CR-269 (Custom)1

Year 4

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Mr James Mann

Year 4 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 4!

Term 2: Scaling the Heights

This term the class have chosen to learn about mountain environments, adventures and mountaineers.
In English, we are going to be learning how to write explanatory texts, diaries and stories. We have started the topic by learning about how to write non-fiction texts by examining the style of language, types of vocabulary and their specific features. We will be using these skills to explain the types of equipment used in the mountains and how these work. We will also be writing diary entries based on the story of Mallory and Irvine and their disappearance on Everest. During this work we will develop our knowledge and understanding of their lives in addition to the particular skills of diary writing. Our learning in maths this term will include perimeter and area as well as lots of work around using and applying number operations. We will be focusing on really getting to grips with how number operations work.
On top of all this, there will be many special events which the children will take part in and lots of learning about courage and appreciation, which are our values for this term. A busy term is certainly ahead of us!
Many thanks for all your support, Mr Mann.

Year 4 Priorities
To build varied and well-structured sentences in writing to engage the reader
To improve knowledge of number bonds to 10, 20, 100, 500, 1000

Term 1: Mission to Mars

This term the class have chosen to learn about space and especially about travelling to and living on another planet in our solar system.

In English, we are going to be learning how to write non-chronological reports, diaries and stories. We have started the topic by learning about how to write non-fiction texts by examining the style of language, types of vocabulary and their specific features. We will be using these skills as a class to make a non-fiction book about the solar system. We will also be writing wild stories based on a short film called ‘The boy who lived on the moon’. During this work we will develop our knowledge and understanding of how to use descriptive language to provide amazing images to the reader.

Our learning in maths this term is focused on place value and understanding the number system. We will be focusing on really getting to grips with how numbers work.

On top of all this, there will be many special events which the children will take part in and lots of learning about courage and appreciation, which are our values for this term. A busy term is certainly ahead of us!

Year 4 Priorities

– To be able to write in organised paragraphs.

– To recognise place value of each digit in a 4 digit number.

Many thanks for all your support, Mr Mann.