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4- Woodpeckers

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MRS FIELDEN, MRS GREENWOOD, MRS HOLLINGSWORTH

WELCOME!

Welcome to Year 4. Please read through the information below to help you and your child understand all that will be happening in our school year.

READING

In Year 4, we like to promote a love of reading. Throughout the year, we will be encouraging your child to read with independence; leading to a real love of reading for pleasure. Please listen to your child read a little every day. Your child can win special coupons when we have a parental signature in your child’s reading record book. Your child will be reading from a scheme, the library, during guided reading sessions and hopefully they will join book club! Library sessions are on Thursday, please can we have books ready to hand back on this day. Your child can independently change their scheme book once they have finished and discussed it with us. Children can also borrow books from our classroom reading area if they want to!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that P.E. is on Tuesday. Can we please have the correct kit in school to enable your child to participate confidently.  Swimming will be taking place on Thursday mornings. Your child will need their swimming kits in for this day. You might want to get the kit ready in school at the start of the week so that your child has everything ready for the day.

HOMEWORK

We will send homework out on a Friday ready to be handed in the following Friday. Sometimes we might ask you to complete ‘open’ project style activities which your child will be given longer to complete. We will let you know. Your child may also be given spellings/times tables to learn and extra learning for English and Maths. Please support your child with this. We will run a weekly prize draw for the best effort!

 

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TIMETABLE

MONDAY

 

GUIDED READ

HANDWRTING

ENGLISH

MATHS

CC

CC

TUESDAY

P.E.

GUIDED READ

HANDWRTING

 

MATHS

MATHS

COMPUTING

ENGLISH

WEDNESDAY

GUIDED READ

FRENCH/MUSIC

ENGLISH

MATHS

RE

PSHE

THURSDAY

GUIDED READ

SWIMMING

SWIMMING

SWIMMING LIBRARY

MATHS

ENGLISH

 

FRIDAY

Learning Logs out/in

GUIDED READ

INDEPENDENT WRITE

INDEPENDENT WRITE

MATHS

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW :AUTUMN TERM 1

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about place value. We will recognise the value of digits in three and four digit numbers and learn how to move the digits when multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We will be adding and subtracting numbers using the written method and develop efficient mental strategies. We will count up and down in tenths and hundredths and investigate decimals in the context of money.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying explanation texts focusing upon Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions. We will look at a variety of explanations, find their features and then show off our writing skills by producing an explanation of our own! We will also study ‘The Dragon Machine’ fantasy text. We will start to use adventurous vocabulary and design our own fantasy settings.

Creative Curriculum

Majestic Mountains

We will be learning all about mountains, how they are formed and describing their features. We will find well-known mountains on a variety of maps and write a diary imagining we are doing the climb! We will decide what equipment would be needed to make a climb and meeting the mountain rescue team.

Computing

We will create a graph showing the heights of a variety of mountains and use the Explain Everything app to describe mountain weather. We will also be developing our research skills using the internet and generating our questions. We will also look at how we can keep ourselves safe on the internet and how report if we aren’t happy.

RE

Our unit is all about God and how we can be a light in the world. We will research the Christingle service and pose religious questions.

Music

We will be studying music from the 70s era, learning to sing a collection of Abba songs and recognising a range of instruments. We will learn a piece and play the glockenspiels.

French

We will listen to and learn a French song, pose questions to our partner and follow a set of simple instructions. We will design our own dream playground and play a game called Jaques a dit!

P.E.

We are participating in a dance unit. We will act and move like a zombie and present a dance to an audience.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning how to keep ourselves safe and to recognise risks and hazards.

 

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:AUTUMN TERM 2

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about time. We will study the 24 hour clock and convert between different units of time. In our data unit, we will collect and present data in a range of charts and raise/answer questions about the data shown. We will learn how to divide using the ‘chunking’ method and find out how to round up or down after division.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying fairy tales. We will watch the film The Pied Piper and pull out the features of this genre. We will extract the plot and plan our own fairy tale stories. We will look at some classic poetry and read Macavity. Towards the end of the half term, we will look at non-fiction writing. We will study a range of newspaper articles and build up to writing our own report!

Creative Curriculum

Anglo Saxons

This Creative Curriculum topic is history based. We will raise and answer questions about an artefact and share our learning as a team. We will find out why the Anglo Saxons settled in Britain and where they came from.  We will investigate an Anglo Saxon King named Alfred and look at the objects discovered at Sutton Hoo. We will also be having a star guest…our own Saxon visitor! We will be able to see how the Saxons lived and create a perfect settlement.

Computing

We will research lots about the Anglo Saxons and create and design a Scratch game called Hide and Seek.

RE

Our unit is all about Islam. We will consider our own commitments and how difficult/easy they are to achieve.  We will look at The Five Pillars and discuss the importance of these within the Islamic faith.

Music

We will be learning a range of songs to perform in our class assembly and Christmas production.

French

We will listen to French stories and look at new words. We will investigate how words are placed in a sentence and how to describe people.

P.E.

Our sport is basketball. We will learn how to pass in various ways and learn some basic game strategies. We will find out how to outwit our opponents using false throws and how to dribble the ball when running in different directions.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning how to keep ourselves healthy and how to make sensible choices. We will also look at images we might see online and how these can be manipulated for advertising.

Explanations

We have orally rehearsed our explanations. We explained how compost is made and how glass is recycled.

We tried to use some linking words to join our sentences. We even presented our explanations using actions and props.

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