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RE

As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and alongside collective worship is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values.                                                             

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work is:

Are all churches the same? 

  • To have an understanding of the Christian church in its widest sense. 
  • To know that Christianity is a multi-cultural worldwide faith. 
  • To see the similarities and differences between Christian denominations and to develop further their understanding of symbolism.   
  • To further develop their knowledge and understanding of sacred places of worship across world faiths. 

​Easter - a story of betrayal and trust

  • To have the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of power and the effect of betrayal, trust and forgiveness.  
  • To deepen their understanding of the concept of salvation. 
  • To focus on the significance of the incidents of betrayal and trust in the Easter story. 

 

 

English

We are looking forward to sharing some interesting fiction and non-fiction texts during this spring term. Here is an introduction to the books we will be studying together:

Stone Age Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Kitamura, Satoshi, Kitamura, Satoshi:  9781406312195: Books

The Silence Seeker - Jungle.lk

The children will be busy innovating their own stories, describing settings and characters, writing diary entries, explanations and creating dialogue. 

We will also be working on the following:

  • Spelling lessons four times a week
  • Weekly spellings, grammar, comprehension and whole class reading tasks using the reciprocal reading approach

Reading Eggs in class and at home

English 5

Mathematics

In Year 4 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 

The children also have access to TTrockstars and Numbots to support their Maths progression through app and online resources. 

This term Year 4 will focus on the following topics:

This term Year 4 will focus on the following topics:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Length and perimeter
  • Fractions 
  • Decimals

Maths 1

 

Science

Animals including humans

The children will learn to:

  • describe the functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans 
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • Constrcut and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

States of Matter

Fundamentals states of matter with molecules vector infographics By ...

  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

 

PSHE

Heartsmart

Get Heartsmart!

Heartsmart means being smart with our hearts. The life of our heart affects the whole of our life. Loving yourself and others is the most powerful way to live and it’s the best way to create true friendship. We become powerful when we love ourselves and when we love others.

HeartSmart is about putting good things into our heart so that good things come out. It’s about watching what we allow in and thinking about how we let what’s in come out.

 

Don’t forget to let love in!

Letting other people’s love in to our heart makes our hearts stronger. Loving ourselves no matter what, makes our heart stronger. If we want to live well and if we want to love others it all starts with us loving ourselves and that means letting love in.

Geography

How do people choose where to live?

Here are some of the questions we will explore?

  • What did early settlers need? 
  • What are the important features of a settlement?  
  • Why do settlers choose specific places? 
  • What are the types of land use in the Northwest of England? 
  • What facilities are there in my local area?  
  • How can I record these facilities?  
  • How can I present and analyse information about local facilities? 

The children will learn to:

  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography
  • name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics
Geog

History

History

What were the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians? 

Here are the questions we will find answers to as we learn together:

  • When was Ancient Egypt and how long did it last for?  
  • Why was the river Nile important to the Egyptians? 
  • How did the agricultural advances support the civilisation?  
  • What was the importance of the afterlife in Egyptian society?  

Computing

Online Relationships, Online Bullying - Connecting Computers

Here are some of the questions we will explore as we learn more:

 

  • How does a digital device work?
  • What parts make up a digital device?
  • How do digital devices help us?
  • How am I connected? How are computers connected?
  • What does our school network look like?

The children will learn to:

  • Explain how digital devices work
  • Identify inputs and outputs
  • Recognise how devices change the way we work
  • Explain how a network can be used to store information
  • Explore how digital devices can be connected

Recognise the physical components of a network

Art

             Drawing: Growing artists

Painting and mixed media: Prehistoric painting

Sculpture and 3D: Abstract shape and space

DT

Mechanical systems: Pneumatic toys

Cooking and nutrition: Cooking seasonally

Textiles: Egyptian collars

MFL - French

Animals I like and don't like

Epiphany celebrations

Animals around us

Carnival and Playground Games

Easter celebrations

 

MFL(1)

Music

Ukulele and Taiko sessions

PE

 

Athletics 

Invasion games
PE will take place each Monday for Stockholm, Thursday for Bucharest and Friday for Madrid. We are requesting that on their PE day children come to school dressed for PE with their appropriate PE kit.

Forest School

We will send further information regadring your child’s

 Spring forest school date

via school ping.

 

 

 

How can you support?

Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please try and read at least 5 times a week and record in their reading record book each time.  This is very important. 

Your child's Reading Eggs password is on login information card provided.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask one of us.

Spelling - Spelling will be brought home each Friday for the children to practise their spelling at home as they are being taught during the week. The children will bring home a list of key spelling strategies that they can use to support them to learn and remember their spellings.

Maths 

Research shows that completing maths activities little and often is the best way to retain recall skills.  

Here are some of the maths activities you can access online.

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Num-Bots: This program develops automatic recall and conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction through games.  

ttrs

TT Rockstars: This is an online multiplication recall program accessible for all learners.

Key Information

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe.

Our PE day is Friday. On this day we come into school in our PE kit ready for our PE sessions outside.

Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening.

Projects

Homework projects will be shared each term by the class teachers. These opportunities are for you to share in your child’s learning about the world around them through history, geography, science and the arts. Please support your children in completing these projects.  

Staff

Class teacher: Mr Roberts

Teaching assistants: Mrs Dedman, Mrs Piazza, Mrs Murphy

SEND teacher: Mrs Tilley 

 
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