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St John's Church of England Primary School

Love of GodLove of NeighbourLove of Oneself

Year 4

Summer Term

This term we will be bringing our history closer to home with a research topic linked to the Queen’s ninetieth birthday and also a study of how our local area was affected by the events of World War II.

In English we will be looking at ways to make our writing more varied by using adverbs and adverbial phrases to describe how characters behave, and expanding our noun phrases to give more detail about characters and settings. We will be looking at how stories end, reading Carol Ann Duffy’s book “The Lost Happy Endings” to help us think about this, and we will also be using comic strips as an inspiration for writing.

Our maths lessons will continue to build on our calculation skills, especially column methods for subtraction and multiplication and the importance of place value for multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We will also continue to work with fractions to embed our understanding of this tricky topic! We will move our focus more towards applying the skills we have developed to solve practical and word problems

In RE we will be looking at the Ascension as we prepare for the Whit Walks and also how different artists have expressed the Christian faith in their work. We will also be learning about the Islamic way of life and festivals.

In science we will be looking at solids, liquids and gases. We will also be learning about how we classify living things and about food chains and how plants and animals are interdependent.

Our PE will continue to be led by Stockport County coaches on a Friday. We are also lucky to be having football coaches from Manchester United on Monday afternoon for half a term, and gymnastics every Wednesday morning. Please ensure your children have their PE kits in school for these lessons.

We will also be combining music and computing as we experiment with digital compositions using garage band.

All this plus a “trip” to the Olympic Games and Rio during Arts Week. Phew!

Mr Williams


Marching Practice 

Legio IV (The 4th Legion)