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Little Egrets

Term 5

 

Hello! I hope you all had a good Easter holiday term! It’s great to have the children back for another termJ. This term we will be learning all about Plymouth- in particular the coast and Dartmoor! Our class book will be ‘Whales’ which is a super picture book!  All of the children’s English will be linked to this book and some of their topic learning too! We will be writing a story based around the mysterious journey from the book. 

In maths, the children will now be moving onto decimals and money. However, throughout the term, we will still be revising place value as this is still extremely important to apply to our decimal and money learning As well as this, in maths fluency, we will be heavily focusing on times tables. If you could continue to practice these at home it would be greatly appreciated and beneficial to your children.

During Geography, we will be locating places on a world map and globe. These places will also include the world oceans and in particular where different species of whales can be located.  Once we are confident with this, we will be following a route on a large scale map. The children will be carrying out a comparative study between Devon and Yorkshire too, we will be look at the physical and human characteristics of each place and comparing them. In order to really learn about these places we will be cooking scones and Yorkshire puddings! Yum!

Miss Corbett will be concentrating on science and the children will be learning all about living things and their habitats.

During the Arts, we will be learning to draw whales and uses intricate patterns to decorate them. We will be learning about the art technique of pointillism and imitating an image of the Plymouth lighthouse using this technique. 

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and would need to be back by the Tuesday please J Many thanks for all your support.

Miss Northcott and Miss Corbett

Term 3

 

The Ancient Greeks

Welcome to Year 4 with Mrs Cox and Miss Corbett J. 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 ‘self-respect’, we will be focusing on this greatly throughout all our learning and will have dedicated value time to think about the true meaning of self-respect.

Class priorities

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.

Term 2

 

Hello! I hope you all had a good half term! It’s great to have the children back for another term.

 

This term we will be learning all about Central Asia! Our class book will be ‘Tales told in tents’. The book contains a series of short stories from around central Asia, including poetry.  All of the children’s English will be linked to this book and some of their topic learning too! We will be writing a story based around journeys and linked to one of short stories from the class book.

 

In maths, the children will now be moving onto addition and subtraction. However, throughout the term, we will still be revising place value as this is still extremely important to apply to our addition and subtraction. As well as this, in maths fluency, we will be heavily focusing on times tables. If you could continue to practice these at home it would be greatly appreciated and beneficial to your children.

 

During Geography, we will be locating places on a world map and globe. These places will include countries found in Central Asia. Once we are confident with this, we will be following a route on a large scale map; the route the children will be following will link to our class story, ‘Tales Told in Tents’. Towards the end of the term, the children will be noticing the human and physical characteristics of specific countries- these will include Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

 

Miss Corbett will be concentrating on science and the children will be learning all about state of matter and exploring different materials.

 

During the Arts, we will be listening and appreciating a range of music across a range of countries located in Central Asia. As well as continuing to learn the ukulele with myself and Jude, the ukulele teacher (the children have had a tremendous start to this last term). In DT the children will be learning to weave and creating their own bright Asian patterns. The children are going to have a lot of fun!

 

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and would need to be back by the Tuesday please.

 

Many thanks for all your support.

 

Mrs Cox and Miss Corbett

 

Term 1

 

Hello! Welcome back!

 

It’s so lovely to have the children aback into the classroom! We are very much looking forward to starting this term! This term we will be learning all about the Vikings! 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 the recovery curriculum, in particular place value and revising lots of skills we may have forgotten during lockdown. From the get go, we will be heavily focusing on times tables – so any learning of these at home would be greatly appreciated!

During Geography, we will be looking closely at all the placed the Vikings invaded; we will be researching and locating the countries on a world map and learning more about each.

Miss Corbett will be concentrating on science and the children will be learning all about their body and the digestive system.

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! 

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and would need to be back by the Tuesday please.

 

Many thanks for all your support.

 

Mrs Cox and Miss Corbett

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