Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to Year 4 with Mrs Plumb and Mr North. Throughout the year, you will be encouraged to work closely and successfully with your class mates in all areas of your learning. Individuality and creativity are important to us and will always be encouraged. Our learning journey sees us travelling back in time to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings before finishing the school year exploring the beautiful harbour town of Whitby. We look forward to welcoming you into our Year 4 classroom!
In our Maths lessons this term we will be concentrating on the following topic, also covering the objectives not achieved in Y3:
Unit and non-unit fractions of amounts
Multiply/divide by 10/100; add/subtract 0.1 to/from decimals
Grid multiplication to multiply TU X U and TU X TU
Division using the chunking method and progressing to larger divisions with remainders
Column addition using 3 or more 2/3 digit numbers
Written subtraction using the borrowing method
identify and explore 3-d shapes
study and draw polygons, exploring their properties and angle types
Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations; complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to one line of symmetry
In our English lessons this term we will be concentrating on the following topics and also covering the objectives that were not achieved in Y3:
Fairytales and Playscripts – Use versions of Princess and the Pea to explore, compare and write fairytales with a twisted point of view. Study dialogue, tense, pronouns. Role-play /write playscripts and perform to an audience
Recounts – Explore recounts through Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (Emily Gravett), After the Fall (Dan Santat),The Dark (Lemony Snicket). Study adverbials and possessive apostrophes.
Poetic Form – Read and write list poems, including kennings. Explore devices such as simile, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Study word classes: nouns, adjectives, verbs, and expanded noun phrases.
Persuasive writing – Cherish rainforests, persuading others to do so too, with Where the Forest Meets the Sea and The Vanishing Rainforest. Expand noun phrases and revise possessive apostrophes.
Myths and Legends – Using captivating mythical stories of selkies and mermaids, children use higher level reading skills and write their own sea myths. Set out and punctuate dialogue and use paragraphs
Narrative Poetry – Explore a variety of narrative poetry. Use noun phrases and fronted adverbials, also pronouns. Identify features poets use; learn, recite and write poems that tell a story.
In our Science lessons this term we will be concentrating on the following topics:
Sound – How sounds are made and how they travel? How we can change the pitch of sound? Can all animals hear sounds? What is an echo?
Electricity – How do circuits work? How can you light a light bulb? What type of materials conduct electricity? How are electrical conductors and insulators used?
When, where and how did the Vikings first arrive in England?
What we learn about Viking history through from archeological digs?
Viking Gods and Goddesses
The role of a Viking Warrior and why they were known to be fierce and undefeatable
Discoveries from Sutton Hoo
How Viking longboats were created and where did they go?
Buddhism – Who is Buddha? Where did Buddhism originate? What are the main beliefs? Special Buddhist places and festivals, signs and symbols and their meaning
Christianity – who and where? Main beliefs, special places, special festivals, holy book, symbols and meaning
Pick out familiar words and phrases from a spoken sentence.
Say and write a few sentences about themselves in the first person from memory.
Prepare and present some basic instructions for a playground game.
Recite some verses of a song from memory.
Use knowledge of French phonics to spell some simple words correctly.
Express opinions using basic sentences
PSHE, Citizenship and Relationships
Think Positive – understand that it is important to look after our mental
health, recognise and describe a range of positive and negative
emotions, discuss changes people may experience in their lives and
how they might make them feel, talk about things that make them happy and help them to stay calm, identify uncomfortable emotions and what can cause them, discuss the characteristics of a good learner
Respecting Rights – know what human rights are, understand that all people share the same rights, know about The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, know why we have rules and how they help us understand that no one should take away our human rights, explain what respect means and understand how they can respect the rights of others, describe what a stereotype is and understand how stereotypes can be harmful.
Programming using Scratch – Write a program which accomplishes a specific goal, create a program that includes a logical sequence, debug a program they have written, use repetition and selection, work with variables and adjust these depending on the effect they wish to create, demonstrate that they understand how to combine a range of different effects to create their own quiz.
Animation – Explain what is meant by animation, create a series of linked frames that can be played as a short animation, control and adjust a time slider to locate a different point in a film clip, insert images to create a simple stop-motion animation short film clip, evaluate the good and bad points about some animation software, make extensive use of a time slider to animate multiple objects simultaneously, use webcam or digital camera to create their own images for a stop-motion animation short film clip.
Produce an observational drawing, make a maquette, show shapes and colours, draw a person in pen, recall facts about famous artists, make clothes out of paper, draw a body in charcoal, make a 3D model.
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Things To Remember
PE Kit – Monday and Tuesday (should always be kept in school, taken home at half term)
Reading Book – read and signed by Tuesday. Returned on Wednesday
Tuesday – Homework to be handed in. Latest day for Reading Book to be handed in.
Wednesday – Children will be given their new Reading Book.
Friday – spellings to learn and short piece of homework given, related to the week’s work.
Trips & Events
*Please note that these events may be subject to change.*
- 8th October – visit to Hippodrome Theatre to see ‘Dragons and Mythical Beasts’
- 14th October – Internet Legends Assembly
- 18th October – Captain Taskivator Live Challenge event
- 19th October – Virtual Parents’ evening
- 20th October – Virtual Parents’ evening
- 20th October – Nasal Flu vaccine for all pupils
- 21st October – PTA School Disco
- 22nd October – Break up for half term
- 2nd November – Dogs Trust ‘Dog Safety’ workshop
- 11th November – KS2 Remembrance Service
- 12th November – Children in Need (Wear something spotty!)
- 26th November – Inset day
- 29th November – Inset day
- 30th November – Assessment week
- 10th December – KS2 Carol Service
- 14th December – Y4 to Community Carol Concert
- 15th December – Christmas Dinner
- 16th December – Y3/4 Christmas Party
- 17th December – Carols by Candlelight
- 17th December – Break up for Christmas