Welcome to Class 4!
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!
At the start of the Summer term, Year 4 will be continuing their learning on decimals.
This will include representing fractions as decimals and using a method to divide and multiply digits by 10 and 100.
We will then move on to partitioning decimals and representing decimals in terms on money.
Later on in the term, we will be focusing on time and reading from timetables.
Any chance you get at home to check the time, use a clock or a watch, or a 24-hour clock on a phone would be fabulous!
The times tables check is creeping ever closer, so ensure your child is practicing their times tables through any form possible.
Times Tables Rockstars is a wonderful platform to practice. May the times tables battle commence….
You may also find it useful to practice through singing!
Have a look at these songs:
In the Summer Term, Class 4 will be focusing on historical literature and creating a piece of writing set in Ancient Egypt. To support our understanding of the features of historical writing, we will explore a range of literature, but we will focus on The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. 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 fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases to add description to their writing. We will also be focusing on punctuating speech using inverted commas.
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 The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf
. We will read this together and enjoy time to reflect and discuss the themes and characters within the novel.
This term in R.E, Class 4 will be considering the importance of the Eastertide to Christians and understanding the significance of the Resurrection of Jesus. We will focus on the account of Jesus' resurrection in the different gospels and pose questions about our learning.
In the Summer term, Year 4 will be learning about Sound.
Pupils will work scientifically by finding patterns in the sounds that are made by different objects such as lids of different sizes or elastic bands of different thicknesses. They will make and play their own instruments by using what they have found out about pitch and volume.
In this unit, the children will be studying the famous sculpturist, Henry Moore.
The children will explore the tone used in Moore's designs. They will create work inspired by Moore, creating and sketching designs but then modelling these designs in clay.
In the Summer term, Class 4 will complete the unit, Structures where the children will make a pavilion. They will explore different techniques and materials and consider which are the most effective to create their design.
In Geography, the children will focus on Rivers. They will start by learning about the Water Cycle and the impact that this has on our world. They will then compare the different water bodies across the Earth and consider why they are all necessary.
In History, the children will be exploring Tudor Britain. They will focus on the key concepts of Continuity and change and cause and consequence. Through exploring the role of Henry VIII, the children will consider how Britain changed and the importance of religion at this time. We will explore through artefacts and sources the consequences of Henry VIII's actions.
Hola! The children will complete Spanish lessons on a Friday afternoon and will focus on their pronunciation. In the Summer term, children will be learning the key words for classroom objects in Spanish. We will then focus on the grammatical forms used to distinguish between verb forms when writing sentences in Spanish.
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 is taught by Miss Gould. In the Summer term, the children will be learning to play the recorder!
Please remember to bring your recorder in every Monday for our Music lesson.
Mr Huson will teach year 4 P.E on a Wednesday, please remember to come in school in your P.E kit!
In the Summer term, the children will focus on Physical agility using floor work and how to incorporate this within their class game. Their game this term will be Tennis and the children will consider the tactics and strategies to incorporate to form a fair game.
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