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Class 4

Welcome to Class 4! 

Miss Daws

 

 

Hello and welcome to Class 4!

 

Please see below for details about what the children will be studying throughout the term.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to message me on Class Dojo.

 

Our Class Saint

Year 4's class saint is St Thomas More. We will be celebrating his feast day on the 22nd June 2023. A date to put in the diary!

Maths:

Unit 6: Multiplication and Division

Year 4 are working on their unit all about multiplication and division, building on their learning from the Autumn term.

During this unit, the children consider what the term 'factors' means and work to identify the factor pairs for different numbers. We explore the process needed to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 and how to apply this to real life problems.

We will then move on to using short multiplication to multiply 1 digit numbers by 2-digits and 3-digits.

 

 

We will be concentrating on boosting our times tables knowledge this year and hosting lots of competitions via TTRockstars. You should have a login at the back of your diary! May the times tables battle commence….

 

English:

In the Spring Term, Class 4 will be focusing on fantasy literature and creating a piece of writing set in an imaginary setting. To support our understanding of the features of fantasy writing, we will explore a range of literature, but we will focus on The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The children will be considering the importance of setting within these stories, and exploring how to build tension in a text. 

In terms of grammar, the children will aim to use a range of simple, compound and complex sentences within their writing. 

 

 

We will also boost our reading skills by completing weekly Guided Reading sessions which focus on VIPERS skills and reading a range of text types. 

 

Our class book this term will be Varjak Paw by SF Said. We will read this together and enjoy time to reflect and discuss the themes and characters within the novel.

RE

This term in R.E, Class 4 will be focusing on the teaching of Jesus and how we consider Jesus to be the light of the world. 

We will consider the importance of prayer and how we can use prayerful time effectively. We will also focus on how we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus, considering how we can live in the image and likeness of God. 

 

Science: 

In the Spring term, Year 4 will be learning about the States of Matter. We will focus on classifying objects as either solid, liquid or gas and consider what properties each of these states have. 

Within this unit, children begin to learn about the water cycle and begin to understand the terms evaporation and condensation. We will take part in different experiments to observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled. 

 

Art:

In this unit, the children will be studying the famous artist, Stephen Wiltshire. Wiltshire's work focuses on architecture and considers the formation of line and colour in his work. We will explore different buildings throughout the world and how these could be be turned into Art using Wiltshire's style of work. The children will work towards creating a piece of Art inspired by Wiltshire.

 

DT:

In the Spring term, Class 4 will complete two different units. 

The first unit that will be completed is Mechanical Systems. In this unit, the children will make slingshot cars. They will look at nets and how these can be used to create a structure. They will consider how these can create 3D shapes and how they can make their car using a net.

In the second unit, Structures, the children will make a pavilion. They will explore different techniques and materials and consider which are the most effective to create their design.

Geography 

In Geography, the children will focus on the region of North America. This will include locating areas on a map, identifying the countries within North America and investigating the climate across the continent. Furthermore, the children will consider what a biome is and compare them, identifying similarities and differences.

 

History 

In History, the children will be exploring the civilization of Ancient Egypt. They will focus on the key concepts of cause and consequence and interpretation. The key enquiry question in this unit will be: What were the greatest achievements of Ancient Egypt? The children will complete an in-depth study of Ancient Egypt and what they achieved, in order to answer the enquiry question effectively. 

 

Spanish

Hola! The children will complete Spanish lessons on a Friday afternoon and will focus on their pronunciation. In the Spring term, the children will recap their key learning, aiming to hold a short conversation in Spanish, explaining their name, how old they are and where they live. 

In the Spring Term, the children will focus on the different tenses in Spanish and use these to re-tell the story of Goldilocks. 

 

Computing

Computing is taught by Mr Johnson. Within these sessions, the children will learn key, fundamental skills which will prepare them for a technologically advanced world. This term, the children will look at data bases and how to access and present different forms of data. They will also explore a unit about word processing, considering how things can be inputted and formatted differently for a certain purpose. 

 

Music

Music is taught by Miss Gould. In the Spring term, the children will be learning to play the recorder! 

Please remember to bring your recorder in every Monday for our Music lesson.

 

Physical Education

Mr Huson will teach year 4 P.E on a Wednesday, please remember to come in school in your P.E kit! 

In the Spring term, the children will focus on Dynamic Balance and how to incorporate this within their class game. Their game this term will be Net Wall and the children will consider the tactics and strategies to incorporate to form a fair game.

 

 

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