In Literacy this term we will focus on;
Narrative poetry - linked to an Egyptian Pharoah
Explanations - describing the process of mummification and how to use a Shaduf
Reports - researching and producing fact files about the Nile and also news reports and a kidnap in Egypt
Traditional Tales and myths- we will focus on the Egyptian Myth - Rhodopis and the Pirates and then write our own myths
In Literacy this term we will:
Take one book– We will use ‘Michael Rosen poetry, focusing on the poem ‘Chocolate’.
Stories with a theme based on greed and linked to Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Discussion— children will have heated debates about Fairtrade.
Explanation—we will link this to Science and children will explain how the digestive system works.
Vocabulary building—building children’s understanding of new and trickier language.
The Year 4 reading spine is a set of books which we hope will challenge and inspire our children with a love of reading. Some of the books we will be reading in class and some the children are welcome to take home. We hope that by the end of the year every child in Year 4 would have been exposed to these fantastic reads.
Year 4 Reading Spine
Danny Champion of the world by Roald Dahl
The Very Best of Aesop's Fables Charlotte Voake
Jim and the Beanstalk Raymond Briggs
The Orchard Book of Greek Myths Geraldine McCaughrean
Greek Myths Marcia Williams
East of the Sun, West of the Moon Jackie Morris
The Ice Palace Robert Swindells
Bill's New Frock Anne Fine
Journey to Jo'Burg Beverley Naidoo
Carrie’s War Nina Bawden