Class Teachers: Miss Birkett and Mrs Green (Thursday)
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Wood and Mrs Ramadin
General Class Information - Spring 2 Term 2021
An outdoor PE kit will be needed on Wednesday. Please ensure children come into school with jogging bottoms/shorts, t-shirt, jacket/jumper and trainers. On Friday we will be taking part in outdoor games, again if your child comes into school their kit.
Each week, year 4 are expected to read for 5-10 minutes at least 3 times per week; practise their spellings (tested weekly on Friday) and practice their times' tables (tested weekly on Thursday). Please log in to Spelling Shed and Sumdog to access fun ways of learning.
If you need to learn from home, please access the remote learning pencil in the school menu. There will be weekly work on Spelling Shed and Sumdog, plus additional work will be added to Google Classroom and Purple Mash. If you require any additional information or help with your child's learning, please message me on ClassDojo.
What are we learning: Spring 2
We are learning about an Egyptian Cinderella. Based on the traditional tale of Cinderella but with ancient Egyptian changes. We will look at the links of the two tales, developing our own Egyptian Cinderella. Extending this into another traditional tale, with an ancient Egyptian twist. We will also present a mummy performance poem looking at expression, tone, speed and volume to help us share our poem.
We are recapping on prior learning lining to fractions, looking at numerator and denominators, fractions of shapes and numbers with equivalent fractions. We are moving on to comparing fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions, extending our learning with problems linked to learning in fractions.
We are looking at how we can work scientifically, specifically the language and process of developing investigations linked to questions. We will link a range of different experiments to 'Science Week' on the week beginning the 8th March.
We are looking at the wonder of the Ancient Egyptians. Exploring their lives linked to life and their beliefs of death, using artefacts to help us as historians gain knowledge about these fascinating people.
What are we learning: Spring 1
We are exploring the Rhythm of the Rain and what happens to a glass of water. We will look at the great journey that water takes, linking to the science of the water cycle. From this, we will develop an explanation text regarding evaporation, condensation and precipitation, look at developing a Haiku poem finishing with a diary entry of the water and its journey.
We will be learning about multiplication and division, focusing on multiplication and division of 10 and 100 and looking at the times tables up to 12x12. We will use this knowledge to support us with our learning of the area of shapes and we will start to look at fractions of numbers.
We are investigating the matter of states. Looking a how heat and cold effect gases, liquids and solids. We will link the learning to the water cycle which we are exploring in English and geography.
What are we learning: Autumn 2
We are exploring the great eruption in 79AD, during the Roman era. We will look at the devastating events on the day, describing settings before and after the eruptions. We will also place ourselves into Livia and Tranio's lives, the characters from the book, by writing our own diaries. Finishing with a news report of the great natural event!
We will be learning about the measurement of length, focusing on mm, cm, m and km. Looking at measuring accurately, finding the equivalent measurements and working out problems such as the perimeter of shapes.
We are investigating electricity. Looking at electrical safety, conductors and exploring building circuits, including drawing circuits using symbols.
In geography, we are exploring what happens to the water. Linking the geographical knowledge of the water cycle and the effects of the physical geography around the world.
We are looking at what the Romans have done for us, looking at the key dates, individuals and inventions from the Roman period.
What are we learning: Autumn 1
We are exploring the story of Humpty Dumpty's life after his great fall by looking at the book called 'After the Fall' by Dan Santat. We will be exploring the issues of cause and effect and how things can change the way we look at the world.
Also, we are also exploring the book called 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' written by Oliver Jeffers. The quality text links to our science topic on digestion and we will be exploring healthy eating and modifying the text for us to write our own incredible book.
Our focus at the moment in maths is on place value, understanding base ten, number lines and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Other areas of focus during the Autumn term include addition and subtraction, perimeter, multiplication and division.
Children are also encouraged to practice their multiplication tables as often as possible.
We are exploring about how the body digests our food turning it in to nutrients and waste.
In geography, we are looking at locating countries in Europe, Russia, North and South America. Please look at the knowledge map below to find more information about what we will be studying.