CR-269 (Custom)1

Year 4

CRoctSta18-5

Mr James Mann

Year 4 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 4!

Term 6: Traders and Raiders

This term the class have chosen to learn about the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons. In English, we are going to be learning about the story of Beowulf and writing our own hero and monster stories. We will also be producing our own non-fiction texts to explain about the way of life more than 100years ago!

We will be making figureheads for Viking ships, Viking shields and Viking jewellery. We will cook and eat some Anglo-Saxon stew and will try criminals in an Anglo-Saxon court as well as many other exciting activities.

Our learning in maths this term will include angles and properties of shape, solving multiplication and division problems and being able to deal with fractions and decimal fractions of numbers.

On top of all this, there will be many special events as well as swimming which the children will take part in and lots of learning about trust and freedom, which are our values for June and July. Another busy term is certainly ahead of us!

Many thanks for all your support, Mr Mann.

Year 4 Priorities

Proof reading and editing our own writing to help the reader’s understanding

To improve knowledge of all times tables.

Term 5: Plant Life
This term the class have chosen to learn about plants, how they grow, their structure and the benefits that they have for our planet.
In English, we are going to be learning how to write letters, non-chronological reports and stories. We will begin our topic by reading two very different stories about children who find themselves in gardens in extraordinary circumstances.
We will be carrying out science experiments to examine the structure of plants and we will be growing our own plants to find out what they require for healthy development. We will be designing and making plant-related products to sell at our Peapod.
Our learning in maths this term will include problem solving by using and applying all number operations as well as lots of work around fractions and decimals. We will continue to focus on really getting to grips with times tables facts and applying them to problem solving.
On top of all this, there will be many special events which the children will take part in and lots of learning about respect and determination, which are our values for April and May. Another busy term is certainly ahead of us!
Many thanks for all your support, Mr Mann.

Year 4 Priorities
To correctly punctuate dialogue in our story writing.
To improve knowledge of all times tables.

Term 3: Journey Through The Body

This term the class have chosen to learn about our teeth, how our bodies use food and how to keep ourselves healthy.
In English, we are going to be learning how to write non-chronological reports and stories. We have started the topic by learning about how to write non-chronological reports about looking after our teeth. We will also be writing stories about scientists becoming miniaturised who make a complete journey through the human body.
We will be carrying out science experiments to examine the effect of different types of liquids upon teeth. This first- hand experience should help the children to make healthy choices.
Our learning in maths this term will include fractions and area as well as lots of work around using and applying number operations. We will be focusing on really getting to grips times tables facts and applying them to problem solving.
On top of all this, there will be many special events which the children will take part in and lots of learning about self-respect and curiosity, which are our values for this term. Another busy term is certainly ahead of us!
Many thanks for all your support, Mr Mann.

Year 4 Priorities
To correctly punctuate dialogue in our story writing
To improve knowledge of all times tables

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.