Year 4 - Emerald Class

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Mountains and Rivers around the World

Our topic in Emerald class for the Summer term is going to be Mountains and Rivers around the World. The children will understand and describe the key aspects of physical geography including: rivers, mountains and the water cycle. They will use maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe the features studied. Use atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features. Extend knowledge to include the location and characteristics of a range of the world's most significant human and physical characteristics.

Throughout the term we will look at the book Firework Makers Daughter. What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet — the King's white elephant — race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time?
Throughout this term we will be looking at editing and improving our work through ambitious vocabulary and use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. . Understanding the importance of sentence structure and the use of punctuation to develop the atmosphere in your writing. We will be concentrating on spelling by adding prefixes /suffixes and common high frequency words.

Throughout the term we will be concentrating on shape. space and measurement as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will deepen our learning through real life multi -step problems and use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use. We will also carry on developing our understanding of shape and measure and fractions and decimals.

The children will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. They will investigate that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). They will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Children will create and develop their techniques including their control and their use of materials (collage) with creativity and experimentation which relate to Mountains.
Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians. Select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing, accurately. Select and use a wider range of materials and components, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

In P.E. we will be concentrating on cricket, rounders and athletics. Making sure we concentrate on the skills of each sport. We will be going on a trip to the Shropshire Hills trying to be real life geologists and find out how these hills were formed.

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