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Welcome to Year 4R

Welcome back! I hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas break and are recharged and ready for a jam-packed Spring 1 term!

 

Please read this page to keep up to date with our focus for learning throughout the year. We are going to be asking, 'Where are we going and who are we going to meet?' throughout every unit of work. We will be travelling around the world and meeting many significant individuals. I am sure you will really enjoy the topics this year. I will share our learning further on our ClassDojo page.

 

All of our Spring 1 learning is listed below. If you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school or send a message on ClassDojo during school hours.

 

Mrs. Rafferty and Mrs McQuilton-Morgan

 

MATHS:

GRAPHS

The children will learn how to interpret picture graphs and bar graphs. They will be introduced to line graphs and learn how they are used to measure change over time

FRACTIONS

Pupils will be introduced to hundredths. They will learn about mixed number fractions and improper fractions. Understanding equivalent fractions is very important so please support your children with this.

The children will learn how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions, how to add and subtract fractions and will solve addition and subtraction word problems.

 

 Times Tables

Quick recall of multiplication facts are vital for your children to gain confidence and fluency in both mental and written calculations. They should be practising for at least 10 minutes every day using the TTRS app, aiming to increase their accuracy and speed.

As you know, the Government have introduced a times table check at the end of Year 4. Please support your child to do as well as they can in this national test.

 

Please click below to assess the TTRS website

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

LITERACY:

 

 

This half term, our focus text is 'Werewolf Club Rules’ by Joseph Coelho and Micheal Rosen’s A to Z the Best Children’s Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah.’ The children will be exploring features of poetry and analysing many poems. The children will also explore the feelings and emotions of the poems whilst also inferring why the poet has written the poem in this way. They will be writing and performing their own poem.

 

 We will continue to explore grammar within the English language and apply this knowledge in all our writing. We will be learning about alliteration, similes and metaphors, rhyme and rhyming structures, personification and onomatopoeia.

 

SPELLING

Every Friday, your child will be given their new spelling lists. Please take time to help your child to learn these spellings each week. They will be tested on the following Friday. The children will be introduced to different methods to help them to learn the spelling rules. To help your child learn their spellings, please encourage them to recap the meaning of words and write them in sentences.

SCIENCE:

 

This term we will be exploring ‘States of Matter’. We will be comparing and grouping materials together according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Also, we will be observing how some materials can change state when heated or cooled and identifying the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

 

R.E.

Our focus will be:

How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?

History:

 

This term, we will be studying The Romans. We will be explaining why the Romans invaded Britain and the impact this had on Britain. We will be using a range of sources to gather evidence, meeting Queen Boudicca and learning about the rebellion she led. We will also be comparing Roman and modern-day Britain.

 

ART:

   

 

This half term, we will be exploring the topic ‘Every Picture Tells a Story.’  We will be exploring the work of many artists and analysing their artwork.

 

Life Education

Our Life Education sessions this half term will focus on 'Safety’. During this unit, the children will be developing an understanding how to be safe online.

 

P.E.

 P.E lessons will continue on Monday afternoons.  The children must come to school wearing their full PE kit every Monday. Earrings must be removed and they will need a water bottle.

 

This is the PE kit your child is required to wear:

Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings

Red t-shirt

Pumps or trainers

This term's focus is Dance.

 

 

MUSIC

 In Year 4, the children learn to play the violin with Mrs. Guillan. This is a great opportunity for them to experience playing an instrument and you can look forward to hearing them play.

 

Computing

This will be taught by Mr. Adimora from Technola every Tuesday morning.

 

Reading books

We will continue to use Accelerated Reader. The children will complete a quiz on every book they read and then receive a new reading book. Please make sure your child reads with an adult every day after school. It is essential that your child engages in reading for pleasure as this helps to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills.

 

If you have any questions or are able to support us in any of our curriculum areas, please speak to us before or after school. We are always here to help.

 

 

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OVERVIEW FOR THIS HALF TERM.

 

Welcome back! I hope you have all enjoyed your Autumn break and are recharged and ready for a jam packed Autumn term 2!

 

Please read this page to keep up to date with our focus for learning throughout the year. We are going to be asking, 'Where are we going and who are we going to meet?' throughout every unit of work. We will be travelling around the world and meeting many significant individuals. I am sure you will really enjoy the topics this year. I will share our learning further on our ClassDojo page.

 

All of our Autumn 2 learning is listed below. If you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school or send a message on ClassDojo during school hours.

 

Mrs. Rafferty and Mrs McQuilton-Morgan 

MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION

The children will recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12, they will multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

GRAPHS

The children will learn how to interpret picture graphs and bar graphs. They will be introduced to line graphs and learn how they are used to measure change over time

FRACTIONS

Pupils will be introduced to hundredths. They will learn about mixed number fractions and improper fractions.

The children will learn how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions,  how to add and subtract fractions and will solve addition and subtraction word problems.

 

Quick recall of multiplication facts are vital for your children to gain confidence and fluency in both mental and written calculations. They should be practising for at least 10 minutes every day using the TTRS app, aiming to increase their accuracy and speed.

As you know, the Government have introduced a times table check at the end of Year 4. Please support your child to do as well as they can in this national test.

 

Please click below to assess the TTRS website

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

 

 

This half term, our focus text is 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane' by Kate DiCamillo. This story follows the life of a toy rabbit and we will be analysing how he changes over time. The children will be exploring the feelings and emotions of the characters and lessons learned by the end of the book. They will be recounting 'a story within a story', writing a book review and writing an autobiography in role as Edward Tulane.

 

 

 

We will continue to explore grammar within the English language and apply this knowledge in all our writing. We will be learning about the present perfect tense, adverbial phrases, determiners, similes, metaphors and direct speech.

 

In Science, we will continue to explore Living Things and their Habitats. We will be able to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways and we will be using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their wider environment.

 

In RE, we will continue to explore Hinduism. Our focus will be:

What does it mean to be Hindu in Britain today?

(Dharma)

 

 

 

This half term in Geography, we will focus on Europe. We will be asking the question 'Why is Europe successful?' We will be learning about lines of longitude and latitude and understanding time zones. The children will also be identifying capital cities in Europe and debating the positives and negatives of tourism.

 

 

 

This half term in Design Technology, we will be adapting a recipe to make biscuits. We will be testing ingredients, creating a budget and designing the packages for our biscuits. We will then be having a 'biscuit bake off'!

 

Our RSE sessions this half term will focus on 'Health and Wellbeing'. During this unit, the children will be developing emotional maturity; learning that we experience a range of emotions and are responsible for these; appreciating the emotions of others; developing a growth mindset; identifying calming and relaxing activities and developing independence in dental hygiene

 

 

P.E lessons will continue on Monday mornings.  The children must come to school wearing their full PE kit every Monday. Earrings must be removed and they will need a water bottle.

This is the PE kit your child is required to wear:

Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings

Red t-shirt

Pumps or trainers

This term's focus is Dance.

 

 

 

Every Friday, your child will be given their new spelling lists. Please take time to help your child learn these spellings each week. They will be tested on the following Friday. The children will be introduced to different methods to help them to learn the spelling rules. To help your child learn their spellings, please encourage them to recap the meaning of words and write them in sentences. 

 

 

 

 

In Year 4 the children learn to play the violin with Mrs. Guillan. This is a great opportunity for them to experience playing an instrument and you can look forward to hearing them play. Please scroll down this page to see some photos from our lessons.

 

Computing

This will be taught by Technola every Monday morning. Look on Dojo for further information and photographs of our activities.

 

 

 

Reading books

We will continue to use Accelerated Reader. The children will complete a quiz on every book they read and then receive a new reading book. Please make sure your child reads with an adult every day after school. It is essential that your child engages in reading for pleasure as this helps to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills.

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions or are able to support us in any of our curriculum areas, please speak to us before or after school. We are always here to help.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OVERVIEW FOR THIS HALF TERM

A huge welcome to all of our children and families. Please read this page to keep up to date with our focus for learning throughout the year. We are going to be asking, 'Where are we going and who are we going to meet?' throughout every unit of work. We will be travelling around the world and meeting many significant individuals. I am sure you will really enjoy the topics this year. I will share our learning further on our ClassDojo page.

 

All of our Autumn 1 learning is listed below. If you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school or send a message on ClassDojo during school hours.

 

Mrs. Rafferty and Mrs McQuilton-Morgan 

Maths

This term, we will be focusing on place value. We will also be revising addition and subtraction and solving word problems. We will be learning written methods for multiplication and division and recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

 

 

Literacy

This term, we will be reading The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf. This is a fascinating book about a refugee called Ahmet who comes to live in London. We will be analysing the text, exploring new vocabulary, writing character and setting descriptions which will lead up to us writing our own story sequel.

 

  

 

In grammar and punctuation lessons, we will be focusing on the Year 4 objectives starting with using pronouns. 

 

 

 

 

Science

In Autumn 1, we are going to be learning about Living Things and their Habitats. We will be able to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways and we will be using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their wider environment.

 

 

 

History

History will focus on a study of Ancient Greece. We will be finding out about Greek gods and goddesses, recalling facts about the battle of Marathon and explaining about the Ancient Greeks' political system.

 

 

 

Art

Our first Art topic will be Texture and Pattern. We will be exploring charcoal, printing, reflection and symmetry.

 

 

 

RE

In Autumn 1, our RE lessons are going to be focusing on Hinduism. We will be learning about Hindu gods, Hindu worship and Hindu symbolism.

 

 

PHSE/RSE

We will be learning about families and relationships. This includes respect and manners, healthy friendships and thinking about how our behaviour affects others.

 

 

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be adapting a recipe to make biscuits. We will be testing ingredients, creating a budget and designing the packages for our biscuits. We will then be having a 'biscuit bake off'!

 

 

TTRS

The children have logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or tablet. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of. Children will be taking part in TTRS in class every day.

 

 

Please click below to assess the TTRS website

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

P.E

This year, our P.E lessons will take place on Monday mornings.  The children must come to school wearing their full PE kit every Monday. Earrings must be removed and they will need a water bottle and outdoor coat..

This is the PE kit your child is required to wear:

Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings

Red t-shirt

Pumps or trainers

This term's focus is Basketball.

 

 

 

Spelling

Every Friday, your child will be given their new spelling lists. Please take time to help your child learn these spellings each week. They will be tested on the following Friday. The children will be introduced to different methods to help them to learn the spelling rules. To help your child learn their spellings, please encourage them to recap the meaning of words and write them in sentences. 

 

 

Music

In Year 4 the children learn to play the violin with Mrs. Guillan. This is a great opportunity for them to experience playing an instrument and you can look forward to hearing them play.

 

 

Computing

This will be taught by Technola every Monday morning. Look on Dojo for further information and photographs of our activities.

 

 

 

Reading books

We will continue to use Accelerated Reader. The children will complete a quiz on every book they read and then receive a new reading book. Please make sure your child reads with an adult every day after school. It is essential that your child engages in reading for pleasure as this helps to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills.

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions or are able to support us in any of our curriculum areas, please speak to us before or after school. We are always here to help.

 

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
  • Email: stthomas@bury.gov.uk
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