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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:

Coming to England: An Inspiring True Story Celebrating the Windrush  Generation eBook : Benjamin, Floella, Ewen, Diane: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle  Store

Katie Ponder reimagines Greek Myths for DK - The Artworks Illustration  Agency

The children will be busy innovating their own stories, describing settings and characters, writing diary entries, explanations 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
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Area
Maths 1

Science

Animals including humans

The children will learn to:

  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection, and movement.
  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food – they get nutrition from what they eat.

Light

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  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

 

 

 

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:

Which rules should we follow?

 

  • What are rules? Why do we have rules? Who makes the rules?
  • Who keeps the rules? Is there a difference between rules and laws?
  • Who makes the law? What would happen if there were no rules/laws?
  • Are The Ten Commandments still as relevant today? Why? Why not? Why did Jesus bring a new commandment? Why do religions have rules?

Why is Jesus described as the light of the world?

  • Why is Jesus described as the Light of the World?
  • What does the light do to the dark?
  • Why is light such a powerful symbol?
  • Is light a good metaphor for Jesus?
  • The sun already lights the world so how can Jesus be the light?
  • In what ways do the actions of Christians show the light of Jesus in the world today?
  • Why do people of faith light candles?

PSHE

Heartsmart

Fake is a mistake!

No way through, isn't true!

Geography

What is the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic?

Here are some of the questions we will explore?

  • Where is the Arctic / Antarctic and what is it like there
  • What would it be like to live in the Arctic / Antarctic
  • What impact have humans had on the Arctic/ Antarctic? 
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to locate countries and describe features.

The children will learn to:

  • Name and locate the equator, Northern and Southern hemisphere, the tropics, Arctic and Antarctic circle and date time zones
Geog

History

How did life change in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

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

  • When was the Stone Age?
  • What stayed the same and what changed?
  • How do we know what happened and what problems do historians face when researching this time?
  • Why is Skara Brae significant?

 

Computing

Online Relationships, Online Bullying- Connecting computers

Here are some of the qustions we will explore together:

  • 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 collar

MFL - French

A new start  

Getting to know you 

Numbers  

Colours 

The Calendar and Celebrations

  Bonfire night    

 Colours        

Commands

    Numbers            

 Calendar time       

 Christmas Story

MFL(1)

Music

Glockenspiel 

Music

  • Ukulele and Taiko sessions

PE

Real PE

Social skills

Personal best challenges

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

 

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.

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