Year 4 - Jungle Book & Northern Lights
The Jungle Books & Northern Lights Classes.
Curriculum for Summer Term
Our English text will be around the book ’How to train your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. During our guided reading sessions, we will become familiar with the book and we will be picking out new vocabulary, working on inference, deducing what may happen next, explaining what is happening and sequencing the events.
Key Vocabulary: Dragon, Viking, island, hero, failure, useless, weapon, frantically, exiles.
We are going to be writing a descriptive poem using alliteration, adjectives and similes. In addition to this, the children will produce a diary entry. This will give them a chance to use informal language and the opportunity to act in character. We will also be writing a newspaper report. It would be beneficial if you encourage them to read newspapers at home, paying attention to the features such as pictures, captions and quotes.
We will be using multiplication and division fact for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. The children will be developing quicker recall of the 11 and 12 times tables. We will use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 0 and 1, dividing by 1 and multiplying together three numbers. The children will recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations and multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout.
Key Vocabulary: Multiplication, division, recall, place value, factor, factor pairs, commutativity.
We are going to research the Vikings. We will be looking at their diet and comparing this to how we eat now. We will also be looking at the clothing they would wear and the various weapons they would use and why they used these.
Key Vocabulary: Vikings, weapon, spear, import, hunted, caught, grew, swords, axe.
We will be looking at teeth and the digestive system. We will be looking at the different types of teeth we have, and the functions of each. We will be looking out how to brush our teeth effectively and correctly and why this is important. We will be conducting an experiment to see the different effects various liquids can have on our teeth. With this, the children will be asked to make predictions about what they think will happen to their 'teeth' over time and record their findings. We are also going to be looking at the different parts of the digestive system, their function and then labelling them.
Key Vocabulary: Body, teeth, incisors, canines, molars, gum, chew, brush, tear, extract, liver, stomach, mouth.