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Class 4C curriculum
Our topic this term is
‘How did the Battle of Britain change World War 2?’
The topic will extend through many subject areas including literacy, history and geography.
It will particularly give children a great insight to what life was like during the Second World War.
Our topic will use many skills learnt throughout the year resulting in children writing explanation texts to give reasons for the outbreak of war. We will use pictures, films and reports as a stimulus for describing the Blitz. This is a very interesting topic drawing on many skills with lots of meaningful activities, giving the children a deeper understanding of this important event.
As theologians we will :
- Look at the different Bible stories and the meanings that they have for Christians.
- Discuss how the meanings of different Bible stories can form beliefs for Christians
- Explore what trust is and what it means to us.
- Look at how we can trust in God and why this can sometimes be a hard thing to do.
As writers and communicators we will :
- Write explanation texts to give reasons for the outbreak of war. We will use pictures, films and reports as a stimulus for describing the Blitz.
- Debate the arguments for and against evacuating the children to the countryside.
- Write letters and stories describing the experiences and feelings of evacuees.
- Use a variety of information sources to ask and answer questions.
- We will also be looking at the differences between legal and illegal drugs and the risks associated with them.
- We will be learning about diversity and the importance of equality.
As historians we will :
- Look at reasons for war breaking out.
- Consider how it affected people’s everyday lives in our local area.
- Particularly focus on children who were evacuated to the countryside.
As geographers we will :
- Learn about the countries involved in World War II.
- Be able to identify the continents and countries of both sides on a world map.
As designers we will :
- Look at examples of war time shelters. We will then design, make and evaluate our own Anderson shelter. We will also spend some time looking at wartime recipes.
As mathematicians we will :
- Revise our basic skills and place value. Problem solving will be ongoing throughout the term.
- Revise our times tables; this will be a focus throughout the year.
- Learn to understand and use equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
- Revise all four operations and solve problems involving measure (e.g. length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation including scaling.
- Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and recognise and describe the features of 3D shapes.
As scientists we will :
- Identify how sounds are made and recognise they get fainter as we get further away. We will experiment with different sounds.
Identify that animals need the correct nutrition. We will describe the way food and water move within animals. We will describe simple functions of our digestive system and identify different types of teeth
We will :
- Use software programs to develop and design updated versions of 1940s toys.
- Look at coding and how this works
As musicians we will :
- Perform songs associated with WWII in solo and choral ensemble contexts
- Accompany using tuned percussion and following notation
- Compose music to accompany Blitz Drama
- Listen to music from composers of this period – Time Line Listening
Homework – This will be handed out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review. Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home.
To support this terms History topic, ‘How did the Battle of Britain change World War 2’, Year 4 will be visiting Eden Camp, Malton.
Our Year group Advent Assembly will take place on Tuesday 3rd December at 2:40. Our Year group Nativity will take place on Friday 13th December at 2:15
- A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
- If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E. Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons. Long hair must be tied back.
- Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times. All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.
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