4C Mrs Clarke
4DO Mrs Owens (Mon-Wed) & Mrs Dawkins (Thurs - Fri)
4H Mr Hipkins
Another exciting term is planned with a trip to the Waterworks Museum in the pipeline for after half term (more information to follow).
Texts studied this term include Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and Flotsam by David Wiesner. Our teaching and learning is based on a range of activities centred on the new primary curriculum. Activities include daily whole class reading, weekly comprehension sessions, research skills, listening and discussing and drama as well as grammar, punctuation and spelling.
This term, there will be a heavy focus on fractions. We will be studying equivalences between fractions and decimals, ordering, calculating fractions and more. To have a firm grasp on this area of maths, it is imperative that the children know their times tables up to 12 x 12, and the corresponding division facts. Please practise these at home as much as possible.
Topics of study for the spring term will include electricity and States of matter. Wherever possible the focus will be on practical investigations and developing scientific enquiry.
Please see below for our Spring newsletter.
Key information for the term -
Swimming - every other Tuesday (starting on Tuesday 15th January)
PE - outdoor games (hockey) Wednesdays. Trainers and outdoor kit in school please.
This is an exciting term in Year 4 as it is the long awaited trip to Malvern. Year 4 look forward to this every year and we can't wait to see them enjoying themselves. Also coming up this term will be Sports Day and the school summer fete.
In English we will be looking at the wonderful Flotsam story and investigating an unknown world under the sea. We shall also be writing recounts of our residential trip.
Our Maths continues with Statistics work, Geometry and a continued focus on times tables.
Our topic this term continues with the Shang Dynasty and our Science topic is Habitats.
Year Four have had fun this term creating our own monsters for a Defeating the Monster Tale based on the Greek myth of Perseus. We designed a flying machine for Perseus too and wrote explanations about them and other wonderful inventions.
We have now begin to explore the wonderful world of “The Place Between”.
Angels McAllister has written to us to ask us to review the book and we are all enthralled with the book, its magical feeling and the awesome illustrations.
We are all working really hard to master our knowledge of times tables and now have begun to put these to good use extending our understanding of fractions
During the first half of this term, we had GREAT fun exploring the digestive system. We created experiments which showed us exactly what happens when we put food into our mouth and wrote all about the journey of a baked bean.
During the second half, we will be learning about sound; how it is made and how we hear.
The Romans topic was well received by all of us. We learned so much about how the Romans lived and we also completed some art work of Boudicca.
During the remainder of the year, we will be travelling back in time again – this time to the Shang Dynasty period.