Welcome to Class 4
Mr J. Huson
Summer Term 2022- Y4 with Mr Huson
This term, we are looking to finish the academic year with a bang! There is much exciting learning to do and I cannot wait to get started. Homework expectations are: Century Tech weekly, minimum 45 mins TT Rockstars per week and reading each evening with a short summary recorded in reading diaries. The children are expected to earn a minimum of 5 Accelerated Reader points per half term.
This term, we are looking at:
Feel free to look through our calculation policy on the maths page for more information on this. As with everything in mathematics, the children will need good, quick knowledge of multiplication facts in order to successfully complete this unit of work. We will be using Times Tables Rockstars in order to help the children with their quick recollection of times tables.
Year 4’s PE day is Wednesday, where the children will have their full 2 hours all afternoon. The children will be expected to arrive in the morning in their full PE kit, thus eliminating any wasted change time at school.
For the first part of the summer term, class 4 will be practicing their reaction and response times and performing a variety of body movements with good tension and control. For our sport focus, the children will be practicing and playing tennis.
Have a go at these skills!
Throughout this term’s study of the Ancient Egypt, the children will be building contrasting their knowledge of Vikings by answering the following questions through historical enquiry:
- How can we discover what Ancient Egypt was like over 5,000 years ago?
The opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb- what was it like?
In the Summer term, Year 4 will be studying mountains! By the end of our study, children will:
Describe what a mountain is and locate the world’s ‘Seven Summits’ on a map.
Describe the key features of mountains and how they are formed.
Describe the climate of the mountains and explore mountain life.
Explore and locate the UK’s highest mountains.
Recognise the importance of the Himalayas for people living in the region.
Name that Living Thing!
Become experts in the use of classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things. Learn about the 7 characteristics of a living thing (MRS NERG/MRS GREN). Sort living things in a number of ways and make a dichotomous classification key to identify local invertebrates. Make observational drawings and a large-scale group drawing of an insect. Finally, demonstrate your knowledge of classification keys to a young invited audience.
In this unit, the children will be studying famous British sculptor Henry Moore. Among other skills and studies, children will be using watercolous washes and pastels for effect. The children will also be experimenting with mark making to build up texture and effect.
The children will complete their computing work on our exciting new ChromeBooks! As a school, we use Purple Mash to teach the children and they, in turn, submit their work using the program’s secure and simple system. Throughout summer, the children will be learning how to animate, code and make music! How exciting!
This summer, the whole school are celebrating what makes St. Filumena's so unique! Class 4 will be celebrating all things cycling including:
-Repairing and maintaining our bike track
-Completing their 'bike-ability' training
-Organising St.Filumena's first every 'bike-it breakfast' morning for all children and families!
In our music lessons, we will be learning how to play the recorder! See the bottom of this page for the booklet!
Each week, the children will be expected to complete their TT Rockstars allocated work, and the revision work set on Century Tech. I will also always set some optional homework from other areas of the curriculum, giving the children opportunities to learn in lots of different ways, namely away from screens. Homework is set each Friday and will be checked the following Wednesday. Reading diaries are expected to be kept up to date each day (a sentence summarising what the children have just read) and will be signed by myself each Friday.
- Please ensure your child comes with a water bottle into school every day. Water bottles will go home each evening and need to be washed before returning to school the next day.
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