YEAR 4S - Mr Sunderland 2020 - 2021

Mr Sunderland

Welcome to Year 4S

Class teacher: Mr Sunderland

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Patel

Please ensure your child brings their reading book everyday along with their PE kit.

PE will be outdoors on Mondays and indoors on Fridays.  

Swimming will still be every Wednesday morning.

We will have a spelling and times table test every Friday so please practise.


Autumn 2 2020

Our question this half term is: Would you rather live in Britain or Brazil?

Our topic questions are:

Where in the world is Brazil?

Why is Great Britain so great?

Why did the England football team not want to play in Brazil?

Why does it always rain in the UK?

Why is Brazil a city of two halves?

How has Blackpool grown over the years?


As Artists we will research and create Brazilian instruments and create carnival headwear.

As Scientists, we will understand the different states of matter and undertstand what evaporation and condensation is. We will also learn about the different stages of the water cycle.

As Historians, we will research who formed Brazil and when. We will research the history of carnival headwear and instruments and research indigenous people.

As Geographers, we will locate Brazil and the UK on a map and understand what continent they are in. We will also look at the physical and human geography of Brazil and how it compares to the UK.

Skills As skilful people we will read 'The Great Kapok Tree' and innovate our own versions of the text. We will also be doing persuasive writing and writing our own poetry.

Technology As technical people we focus on the importance of ESafety. We will also be creating Brazilian music.

Aspirations As learners with high aspirations we will understand about how the world we live in has changed over time. We will set high aspirations for the rest of the upcoming year with our class charter.

Respect As respectful learners we will find out and show respect towards people from the past and how they lived their lives.


We will also be focusing on Article 14 which enables every child to have their own thoughts and religious beliefs.
The British Value we will be focusing on this half term will be: Democracy


Our influential person is..Pele

Born on 23 October 1940

Pele was named after American inventor Thomas Edison, his real name being Edson Arantes do Nascimiento.

Pele scored a total of 1,283 first-class goals, including 77 for Brazil.

He won three World Cups, two World Club Championships and nine Sao Paulo State Championships.


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Contact us

Crosslee Primary School

Crosslee Road


Manchester, M9 6TG

0161 795 8493