Mrs Emma Cox
Welcome to Year 4!
Term 4 Castles and Ruins
This term the children have decided that their topic title is ‘Castles and Ruins’. The children will be learning, creating and performing a play towards the end of the term. The play is called ‘The Last Monster of Scotland’. The play is about the Loch Ness monster in Scotland and whether or not it exists. The children will be creating a discussion text to create arguments for and against the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. They will be learning all about play scripts and creating their own, demonstrating their understanding of both narrative and play scripts.
The children will be going on a trip to a local park to see a ‘ruin’. Whilst there, they will consider the geographical and physical features, as well as creating a sketch map and drawing the ruin.
Time, time, time…..In Maths the children will be learning all about time. They will be able to read, tell and write the time as well as convert from analogue to 24 hour clocks. Encouraging your child to read the time at hope would be extremely helpful as it is a skill that needs to be consistently use- if they don’t use it, they lose it J With Mrs Corbett the children will be focusing on reading and interpreting different types of tables and graphs.
Time to investigate….In Science, with Mrs Corbett, the children will be learning all about electricity. As well as creating their own circuits- this topic will allow great use of their collaboration and reasoning learning muscles.
Term 3 – Vikings and Anglo Saxons!
This term we will be learning all about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons! Our class book will be ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. The book is about a boy named, Arthur, who enters a magical journey into a new world- a Viking land! He finds himself in a place filled with magical objects and powerful Gods. Arthur needs to conquer the mythical beast and save his town! All of the children’s English will be linked to this book and some of their topic learning too! We will be writing a newspaper report after reading the book as well as writing character descriptions and revising some of our persuasive writing.
In maths the children will be focusing on fractions. We will be exploring and learning about fractions in real life and active scenarios as much as possible! With Miss Corbett the children will continue their learning on perimeter and Area.
Whilst learning about the Vikings the children will be carrying out their own research using books and the internet, drawing their own maps and learning about geographical differences and similarities. It will be an exciting term!
Term 2 – Art Attack
This term, the children have chosen to have all their learning linked to art. Each week the children’s learning will be focused around a particular famous artist – from Van Gough to Picasso. The children will be writing persuasive adverts for the art work, setting descriptions and recounts throughout the term. They will be creating their own versions of the paintings using their imitation muscles and different forms of art medium. Eventually, their Christmas art work will be available to buy at the Christmas fayre. In maths, we will be focusing greatly on addition and subtraction as well as continuing to learn our times tables. It would be great for the children to keep practising their 3, 4, 6 tables at home as much as possible. With Mrs Corbett, the children will continue to carry out scientific investigations. The children will continue to have spelling homework each week and this will play an important part during the school day too. Looking forward to an exciting Christmas term!
Many thanks, Mrs Cox
Term 1 – The Ancient Greeks
Welcome to Year 4 with Mrs Cox and Miss Corbett. This term the children have decided to start the year by learning about the Ancient Greeks. We will be listening to and learning about the Greek mythical story ‘Perseus and Medusa’! The children will create some mythical art linked to the story as well as creating their own versions of the story to share with another class. The children will also have the chance to be filmed reading their story and it will be shared on the school website. We will become food critics and will try Greek food before writing pieces to describe exactly what they thought of the food and why- hopefully we will want to persuade someone to try the food too! In science the children will be investigating all about sound- with many experiments to explore and understand all parts of sound. In Maths, we will be spending some time on our P.Pod sales and working out how much the ingredients will cost and the amount we will need to sell the product in order to make a profit- lots of real life learning will be taking place. In DT we will be learning about and creating our own Ancient Greek pillars as well as researching Greek architecture and buildings, whilst using the internet safely. Our values this term is ‘Friendship’, we will be focusing on this greatly throughout all our learning and will have dedicated value time to think about the true meaning of friendship.
Maths– to know multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.
Spelling– Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.
Punctuation– Use commas after fronted adverbials and to mark clauses in a complex sentence.
Handwriting– Ensure handwriting is legible. Ensure that the down strokes of letters are parallel.