Welcome to Year 4
Teachers: Mrs Tyers and Mr Bradley
Teaching Assistants: Mr Easterbrook, Miss Lester, Miss Stephens and Mrs Smith
Key concepts being taught this term:
Literacy - This term, all of our Literacy learning will revolve around a book called 'The Promise'. We will be focusing on differences between two contrasting cities and the emotional effect it has on the people living there. In order to immerse ourselves within this topic, we will explore many model texts for each piece of writing that we build up to. Our first writing opportunity will be in the form of a script that revolves around an informative film that we are producing about Leigham. Following this we will be investigating how to make a city good to live in and will be producing exciting explanatory text. We will finish of this topic by writing a fictional dilemma story in the style of 'The Promise'. In terms of grammar and vocabulary, we will focus on using rich and varied language to ensure that the reader is able to feel the inner turmoil of our characters.
Numeracy - This term, the children will cover a variety of concepts within numeracy including: Multiplication and division, measurement (area), fractions and decimals. Beat Your Score sheets will also be regularly uploaded to support home learning.
Science - States of Matter and Earth and Space are the two key concepts we will focus on during the Spring term. Throughout their learning, the children will work scientifically to expand their understanding and to challenge predictions they have made.
History - This term, the children will learn about the invasion of the Anglo Saxons and Scots after the Roman occupation. They will learn why, when and how they were able to conquer parts of Britain as well as analysing the character of key figures of time, for example, King Vortigern.
Geography – Knowledge of the world: Locating areas of similar environmental regions, identifying the position and significance of the Equator and Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Computing - E-safety, programming, multimedia, handling data and technology in our lives.
P.E. and Games – Developing skills for net, court and wall games.
Music - This year, the children will learn to play a brass instrument with a professional music teacher, Mr Keats. This will include a lesson every week and the opportunity to take an instrument home for even more practice!
R.E. - We will be looking at what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today. Describing how Hindus show their faith within their families and faith communities.
P.S.H.E. - Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Art – We will work collaboratively to produce press prints that compliment and contrast with one another in terms of the colours and patterns produced. To investigate tone, we will add white and black paint to a primary colour and build up a gradual change from white to black.
Design and Technology – As part of our textiles work, we will plan, make and design our own wallets and purses to fit a specific design brief. We will learn how to use running and blanket stitch and how to use a variety of fixings to attach embellishments.
Our P.E. days are on Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor).
Homework is given out on Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday.
Spelling activities will be sent out on a Thursday alongside the weekly homework.