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Year 4 - Miss OGBORNE

Overview for Term 2

English: 
This term we will be reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We will use it as a stimulus for our writing to continue to work on complex sentences and clauses, using a range of punctuation such as inverted commas and commas and adverbial phrases.  We will write narratives, poetry and towards the end of the term we will have a non-fiction focus. As well as building on reading skills by looking at author choice, imagery and inference.

Spelling: 
This term we will be covering the soft c spelt a variety of ways and prefixes sub-, super- and ex- alongside our termly spellings. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday. The termly overview of spellings will be available on Dojo.

 

Maths:
We are finishing addition and subtraction before we move on to measurement and then multiplication and division. As times tables are a big focus in Year 4 so we will be practising these in our mental maths sessions and Friday Maths Challenge. You can practise times tables at home by logging in to your TTRockstars account here: https://ttrockstars.com 


Enquiry: 
This term we have a science focus and will be investigating sound and electricity. We will start the term with sound, looking at how sounds are made, travel and heard as well as learning about pitch and volume. In Electricity we will be looking at constructing simple circuits and how we use electricity in everyday life.

PSHE:
This is taught by Mrs. Hillberg on a Thursday afternoon. The whole school approach to PSHE will be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. 

PE:
PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoon and children need to come to school wearing their PE kit (red top and black bottoms). This term we will have one session with Sam, an external coach with a games focus and one session focusing on physical skills through Gymnastics. 

Art:
This term we are lucky enough to have Brie from an outreach team coming to teach us Art- our lessons will link to Electricity. 

RE:
We will look at the following question: What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today? We will be focusing on Christianity and linking this to other beliefs we have learnt about. 

Additional information:

  • PE Tuesday and Friday afternoons
  • Reading Records are to be brought to school daily. The aim is to make an entry per week that summarises their thoughts and reactions to reading they have undertaken during the week. The aim is to develop their reflective abilities, so that they can confidently express their thoughts and opinions (as well as acknowledge and learn new vocabulary they encounter). The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

End of Term 1

Year 4 have had a busy start to the year.! As Historians they have debated Athens vs Sparta (Sparta won for it's more equal society,) and learnt  all about life in Ancient Greece. They have been shocked by Theseus' ungratefulness and Acrisius' mean nature in our reading and revised complex sentences and fronted adverbials in their writing. Year 4 are lucky enough to have Brie visit us for Art and have produced some beautiful work. Mrs Hillberg has found their French 'très bien' and as always they have shone in Forest School with Mrs Prewett. Big well done to  them all for sustaining their enthusiasm and giving their all in everything!

Happy Half Term! 

Overview for Term 1

English

This term we will be looking at Greek myths such as Theseus and the Minotaur and Medusa. We will use them as a stimulus for our writing to practise and embed our grammar skills including different word classes, expanded noun phrases and writing for different purposes.
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Spelling

At the start of the term, we look at words from the year 3/4 statutory spelling list. I have attached the termly spelling list for the year.

We also receive weekly spellings that are given on Monday, to be tested on Friday. This term our weekly spellings will cover the following spelling rules: words with /aw/ spelt augh and au, prefixes (in, im, il and ir) and homophones.

Maths: We are exploring place value this term, recognising the value of each digit in four digit numbers, looking at negative numbers and counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000. Times tables are a big focus in Year 4 so we will be practising these in our mental maths sessions and Friday Maths Challenge. You can practise your times tables at home by logging in to your TT Rockstars account here: https://ttrockstars.com

Enquiry

This term we have a history focus and will be looking at Ancient Greece. Asking the question: Who were the Ancient Greeks? We will look at how the civilisation grew, their beliefs, heroes and impact on the world.
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PSHE
This is taught by Mrs. Hillberg on a Tuesday afternoon. The whole school approach to PSHE will be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work.

PE

PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoon and children need to come to school wearing their PE kit (red top and black bottoms). This term we will focus on personal and social skills as well as the fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination.

Art
This term we are lucky enough to have Brie from an outreach team coming to teach us Art- our lessons will link to Ancient Greece, looking at their ceramics and recreating these using collage.

RE

We will look at the following question: How special is the relationship Jews have with God? We will be focusing on Judaism and linking this to other beliefs we have learnt about.

French

We will focus on numbers 1-31 and pets this term.

Additional information

-PE Monday and Wednesday afternoons

-Forest School Wednesday morning- please bring wellies/waterproofs in a separate bag.

-Reading Records are to be brought to school daily. The aim is to make an entry per week that summarises their thoughts and reactions to reading they have undertaken during the week. The aim is to develop their reflective abilities, so that they can confidently express their thoughts and opinions (as well as acknowledge and learn new vocabulary they encounter). The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.