This half term Year 4 will be reading ‘The Boy in the Dress' by David Walliams. Alongside this text will be our project, with the essential question: 'How can our true colours shine through?'. This whole project explores the themes of acceptance, individuality, and kindness and will culminate in a whole school campaign to the London public. Year 4 will be contributing towards our campaign by designing and redrafting posters which represent them, and their colours. This project will culminate in a march with all of primary, with everyone showcasing their unique designs.
The project will be complemented by our story telling lessons, in which we will be focussing on petitions, monologue writing and free verse poetry. Students will become storytellers and be able to recite our story off-by-heart. Our weekly essential questions will promote deep thinking and make the skills being taught explicit to the children. Alongside this our students will have access to a rich array of spelling, handwriting, and shared reading sessions.
In Maths students will begin by exploring 4 digit numbers. We will start by considering the place value of different digit and utilising this to: complete simple addition and subtraction (such as +2000), comparing and ordering numbers, and rounding numbers. Once this is secure, we will move on to addition and subtraction, using both mental and written strategies to solve problems using 4 digit numbers. Times table rock stars will also be used 3 times per week in order to increase mathematical fluency.