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Coxheath Primary School

Year 4

This term, our global theme is ‘Innovation’. Our core text is ‘Little Book for Big Changes’ by Karen Ng and Kirstin Liepmann. This is a non-fiction text, which gives practical advice on how can be innovators ourselves - and make a difference to the natural world. Throughout this term we will be looking at the way in which sustainability can be achieved through innovation. We will explore ancient civilizations and the way that the harnessed natural resources, right up to the present day to see how innovation has shaped the world we live in.

 

In Geography, we will be learning about sustainability living across the world; taking a tour of the continents to compare and contrast the different approaches. The children will be given the opportunity to debate the merits of the innovations of a variety of countries and cultures, before suggesting some of their own.

 

As well as ensuring that all children are prepared for their upcoming Multiplication Check, our Maths topics this term include statistics and geometry. In Statistics, pupils will focus on interpreting charts and using line graphs to make comparisons, and identify the sum and difference. For geometry we will explore properties of shape, angles, lines of symmetry and position and direction.

 

Our DT project will result in children designing, making and evaluation their own wristbands - made from crisp packets. This will all be done through the lens of sustainability, where pupils will have the chance to evaluate other sustainable products and compare them to their own.

 

For our Music lessons, we are lucky enough to have a specialist teacher come in to deliver ukulele lessons. Here we will build on the success of last term, as pupils strengthen their skills with following musical notation to play simple songs.

 

In Computing this term, we will be using our creative skills to make simple animations. We will be designing these animations for a specific audience and purpose.

Our ‘Big Question’ for RE this term is ‘What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?‚Äč’.

For Reading, please continue to read with your child for 10 minutes every day. It is helpful if they access a wide range of reading, including stories, poems, information texts and (age appropriate) news article.