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

 

The children will be busy innovating their own stories, describing settings and characters, writing instructions and  non-chronological reports.

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:

  • Place value - 4 digit numbers 
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
Maths 1

Science

Sound 

  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating -recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear  
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it  
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it  
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases  

Rocks  

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties  
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter  

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:

Harvest ; Sukkot 

Jesus, Son of God; Shabbat; Christmas- God with us 

 

PSHE

Heartsmart – Dont Forget to Let Love in & Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy!

Geography

What is a Rainforest? 

  • describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water  
  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied 
Geog

History

Who were the Romans?   

 

The children  will be learning about: 

  • the spread of the Roman Empire in a geographic and chronological sense to sequence events related to both invasions of Britain 
  • possible reactions to Roman invasion  - Boudicca  and Cartimandua  
  • to extract information from sources that explain some of the achievements of the Roman civilization: Aqueducts, engineering, hygiene, etc. 
  • the legacy of Roman Britain including: roads, architecture, place names, house design etc.  
  • the role of Hadrian’s wall in a military and economic context; they will also be introduced to the decline of the Roman Empire and withdrawal from Britain. 

Computing

Privacy and Security, Online Reputation; The Internet

  • Describe how networks physical connect to other networks  
  • Recognise how connected devices make up the internet  
  • Outline how websites are shared via the www  
  • Describe how content can be added and accessed online  
  • Recognise how content online is created by humans  
  • Evaluate the consequences of unreliable content 

Art

Textiles 

  • revisit the work of Rousseau and focus on the colours. 
  • revisit the colour wheel – primary, secondary and introduce tertiary colours.     
  • explore complimentary, contrasting and harmonising colours.  
  • practise running stitch and cross stitch.  
  • use wax and wax resistant dyes to create a tropical piece of work.  
  • add detail using running and cross stitch. 

 

DT

Making Kites  

  • Design a kite and evaluate how the structure can be made stronger. 

MFL - French

  • Welcome to School
  • My town, Your town
MFL(1)

Music

Glockenspiel Music

  • Introduction to rhythm, listening and appraising different genres, pulse quiz, introduce Glockenspiel and care, dynamics, pitch, improvising using body percussion and notes C+D+G, timbre and texture, singing and playing and performing, sharing and appraising. 

PE

Real PE

Social skills 

Real Gym 

Invasion games 

PE will take place each Monday for Stockholm .

We are requesting that on their PE day children come to school dressed for PE with appropriate outdoor PE kit. 

Please refer to the school prospectus for PE kit details:  School prospectus

Forest School

Children will be completing outdoor learning activities planned and lead by our Forest School leader Mrs Minshull.

Please refer to the school prospectus for more details : School prospectus

Stockholm's Forest School dates for Autumn term:

Wed 7th Sept

Wed 14th Sept

Wed 21st Sept

Wed 28th Sept

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 every day ( 5 times a week) and remember to record this in the reding record each time . 

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

 Don't forget, Reading Eggs will count as a read and make sure you record any additional books you read at home together! Let's get reading!

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 Monday. On this day we come into school in our PE kit ready for our PE sessions.

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

Teacher - Mrs Thomas 

TA - Mrs Piazza

 
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