories with issues and dilemmas: Trust Number: Place Value Light How can we make things easier to see at night? The Home Front
Week 4 Stories with issues and dilemmas: Trust Number: Place Value

Light: What do mirrors do?

The Home Front
Week 5

Newspaper Reports:

 Coventry Blitz

Number: Addition & Place Value

Light: How can I make a shadow?

The Home Front
Week 6

Newspaper Reports:

 Coventry Blitz

Number: Addition & Place Value

Light: How can you change the shape and size of a shadow?

The Home Front
Week 7

Newspaper Reports:

 Coventry Blitz

Number: Addition & Place Value

Light: Are your eyes safe in the sun?

The Home Front

 

MyMaths and Rock Star Times Tables

If you're having any difficulty with logging in to either MyMaths or Rock Star Times Tables, or have any other maths/homework questions email Mr Dale on the link below.

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