Year 4

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Mrs Locke
Class 9 Teacher
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Mrs Stent
Class 9 Teacher
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Miss Entwistle
Class 10 Teacher
Leader of Learning 

Welcome to Year 4!

Class 9 - Mrs Stent teaches in Class 9 from Monday - Wednesday and Mrs Locke teaches on Thursdays and Fridays. Miss Butler is the teaching assistant based in Class 9. 

Class 10 - Miss Entwistle teaches in Class 10 and Miss Braicher and Mrs Richardson (Thursday) is the teaching assistant based in Class 10. 

Our Curriculum for the Spring Term:

English

We are starting off this term with a special author focus on ‘Roald Dahl’. We are going to be looking at the text ‘The Witches’ and our focus is going to be using similes as sentence openers. We are going to be writing character descriptions using similes as openers. We are going to practise the skill of similes and similes as openers first before then applying it to a character from ‘The Witches’.

After our short author focus, we are going to be looking at the text type of Newspapers. We will look at recognising the features of a Newspaper before doing some work on the importance of the 5Ws in a newspaper article. We will look at using the correct punctuation for speech in our newspaper articles focusing on the use of a comma after the reporting clause. We look forward to sharing our Newspaper articles with you!

Grammar - We will continue to consolodate our Year 3 knowledge as well as introduce new Year 4 grammar in both our Writing lessons and stand alone Grammar lessons.

Guided Reading is taught weekly and the children will focus on a range of non-fiction, fiction, play scripts and poetry texts. 

Mathematics

In maths, the children will follow the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This term the children will learn:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Area
  • Fractions

Arithmetic is taught alternately each week and focuses on the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The children will also complete a daily Math Skills sheet which focuses on the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as fractions.

Topic - History, Science & Geography

We will be finishing off our  History topic - Settlers and Invaders. The children will look at Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons, exploring why the Vikings invaded and settled in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will end this unit by making Anglo-Saxon bread in DT. 

The children will then move on to our second Science unit - Sound. The children will explore how the human ear works and exlore sounds as vibrations. 

After Sound, we will start our first Geography unit of the year. We will be studying Earthquakes and Volcanoes learning about the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes. 

RE

During Spring 1, we will be looking at Judiasm and their beliefs and practices. We will be considering the question How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

In Spring 2, the children will learn about Salvation and consider the question – Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

PSHE

This term we are focusing on the unit 'How we grow and Change?’ The children will learn how to describe the range and intensity of their feelings to others and how to manage our feelings. We will be exploring who is responsible for our health and well-being and where we can get support if needed. We will be learning about the changes that happen during puberty.

PE

PE is taught twice a week. This term in our indoor PE, in Spring 1 we will be looking at Gymnastics and different balances we can make in partners. In Spring 2, we will be working from our Real PE programme focusing on the Creative unit. This will focus on our coordination and counter balance.

In our outdoor PE, we will be looking at our Real PE Cognitive unit which will focus on dynamic balance and coordination. 

MFL

In French lessons this term the children will learn the vocabulary for places in a town and learn how to give and understand simple directions.  They will learn lots of vocabulary for food and be able to talk about the food they like and dislike.  They will also practise counting to 100 in tens as well as finding out how the French celebrate Easter.

Spelling and Homework

Homework will be set and homework books will be sent home every FRIDAY and are due back in on the following WEDNESDAY please.

The children will be expected to complete the following:

1) Learn their set spellings each week, ready for the test on Thursday.

2) My Maths or Times Table Rockstars internet task (these will alternate).

3) One other piece of homework which will link to the week's learning (this could be Maths, English or Topic based). 

Children should also read several times each week and regularly practise their times tables.

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