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Class Assembly dates are on the school calendar, please check dates as they are all over the next few weeks.

Welcome to the Year 4 Learning Page!

 

The Northern Lights 

 

 

The Great Sphinx

 

 

La Sagrada Familia

Miss Hill, Mrs Fantham, Mrs Rose and Mrs Golding 

Mr Sloane and Mrs Pembroke 

 Miss Fowler and Mrs Downes

 

Here you can find out useful information about what your child is doing throughout the year and when they might need certain things (such as P.E. kit) during the week.

 

Library

Our day to visit the library will change during the week. Teachers will endeavour to remind children to bring their library book into school on these days. 

 

P.E.

You will need to bring your P.E. kit into school on Friday.  

On a Friday afternoon year four will be taking part in outdoor learning sessions. For this the children need to bring in a change of clothes appropriate for the weather that day including a suitable change of shoes. This can range from a sunhat and shorts in the warmer months to gloves, waterproofs and wellies when the weather becomes colder. We ask that the children not wear Jeans or clothing that they would not wish to get muddy. The children will be taking part in outdoor learning in all weathers.

 The timetable for outdoor learning in year 4 is as follows:

 Northern Lights – Terms 1 and 4

Sphinx – Terms 2 and 5

La Sagrada Familia – Terms 3 and 6

 

Swimming

In terms 3 and 4, two Year 4 classes are going swimming on a Tuesday. Make sure you bring in swimming kit (a one-piece costume for girls please) and a towel. 

All of Great Sphinx class will need swimming kit on a Tuesday.

Some of Sagrada Familia class will need their kits on Tuesday. Children will be informed which day they will be swimming. 

  

Homework

Each term a 'homework grid' will be set. This will compromise of various tasks linked to our current topics. Children can complete as many of these tasks as they wish, but all children must complete at least 3 tasks. These can be accessed by the link below:

Rainforest Homework Grid

Each week, children will be given spellings to learn and a particular times table to practise. Completing homework is a good way to support and embed the learning that your child has done in class each week. Homework is set as follows:

All Classes will set homework on a Monday, due in the following Monday.

Children who do not complete homework on time will go to Homework Club on a Wednesday lunchtime.

Homework this week (Set W/b 27th January 2020): (click on the links below)

Times tables - 8x Table.

Spellings -Recap

Spelling -Phonics Group - Recap

 

Reading

All children should read to an adult at least three times a week and have their Reading Records signed to show this. Children who do not read at least three times in a week will go to Reading Club on a Monday lunchtime. 

 

Class Assemblies

Our class assemblies are held on Wednesdays at 2:45.

Northern Lights  The Great Sphinx La Sagrada Familia Class
 13th May 2020 29th April 2020 6th May 2020

 

 

 

Our Learning

Term 1 and 2

English

In terms 1 and 2 we will be studying the texts Beowulf and The Bear and the Hare. When studying Beowulf, we will be focusing on creating  our own mythical creatures and using these for descriptive writing. We will also look at using a variety of different sentence structures.  We will  look at poem features and build up to writing our own Anglo-Saxon kenning poems, then move on to writing a recount of our feast. We will study character dialogue and writing direct speech . This will include varying vocabulary choices  and retelling the narrative of The Bear and the Hare.

 

Maths

In terms 1 and 2 we will be first looking at place value  of whole and decimal numbers and applying this knowledge when developing the use of standard written methods for the four operations (x, -, +, ÷). We will be integrating reasoning skills into each area. This will help with problem solving later in the term and recognising  the skills needed to interpret these.  We will be practicing identifying  and using money, linking this to our English topic.

 

Science

The topics are:

Working Scientifically —the study of  the skills needed to plan and conduct scientific  investigations.

Sound—the study of  how sound travels and how our ears allow us to receive sound.

 

Topic

Anglo Saxons and Vikings—this links with our English and looks at the every day life of people including music, art, settlements and important historical events.

 

Music

Alongside our topic and science we will be learning about Anglo-Saxon war chants and communication with drums.

We will also be looking at compositions of music to link with our PE.

 

Spanish

We will be beginning our language journey, starting first with greetings, introducing ourselves and giving information about ourselves, such as our age. Later moving onto  talking about our families.

 

PE

We will be developing our skills within the following;

Dance

Invasion Games

Swimming

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring these questions:

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

 

 

Computing

We will be developing our knowledge of online safety and  learning how to code programmes. 

 

Term 3

English

In term 3 we will be studying the text 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. Whilst studying this text, we will be focussing on the language used in this detailed book. We will be looking at the features the author has chosen to use and exploring empathising with the characters; completing tasks from their point of view.  Beowulf, we will be focusing on creating  our own mythical creatures and using these for descriptive writing. We will also look at using a variety of different sentence structures. We will be making rafts, writing messages in bottles, creating maps, writing diary entries and more. The children will be delving into a world of colour and mystery and exploring all the rainforest has to offer. 

 

Maths

In term 3 we will be first looking at multiplication, exploring the different ways to complete a calculation and how to represent these. We will be moving onto exploring division and the links we can make. We will also look at area, how to calculate, show and solve problems and how this links to real life situations. We will touch on fractions before the end of term and be continuing that into term 4. .

 

Science

The topics is:

Electricity! We will be starting the term with a spark, looking at when and why we use electricity, how it travels and the safety surrounding using electrical items. 

 

Topic

Rainforests - linking beautifully with out English test: The Explorer, we will be studing the rainforest, looking at the climate and parts of the world they occur. We will study in depth the layers of the rainforest, the plants and the animals who live there. We will also explore the issue of deforestation and why this has become such a crisis. 

 

Music

Alongside our topic we will be exploring instruments created and used by African forest tribes. We shall be creating rainforest sounds using just our body parts and eventually making some of these instruments from junk modelling things! Any clean donations welcome!

 

Spanish

This term we will be visiting a Spanish café. We will be learning the Spanish name for different foods and drinks and how to order them in a café setting. 

 

PE

We will be developing our skills within the following;

Gymnastics

Healthy Body

Swimming

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring how life can be seen as a journey. We will be looking at how different religions celebrate different stages of life.  

 

Computing

 This term, we will be learning how to stay safe online including identifying appropriate and inappropriate behaviour and also looking at balancing screen time with other parts of their daily lives.