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Year 4 - Dolphins & Orcas

Orcas

Teachers: Mr A Kelland and Mrs J Moore

 

This will be an action packed term for the children in year 4.   We have lots of fun activities planned and below is some of the key areas that we will be covering.

 

English

 

During our English lessons, we will be focusing on story writing along with creating information texts,  Our stories will be based upon the animation 'The Lighthouse' and this will be followed up by our own story creations linked to the BBC Radio 2 competition '500 words'.

 

Maths 

 

We will be looking at fractions before moving on to time and then switching our focus to dealing with decimals.  We will be continuing our crusade to learn our times tables along with exploring reasoning in a greater depth.

 

Topic

 

Our topic for this half term is Ancient Egypt.   We will be completing some map work, researching pharaohs, drawing our own hieroglyphics as well as much more.  

 

PE will take place on a Monday.

Spelling test will take place on a Tuesday.  

 

 

It has been a busy couple of weeks in year 4 with lots of learning taking place alongside a lot of fun.

 

On Thursday, the Dolphin class had their sharing assembly.  It was great to hear them share all that they have been learning so far in year four as well as their excellent singing and a fantastic violin performance from Lauren and Freya.

 

During our English lessons, we have been using the Gunpowder plot as a stimulus to write from.  We have re-written the ending to the story and written our own letters to Lord Monteagle to warn him of the terrible plan.

 

In our maths lessons, we have been working on using a formal written method to solve multiplication calculations and have moved on to use this method to help us solve word problems.   

 

We have loved learning about the Victorian era.   So far we have learnt about the jobs that the children would have done in a textile mill and have:

  • Written our own application for a job that we think we would be good at  
  • Created a timeline of key events
  • Written a safety report to Lord Shaftesbury highlighting the dangers of working in a mill.

Welcome back

 

It has been a great first week back in Year 4.   We have been really impressed with the children’s attitude towards their learning and how quickly they have settled back into school life.  The children have all really enjoyed the new play opportunities and it has been great to see both classes win the lining up award at the end of break.

 

English

Our English lessons have focused around descriptive writing looking at the life of a robot and our adventures over the summer holidays.   Next week we will be looking at a book called the Bog Baby and continuing to look at how we can make our writing really interesting and engaging using fronted adverbials and a range of sentence types.

 

Maths

During our Maths lessons, we have been working on Place Value.  We have been ordering and comparing numbers to help us gain a better understanding of the number system.  Next week we will be working on rounding to further enhance our Maths skills.

 

Topic

Our topic this term is the Digestive System.  We have begun by looking at the body as a whole before focusing our learning specifically on the function of our digestive system.  During this term we will be completing experiments, creating fact sheets and delving in to this fascinating topic.

 

Music

We came together as both classes on Thursday to learn some songs for our upcoming Harvest Festival Service.

 

Additional information

Swimming will be on Friday mornings.

PE is on a Monday afternoon.

 

Christmas Play

 

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Christmas Play


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