Welcome to Year 4
Our topic this half term is…
Buckle up, sunglasses on – we’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A!
Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question: Do you wish you were here?
Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions: Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?
Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions.
Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four, they want to spend three weeks in the sun.
It’s going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair – we’re off!
Our class novel this half term is…
KIDNAP ON THE CALIFORNIA COMET
Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet.
After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can’t wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey’s end?
An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America from bestselling authors M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman.
Please find a link to suggestions for questions to ask when reading with your Y4 child and suggested comments for the home/school reading journal.