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In 4CE our teachers are Mrs Corstin and Mrs Elsworth and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bird and Mrs Jones. 

 

P.E

Our P.E day is Monday, please ensure children come into school wearing their P.E. kit on this day.

Book Bags

Book bags will be sent out on Friday, giving you the weekend to read together. They should then be returned to school on Monday.

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water to school every day. In 4CE we all have a place to store our bottle and can help ourselves throughout the day.  

Spellings

Spellings will be sent out with reading books and should be practiced at home and in school, ready for a spelling test on Friday. Who will get our super speller certificate?

 

Swimming

This academic year, year 4 will enjoy swimming lessons in April. More information to follow in the spring term.

 

Below you will find lots of information about our class, including what we have been up to. Watch this space for updates. Your teachers will also communicate through class dojo and twitter. 

Spring 1 

 

Maths - Multiplication & Division

We have been working very hard top learn our times tables and corresponding division facts this half term. We have focused on our 3, 6, 7 and 9s so far.

We have sang songs, used practical items to solve missing box equations and have solved and written our own 2 step questions.

Brazil table using sweets, pencils and cubes to create multiplications and divisions from the 9 times table.

Autumn 2 

R.E-Advent

We have been discussing how Christians prepare for Christmas. We know the importance of preparing to welcome Jesus into our lives. We explored the meaning behind the advent wreath and made links to scripture as part of our assessment. 

Acting out the words of Isaiah

English-An outsider narrative and information report. 

Our text this half term is 'Leaf'. We have enjoyed exploring an outsider narrative. Watch this space for examples of our published work. 

 

Look at some of our fantastic writing

Editing and publishing information reports

Leaf By Sanda Dieckmann

Design and Technology

This half term we will be exploring different joining techniques in textiles. We will be building on our prior learning from year 2, when we made hand puppets. We will explore existing products and plan and make a simple tote bag as part of our 2D shape to 3D product project. Watch this space for pictures of our finished product.  

Design, make, evaluate

Maths -Addition and Subtraction 

In Maths we have enjoyed starting each lesson with a journaling task. We are encouraged to use mathematical vocabulary to estimate, prove or solve a problem as part of our journaling. Journaling allows us to take ownership of our learning and reflect on the 'why' of mathematics and not just the 'how'. We have been using both mental and written methods to add and subtract 4 digit numbers with exchange. 

 

SCIENCE - TEETH & THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Year 4 have learnt the names and functions of our different teeth types. They have a good understanding of how to keep teeth healthy. We have used household items to recreate the digestive system and chart how our food turns to faeces. Read about our new learning in our writings - The Diary of a chocolate cake.

The Digestive System

HISTORY - THE ANGLO-SAXONS

Year 4 are enjoying learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We have learnt about the settlement of the Anglo-Saxons, the coming of Christianity and have questioned if King Alfred really deserves the title Great. Throughout, we have evaluated secondary sources and have recognised the difficulties in relying on such limited sources.

PE - Hockey

Year 4 have enjoyed learning how to play Hockey. They have developed their passing, dribbling and scoring techniques. We have played competitively within our classes and then within our Year group.

 

PSHE - Dental Hygiene & Nutrition

We have built on our knowledge from our Science unit and developed Healthy menus. We have created and eaten healthy salads and have recognised foods and drinks that could aid tooth decay.

Autumn 1

 

R.E- Families and Belonging 

 

This half term we will discuss what makes a family. We will learn how Jesus was part of a historical family just like us. We will explore how families come in all different shapes and sizes and families continue to grow, much like a tree with roots we can not see. 

 

English- A Setting Narrative and Newspaper Report 

This half term we will be studying how an author uses language for effect, when describing a setting. In English we follow Read to Write, this allows us to explore a wide and rich vocabulary and encourages us to continue to use language for effect in our own work.  

 

Our book this half term is 'The Whale'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths- Place Value 

In addition to our work on place value this half term, we will also start each day with flashback 4. This will allow us opportunities to recap prior learning and allow our teacher to address any misconceptions. We will also be rehearsing our times tables daily, which will help us during our weekly test each Friday.

 

It is in year 4, all children will take part in the government multiplication check (more information to follow in the spring term) 

 

Geography 

Our big question is...

What is the climate and why does it change?

 

Each week we will explore a different question. 

 

Lesson 1: Are weather and climate the same thing?

Lesson 2: The UK and Chile: why do they have different climates?

Lesson 3: What four different climate zones is the Earth divided into?

Lesson 4: What is a biome and how are they shaped by the climate?

Lesson 5: Why do different areas have different sorts of vegetation?

Lesson 6: Is climate change affecting the UK?

 

Vocabulary: annual, area, atlas, biome, coast, continent, latitude, longitude, North Pole, precipitation, region, South Pole, temperate, thermometer, desert, evolved, humidity, lichen, moss, polar, rainfall, sedges, sub-tropical, tropical, weather

 

Science

This half term, supported by our reading, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will explore food chains and food webs. 

 

Art

This half term we are studying Claude Monet. We will experiment with water colours to recreate Monet's famous water lilies painting.

 

Reading- Steps to read 

In year 4 we enjoy daily whole class reading sessions, following steps to read. Our texts link well with our other curriculum studies. This half term we are reading a wide selection of fiction and non fiction about living things and their habitats. We know that our reading will support our studies in Science and provide us with a a wider range of knowledge in our own creative writing based on the text 'The Whale' 

 

We also have an ongoing class reader. This half term we are enjoying...

'When the Mountains Roared'

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