This is Year 4 !
Summer Term 2019
Here is an overview of what we will be learning this term.
In English, we will be focusing on settings within Fables, plus the animal characters. Also, we will be working on dialogue and inverted commas. We will be carefully considering our choice of punctuation and editing our work to ensure we have spelt words correctly. We will be continually improving our handwriting and presentation.
We will be continuing with "Reciprocal Reading" which involves the class book, 'Journey to the River Sea'.
In Maths, we are looking at:
As always, these topics will involve fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.
By the end of Year 4, we should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 and also be able to count in multiples of 6,7,9,25,1000.
Homework, Spellings and Reading books
In Year 4, our Homework is on a 3-weekly cycle; this includes practising and learning for our weekly Spelling and Times Tables tests which we have on a Friday. Spellings Log books go home every day and you can share your child's weekly spellings and the words that we are looking every day of the week.
In our class, we bring in our Reading Diaries every day. We aim to improve our reading and develop a love of reading, by reading a wide range of texts. Therefore, we need to make sure we are reading every night at home with a member of our family.
PE will be on Tuesday. We will be covering Rugby skills which involve carrying the ball, supporting the ball carrier, passing and receiving the ball, dodging and small-sided games with tags. Also, we will be playing Badminton and Tennis.
The learning in our other subjects includes:
Languages - Spanish - We are trying to learn Spanish this Term. Areas that we will be looking at include: numbers, days, months, greetings, weather. Wish us good luck !
ART – We are looking at POP ART. Started in the 1950s, Pop Art revolutionised the Art world. We will be producing self portraits in the style of Pop Art.
Science – Understanding Animals including Humans - we will be identifying our teeth and their functions; knowing about the journey of our food and the digestive system !
Geography - Maps and map reading, Rivers, countries, continents, capitals...
RE - Christianity - looking at HOW Christians show their devotion.
Computing - finding and using information to put in a presentation plus using the i-pads to have a go on the TT Rock Stars Times Tables Challenges.
This week, Year 4 has been making guitars as part of their 'Sound' topic.
Their classroom was an absolute mess with the pom poms, stickers, lolly sticks and everything else they used ! Great fun ! At the end of the day, Year 4 played their guitars alongside the old rocker Neil Young's music !