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Year 4 Curriculum News Autumn 2015

for Mercury Class and Saturn Class

Class: Mercury Year 4

Teachers: Miss Whiteman, Mrs Choules, Mrs Johnson, Mr Walker, Mrs Harding, Mrs Brannigan

LSAs: Mrs Montgomery and Mrs Maundrell

Topic: Titanic & Weather

 English

Spelling focus: topic words, Year 4 words and patterns of prefixes and suffixes.

Grammar focus: Revise parts of a sentence: noun, verb and adjective. Improve sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs. Use a range of conjunction (eg when, if, because) in all writing. Use the ed-ing-ly strategy to start sentences in a variety of ways and use the present and past tenses confidently.

Reading: Poetry, especially school poems. Information books related to the topic. Year 4 text: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.

Writing genre –Writing activities linked to the Minstead trip. Book Study on The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.

Poetry recital competition – Week 1

Maths

Learning all times tables and division facts. Developing sense of place value in 4-digit numbers. Order and compare numbers. Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Use mental methods to solve problems.

Using written methods for the 4 rules of number to answer a range of problems, including money. Estimate, measure and compare different units of measure. Interpret and present data in a variety of ways. Explore the properties of shapes. Learn to use hundredths in relation to money, counting in tenths and hundredths.

Recognise and use common equivalent fractions.

Science

Living things and their Habitats Ideas to explore will be: living things can be grouped in different ways according to their characteristics including the use of classification keys to identify a variety of living things in their own environment and the creation of such keys themselves. The children will recognise that change (environmental, seasonal and human action) can affect organisms and habitats differently.

Animals including Humans

Food chains will be used and constructed identifying producers, predators and prey with an understanding that these may alter depending on the habitat of the animals and that adaptation also plays a part. They will learn about the different types of teeth, and understand the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.

Foundation subjects

History: Topic – Titanic

Investigate the story of the Titanic tragedy and the events leading up to it using primary and secondary sources

Explore the relevance of the Titanic to our locality and its impact when first launched

Geography: Topic – Weather & Climate

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns across the UK and abroad

Learn about the location of hot and cold areas in relation to Equator and North & Soles poles

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present local weather

Art: Printing with plasticine stamps – wrapping paper

DT: Making pencil cases

RE: Stewardship, Signs and Symbols, The Son of God

PSHE: Settling in, Making friends, Conflict resolution

ICT: Programming using Scratch, producing digital music, using video software and collecting & analysing data.

PE: Symmetry and Asymmetry, Weather dance

Games: Netball and Hockey

Music: Listen2me Ukulele

French: Self and Family, Numbers and Shapes, Colours, Weather, French culture and Transport

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going, completing 4 activities a week.
  • Read with your child often so they can practice their fluency and expression.
  • Keep practising times tables
  • Watch the news for any extreme weather events!

Events

  • Minstead residential – 9th-11th Sept
  • Class trip to Sea City Museum –6th October
  • Trip to Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey(details to follow)

 Messages

  • Please bring in a labelled art overall
  • Mercury PE/Games is on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Spellings are now handed out on Monday and tested on Fridays. The yellow spelling homework book lists different activities to complete each evening at home. Due in on Fridays.
  • Homework due back in on a Thursday
  • Any parental offers of help will be gratefully received. Please come in and chat with Miss Whiteman.

 

Saturn Class:  Year 4

Teachers: Mrs Landen, Mrs Choules, Mrs Harding, Mrs Johnson, Mr Walker

LSAs :Mrs Brannigan, Mrs Maundrell

Topic: Rule Britannia

English

Spelling focus: topic words, Year 4 words and patterns of prefixes and suffixes.

Grammar focus: Revise parts of a sentence: noun, verb and adjective. Improve sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs. Use a range of conjunction (eg when, if, because) in all writing. Use the ed-ing-ly strategy to start sentences in a variety of ways and use the present and past tenses confidently.

Reading: Poetry, especially school poems. Information books related to the topic. Year 4 text: The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.

Writing genre –Writing activities linked to the Minstead trip. Book Study on The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.

Poetry recital competition – Week 1

Maths

Learning all times tables and division facts. Developing sense of place value in 4-digit numbers. Order and compare numbers. Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Use mental methods to solve problems.

Using written methods for the 4 rules of number to answer a range of problems, including money. Estimate, measure and compare different units of measure. Interpret and present data in a variety of ways. Explore the properties of shapes. Learn to use hundredths in relation to money, counting in tenths and hundredths.

Recognise and use common equivalent fractions.

Science

Living things and their Habitats Ideas to explore will be: living things can be grouped in different ways according to their characteristics including the use of classification keys to identify a variety of living things in their own environment and the creation of such keys themselves. The children will recognise that change (environmental, seasonal and human action) can affect organisms and habitats differently.

Animals including Humans

Food chains will be used and constructed identifying producers, predators and prey with an understanding that these may alter depending on the habitat of the animals and that adaptation also plays a part. They will learn about the different types of teeth, and understand the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.

Foundation subjects

History: Rule Britannia – study of the changing role of monarchy and Parliament

Art: Portrait study – comparing styles of portraiture

DT: Door stops (Textiles)

RE:Trinity, Holy, John the Baptist,

PSHE: Who decides? We’re all different

ICT: Programming using Scratch, producing digital music, using video software and collecting & analysing data.

PE:, Gym (bridges) Circus Dance

Games: Netball and Hockey

French: self and family, numbers and shapes,colours, weather, France(geography and culture) transport

Music: Listen2me Ukulele

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going
  • Visit art galleries to look at different portraits
  • Keep an eye out for Royal an parliamentary articles in newspapers and bring them in
  • Bring in a favourite photo of yourself to use in art
  • Find out about insects you discover in your garden

 

Events

  • Poetry Competition 3rd & 4th September
  • Year 4 Minstead Residential Trip 10th to 12th September
  • Trip to Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey(details to follow)

 Messages

  • Please bring in an art overall
  • Saturn PE/Games is Thursdays and Fridays
  • Any parental offers of help will be gratefully received. Please come in and chat with Mrs Landen.

 

Class: Mercury Year 4 Teaching team: Miss Whiteman, Mrs Choules, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Harding, Mrs Brannigan, Mr Walker and Mrs Maundrell

Curriculum News — Summer 2015 Topic: Ancient Egypt

EnglishSpelling focus: topic words, suffixes, plural words and possessive apostrophe with plural words

Grammar focus: Continue to use the ed-ing-ly strategy to start sentences in a variety of ways and improving sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs. Using the past tense accurately, including irregular verbs, paragraphs and connectives, revise clauses and use fronted adverbials (e.g. Later that day, …), using speech, apostrophes, self-checking and editing.

Reading: Guided reading, book study, reading a range of poetry and real life persuasive texts

Writing genre – Year 4

  • Fiction book study – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl exploring stories in imaginary worlds with issues and dilemmas
  • Poetry – exploring form
  • Non-Fiction – persuasive texts
 Maths

  • Learning all times tables with a quick response and use with corresponding division facts
  • Recap rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Using a range of mental methods to solve problems with increasingly large numbers, including missing number problems
  • Using written methods for the 4 rules of number to answer a range of worded problems, including measures and money
  • Solving a variety of questions involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places
  • Telling the time to the nearest minute on analogue and digital clocks. Solving problems involving the passage of time (timetables) and conversion between 12 and 24 hour clocks
  • Revising the properties of shapes and using the terms horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular
  • Interpreting and presenting data in a variety of ways.
ScienceSound: Identify how sounds are made associating some of them with vibration and that these travel through a medium to the ear. Identify patterns between pitch of a sound and features of the object(s) that made it and volume of sound and strength of vibrations. Know that sounds get fainter the as the distance from the source increases.

States Of Matter: Group materials according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Observe that some materials can change state when heated or cooled, measure and research the temperature at which this happens in Celsius. Identify the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate rate of evaporation with temperature.

Foundation subjects

Topic: Ancient Egypt (History)

  • Locating Egypt and understanding the benefits of the River Nile
  • Learning about the importance of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation and their way of life.
  • Finding out about the social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt and the life of a Pharaoh
  • Exploring the religious beliefs and rituals
  • Learning about the life and discovery of Tutankhamun
  • Finding out what the Ancient Egyptians did for us

Art & DT: Egyptian masks, patterning, wooden chariots

RE: The concept of celebration focussing on Jewish festival of Shavuot.

PSHE: Keeping safe and keeping healthy

ICT: Coding using Espresso and Scratch, website design using Hamilton WebLearner

PE & Games: Cricket, athletics and swimming

Music: African Drumming

French: weather, days of the week, parts of the body, French customs and culture

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going, completing 4 activities a week. New activities were sent home last term to give the children some more ideas!
  • Read with your child often so they can practice their fluency and expression. If your child particularly enjoys a book, why not encourage them to write a review for display in school?
  • Keep practising times tables and telling the time on analogue and digital clocks in preparation for maths unit
 Messages

  • Please make sure your child has anamed art overall at school for use during messy activities!
  • The yellow spelling book should be going home on Monday and returned at the end of the week on Friday.
  • Please send in any cardboard (not too thick) you accumulate over the next few weeks for use to make our Egyptian death masks!
  Events

  • Swimming lessons on Wednesdays @ Kings (7 weeks)
  • Egyptian exhibition at Highclere Castle – 9th June
  • Sports Day – Friday 26th June am

 

Class: Saturn Year 4 Teaching team: Mrs Landen, Mrs Choules, Mrs Harding, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Maundrell

Curriculum News — Summer 2015 Topic: Exploration

 

EnglishSpelling Focus: topic words, suffixes, plural words and possessive apostrophe with plural words.

Grammar Focus:  Continue to use the ed-ing-ly strategy to start sentences in a variety of ways, improve sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs.  Use the past tense accurately, including irregular verbs.  Continue to organise writing with paragraphs and a range of connectives.  Revise clauses and use fronted adverbials (e.g. Later that day, …). Use direct speech in stories and check writing with a dictionary.  Use apostrophe for possession and contraction.

Reading: Book Study – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  Reading a range of poetry with a variety of structures.  Reading a range of real life persuasive texts,including letters, posters and adverts.

Writing Genre: Fiction – Book Study: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, exploring stories in imaginary worlds with issues and dilemmas.

 MathsLearning all times tables with a quick response and use with corresponding division facts.  Recap rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.  Using a range of mental methods to solve problems with increasingly large numbers, including missing number problems.  Using written methods for the 4 rules of number to answer a range of worded problems, including measures and money.  Solving a variety of questions involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places.  Telling the time to the nearest minute on analogue and digital clocks.  Solving problems involving the passage of time (timetables) and conversion between 12 and 24 hour clocks.  Revising the properties of shapes and using the terms horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular.  Interpreting and presenting data in a variety of ways.
 ScienceSound: Identify how sounds are made associating some of them with vibration and that these travel through a medium to the ear. Identify patterns between pitch of a sound and features of the object(s) that made it and volume of sound and strength of vibrations. Know that  sounds get fainter the as the distance from the source increases.

States Of Matter: Group materials according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Observe that some materials can change state when heated or cooled, measure and research the temperature at which this happens in Celsius. Identify the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate rate of evaporation with temperature.

 Foundation subjectsGeography and History : Exploration

  • Mapwork skills including historical maps, longitude and latitude, timezones
  • Finding out about historical explorers of land sea and space
  • Detailed study of Shackleton’s Antartic Exploration

Art: Paul Klee – patterning and colour

DT: Food technology (savoury dishes)

RE: Concept of stones as symbols in religion

PSHE: Friendships

ICT:  Computer mapping programmes,  Coding, Internet maps linked to geography work.

PE: Swimming

Games:  striking and fielding, athletics

Music: African drumming

French: weather, days of the week, parts of the body, French customs and culture

Suggestions to support learning at home

  • It would be very beneficial if you can practise telling the time on analogue and digital clocks with your child in preparation for this maths topic.
  • Try to keep the daily spelling routine going
  •  Keep practising times tables and related division facts for a quick response
  • Research explorers of land, sea and space. Look out for interesting newspaper articles.
 Events

  • 13th May – Trip to the London Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark. See separate letter.
  • 1st-5th June DT theme week – Food Sports Day
  • 26th June Hat Fayre 3rd July

Messages

  • Swimming starts Wednesday 22nd April
  • Please bring in an art overall
  • Saturn PE/Games is Thursdays and Fridays
  • Any parental offers of help will be gratefully recieved. Please come in and chat with Mrs Landen.