In our first English unit we will be exploring the idea of an audio story or podcast. As a class, we will listen to a spooky story podcast in three episodes, asking questions and listening out for sound effects to develop listening and comprehension skills. We will focus on the use of language and the way it is used in conjunction with the narrator’s voice and sound effects to create atmosphere and character. We will practise brainstorming and planning a story as a class and then pupils will build on this experience to plan and write their own three-episode spooky story. During our reading sessions we will practise reading stories aloud and incorporating sound effects. In our second English unit we will enjoy a range of poems and discuss and explore how they use figurative language. We will learn and revise metaphor, simile and personification and then identify the features of free verse, haiku and performance poetry. Finally pupils will draft and write their own poems using ones from the unit as models. In mathematics our main focus will be on multiplication and division. We will be investigating and solving problems, including correspondence questions so that pupils become fluent in the formal written methods of short multiplication. Pupils will develop their recall of multiplication and division facts up to the 12 times table. Building on understanding of place value studied earlier this term, pupils will use known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 0 and 1 and dividing by 1. In RE we are studying a unit on Christianity; we will describe how Christians show their beliefs about God the Trinity in the way they live. We will make links between some of the texts and teachings about God in the Bible and what people believe about God in the world today, expressing some ideas of our own. chronological understanding. We will use online maps to help us plot the location of Roman shore forts and draw our own sketch maps. Using maps, we’ll identify the places where the invaders came from. Creative Curriculum (Topic): Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Saxons invading Britain’s shores! During this half term, we will be learning all about the Saxons and Vikings. We’ll find out about key dates to develop and locate Viking invasion sites. We’ll make Saxon motifs and carefully carve Viking runes using clay tools. We will undertake historical research and learn about the everyday lives of the Saxons and Vikings. We’ll research Viking beliefs and take part in a scrumptious Viking feast. At the end of the project, we’ll reflect on what it would have been like to be a child during these troubled times.

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Year 4 Class Teacher

Mr Pratten

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St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: katy.dixon@stchadsprimary.net Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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