Welcome to Year 4
Teachers: Mrs Tyers and Mr Bradley
Teaching Assistants: Mr Easterbrook, Mrs Tucker, Mrs Holten and Miss Borrett
Key concepts being taught this term:
Literacy - This term, all of our Literacy learning will revolve around a book called 'The Promise'. Our first writing opportunity will be in the form of a play script to support a film that we are producing about Leigham Primary School. Following this, we will be learning how to write a persuasive letter focused around climate change and pollution. We will finish off 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. To support home learning, Beat Your Score sheets are on our class page of the school website and the children have individual log-in details for Times Table Rockstars, Maths Shed and Purple Mash.
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.
Computing - E-safety, programming, multimedia, handling data and technology in our lives.
P.E. and Games – Developing skills for net games. Within this unit, we will be focusing on how to send and receive an object with control over power and direction. This will build into more competitive situations where awareness of space will become a greater focus whilst on court.
Music – This term’s music will revolve around soul and funk music. We will use percussion instruments to explore rhythm, tempo, dynamics and timbre alongside a range of soul and funk themed music. Throughout the unit we will be learning to sing and perform Bill Withers’ song, ‘Lean on me’.
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.
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 Wednesday (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor).
Homework is given out on Thursday and should be completed by the following Tuesday.
Spelling activities will be sent out on a Thursday alongside the weekly homework.