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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Hi and welcome to year 4. Our team include MrsFetta  (Monday - Wednesday), Mrs Caldicott (Thursday - Friday), and Mr Donhou (Full-time). We have really enjoyed our first half term with your children and are looking forward to see what the rest of the year brings!

 

English-

 

January- April 2019

 

This Spring term we are looking at stories from other cultures. Our main text will be 'A journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverly Naidoo. This is a really exciting book which has lots of discussion points. Set in a the apartheid in South Africa, class systems, poverty and misfortunes will hopefully provoke plenty of interesting conversation and questions.

 

The children have been identifying features of cultures both similarities and differences, diary entries and some drama involving hot seating. We are currently, focusing on writing newspaper reports.

To begin the topic, both classes used their creative natures to compose some African music as well as paint African masks. Here are just a few examples.

To begin the topic, both classes used their creative natures to compose some African music as well as paint African masks. Here are just a few examples. 1
To begin the topic, both classes used their creative natures to compose some African music as well as paint African masks. Here are just a few examples. 2

 - April 2019

 

Our next topic will be ............

Examples of the working walls including helpful tips, children's work and chilli challenges

Examples of the working walls including helpful tips, children's work and chilli challenges 1
Examples of the working walls including helpful tips, children's work and chilli challenges 2

Examples of the Children's Imaginary Worlds

Examples of the Children's Imaginary Worlds 1
Examples of the Children's Imaginary Worlds 2
Examples of the Children's Imaginary Worlds 3
Examples of the Children's Imaginary Worlds 4

Maths-

 

With the new topic fractions, we will recap what we already know and develop our understanding. Lessons will involve counting fractions, being able to identify equivalent fractions and calculating fractions of quantities.  

 

The children have been leading their own learning, challenging themselves with Mild, Hot, Chilli and Carolina Reaper challenges.

 

We strongly encourage children to continue to practice their times tables up to 12 x 12 as this is a Year 4 expectation.

Topic- 

There has been an exciting development in how we learn about History, Geography and Science! We now have a different topic each term, where we delve into these lessons in a creative way. 

 

Spring Term

This term our topic is 'Road trip USA'. We began with an exciting 'flight' to America! On board the aircraft, children had to sit and listen to a safety announcement from the glamorous cabin crew.

 

We have been investigating New York and its amazing landmarks, looking at the most famous physical features of the US such as the Mississippi River, and finding out about the Native American Irquois tribe. Our learning will be moving on to looking at dream catchers and totem poles and creating our own.

 

To end our topic, we will be planning a 3 week holiday encompassing everything we have learnt!

 

PE-

 

Our PE days are Monday, Tuesday and Swimming on a Friday so please ensure the children have a clean PE kit on Monday each week, thank you.

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