Year 4 – Overview for the Winter Terms
Teachers – Mrs Ford, Mrs Budd, Mrs Englefield, Mrs Maslin, Mrs Crossan
How Are We Better Together?
Our Topic this term is in the form of a question. It will touch on many of the curriculum areas we will be studying.
In Geography we will be looking at the history of settlements and how and why people came to live together in communities. Our question will also be closely linked to our Forest School this term. In the forest they will learn about lives of people in the Stone Age.
Whilst in Science we will be finding out about ourselves and other animals. We will be focusing on teeth, bones, digestion and diet, before looking at habitats and food chains and how they link the lives of animals together.
Furthermore, in PE we will be continuing to look at our social abilities in Real PE and developing our gymnastics skills, we will then move on to look at our thinking skills and games activities.
In RE this term will continue to focus on the beliefs and practices of Judaism, this time focusing on the festival of Passover.
School values will continue to be an important part of our PSHE.
Mrs Collister will be continuing to support our French lessons where we will focus on developing our greetings, numbers and conversations.
In music sessions the children will continue to follow the Charanga music scheme.
In English the children will be exploring poetry. This will be done with a focus on The Stone Age, We will be looking at the different forms poetry can take, writing and performing our own pieces.
We will also be reading “Stig of the Dump” by Clive King to explore narrative prose. The focus will be on interesting language choices and the better use of adjectives and clauses to make their writing clearer.
In math’s the children will be continuing to explore shape, symmetry and area before moving on to look at measures .
They will be building their skills in the basic number operations of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. They will be applying these in problem solving contexts. It would be helpful if they could continue to practise their times tables, especially the threes and fours at home.
Important dates will all be listed on our class page on the website
Class Information/Home Learning
The most effective way to learn to read is to do to every day. Please continue to read with your child and record their reading in their reading record even if they choose to read something of their own.
We will be signing up the class to an online spelling portal which we will be using to complete weekly class challenges and spelling practices.
To build on their knowledge of times tables the children will continue to be provided with activities to complete each week.
They will continue with Monster maths each Wednesday and have the sheets to take home to practise.
PE will usually take place on a Wednesday but PE kits should be brought in on a Monday and should stay in school all week. We run every day so all children need trainers in school.
Monday they will need suitable clothing for their Forest School sessions.
There is a sign-up sheet on the classroom door if you are able to help. We do need your support for this.
Children should bring a water bottle to school every day and as the weather is unpredictable a coat should also be brought to school daily.
Thursday 28th February – Explorer Dome visits school looking at habitats and food chains.