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Welcome to Year 4

Meet the Team

Class teachers:  

Eagle class:  Miss M. Connolly

Swift class: Mrs Welch and Mr Hughes

Chaffinch class:  Miss K. Hutcheson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stanley

Meet the Year 4 Jiggy!

jigsaw Jazz(1)

Our new PSHE scheme, Jigsaw, is having a big role across the school. Our mascot, Jigsaw Jaz, will be helping us as we explore this term's jigsaw: "Being Me in My World".

Autumn Term 2017

English

We will be looking in detail at a range of books, including a biography of Neil Armstrong on which we will base a range of writing of our own.  We will share the novels ‘Christophe’s Story’ by Nicki Cornwell and ‘The Ice Palace’ by Robert Swindells.  We will look at the author’s style and the structure of their writing to help us develop our own styles.  We will complete a unit of work on ‘spooky stories’, thinking about how the author builds tension and can make the reader feel different ways.  Additionally, we will be writing persuasively, as well as learning about different styles of poetry.

Maths
In maths, we will be building on the core skills of number to strengthen our own knowledge.  We will be working with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, calculating mentally and develop written methods, using them to complete problem solving and reasoning tasks.  We will be developing our knowledge of place value, as well as working with fractions, decimals and percentages, and their equivalence.

PE
PE will take place on alternate Wednesday afternoons for all year 4 classes.  Children will also take part in swimming, which will be on a Tuesday morning.  Mr Eastwood, our specialist PE teacher, will teach the sessions in school, with qualified swimming teachers at the pool.  Children will be required to wear shorts, T-shirts and plimsolls when inside and can wear trainers and tracksuits when outside as the weather gets colder. Please make sure the children have the correct kit. Long hair should be tied back. In line with our school uniform policy, the only earrings permitted are small plain studs.

RE
This term we will be developing our knowledge of the story of Rama and Sita, and their impact on the Hindu religion.  We will be preparing for the Diwali assembly later in the term.

Topic- Footprints From the Past

History Learning Targets

Children will:
Know about the main events, dates and characteristics of the past societies they have studied

Know about the lives of people in those periods

Know about the main similarities and differences between the past societies they have studied

Be able to give some reasons for particular events and changes

Be able to gather information from simple sources

Be able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer simple questions about the past and about changes

Understand that the past can be considered in terms of different time periods

Understand that the past has been recorded in a variety of different ways

Science Learning Targets

Children will:
Be able to carry out simple investigations:

• Suggesting ways of collecting evidence

• Preparing a simple investigation which is fair with one changing factor

• Predicting the outcomes of investigations

• Using simple scientific equipment

• Testing ideas using evidence from observation and measurement

• Linking the evidence to broader scientific knowledge and understanding

• Using evidence to draw conclusions

• Recording and communicating their observations and findings in a variety of ways

• Explaining their observations and findings

Be able to gather information from simple texts

Understand the importance of collecting scientific evidence

Know about processes and conditions that have an effect on living things

Know about the principles of nutrition, growth, movement and reproduction

Know about the living things that are supported by different environments

Know about ways in which animals and plants are suited to different environments

Know about the function of teeth in dinosaurs and other animals

Know about the functions of skeletons and muscles in dinosaurs and some other animals

Be able to classify animals according to their features

Geography Learning Targets

Children will:

Know how particular localities have been affected by natural features and processes

Know how the nature of particular localities affect the lives of people

Be able to use geographical terms

Be able to make simple maps and plans of familiar locations

Be able to use maps at a variety of scales to locate the position and geographical features of particular localities

Be able to use secondary sources to obtain geographical information

Be able to communicate their geographical knowledge and understanding to ask and answer questions about geographical and environmental features

Understand how places fit into a wider geographical context

Art Learning Targets

Children will:

Know how a number of artists - including some from their home country and the host country - use forms, materials and processes to depict animals

Know about some of the work of artists in the host country

Be able to use art as a means of self expression

 

Curriculum Information

National Curriculum Y 4

Autumn term Homework

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