What’s happening this half term?
This Autumn half term will be basing our work in English around The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and The tunnel by Anthony Brown. These are both books which are great to read and discuss. The children will be recounting events from the stories, creating fact files of mythical creatures and re-visiting some of the grammar and punctuation skills that they have learnt in Year 3. We will be following a comprehensive spelling scheme which will allow the children time to practise some of their KIRF spelling words as well as learn some new spelling patterns.
Our main focus in Maths this half term will be place value for numbers up to 10,000. We will also be solving calculations involving 4 digit numbers. There will be opportunities to catch up with any lost learning during lockdown and we will revisit some of the Year 3 curriculum during starters and morning activities. We will be developing different calculating strategies and finding many different ways to solve problems. We will continue to work on daily problems to test our reasoning skills and will be working in pairs to solve open ended problems.
Our topic focus this half term is Geography and our learning question is ‘Where on Earth are we?’ This topic will give children lots of opportunities to use atlases and globes to navigate their way around the world and we will be linking this to DT by making our own papier Mache globes. The children will be learning about latitude and longitude, time zones and the importance of the tropics and the relative climates.
This half term our Science unit is ‘Electricity’. This is a fabulous hands on unit which the children love. They will be given lots of opportunities to use the equipment to design and create working circuits, as well as conduct tests on materials to determine their insulation qualities. There will also be opportunities to learn about safety around electricity
Year 4 have really enjoyed there first Science topic this year. We have been learning about electricity and we have had lots of hands on fun. We learnt how to make switches and test them, we tested different materials to see if they were insulators or conductors, and...
Please click the link below for my Meet the Teacher power point which I normally would have shared with you at the meeting. Hopefully this will give you all the information you will need for the beginning of this new year. Year 4 Meet the teacher September 2020