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Year 4

We are excited to welcome Year 4's back to school! On this page you will find an overview of what your child will be learning this year along, with useful information and updates.

Please continue to use ClassDoJo to contact staff and keep up to date with exciting opportunities and experiences.

PE DAY: Tuesday


Class Dojo

Please download the free 'Class DoJo' app and enter the unique code given to you by your child's class teacher.

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Curriculum Overview: Autumn Term

English

Writing

We follow the Pathways to Write and Pathways to Read scheme. In writing, in Autumn 1, we will explore the book "Counting on Katherine" by Helaine Becker. Our writing outcome will be writing a recount. In Autumn 2, we will be discovering the book "Leon and The Place Between" by Grahame Baker Smith & Angela Mcallister. We will be writing a narrative.

Reading

In Guided Reading, in Autumn 1, we will be exploring the Book "A World Full of Animal Stories 50 Folktales and Legends" by Angela McAllister. We will be learning how to use our inference skills to comment on character’s behaviour and actions. In Autumn 2, we will be reading "The Train to Impossible Places" by P.G. Bell. We will be learning to draw inferences about characters.

We have our classroom doors open from 8:30am – 8:45am each Friday to welcome you in to read with us.

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Maths

At school, we follow the Power Maths scheme. This term we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction operations and multiplication and division.

We want your children to become competent mathematicians and to have a good understanding of numbers and maths calculations (+, -, x and ÷).

Please help your child to count in steps and practise times tables at home. It is important that children fluently know their multiplication and division facts matching the 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 times tables.

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Topic

This term our topic is “What do we have in common with Eastern Europe?”

During our Topic lessons, we will be locating the world’s countries. We will be using our map skills and our knowledge from year 3, to discuss human and physical features of Europe. We will be recapping 8 point compasses and using 4 figure coordinates to locate features.  We will be looking at climates and we will be creating a weather chart.

Science/Design Technology/Art and Design

In Science we will be learning about Living things and their habitats. We will be looking at classifying animals depending on their habitats and how animals adapt to their habitat. We will link this with our Reading book ‘A world full of animal stories’ In Autumn 2, we will be looking at electricity. We will learn about electrical components and simple circuits. We will link this to our Design Technology lessons, in which we will design and make an alarm system. In Art, we will be drawing through story telling.

Homework
HOMEWORK

Homework is an important part of a child's learning. It helps to consolidate what is being taught and promotes independence and organisation. We appreciate your support in ensuring your child's homework tasks are completed.

Children are required to read daily, and record on Boom Reader (Go Read) (online) at least 3 times a week, as part of their homework to improve their basic reading skills. Children have access to logins for Boom Reader (Go Read).

They also need to practise their weekly spellings which will be given out on a Monday.

 

It is important that children fluently know their multiplication and division facts matching the 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 times tables. Children are required to practise their times tables at home. They have logins for Times table rock stars to practise these facts.

Useful Links

USEFUL LINKS

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

A fantastic online game in which you can practise basic maths skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-lost-lands/zfp6gwx

To find out more information about our current topic.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

To find a wide range of online FREE books to read

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

A website which includes lots of interactive Maths games

https://www.edshed.com/en-us

Each child has a login for EDShed. On here, they are able to practise common exception words and their spellings.

Team

MEET THE TEAM

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