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Welcome to our Year 4 class

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English

We will be starting this half term with ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We will be looking at poetry, play scripts, newspaper reports and writing a sequel to the story ‘The Iron Man in Penketh!’  We will be continuing our work on coordinating conjunctions and using subordinate conjunctions as well as expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, pronouns and nouns within and across sentences. We will continue our work on the year 4 word list as well as prefixes, suffixes and homophones. 

Maths

We will be using Times Tables Rockstars to practise our times tables. We will be introducing how to measure the area of an object as well as a lot of work on fractions – equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. At the end of half term we will carry out some work on time and intorduce the 24 hour clock. 

times tables(1)

Challenge

We need to know all the multiplcation and division facts for every times table up to 12X12

We learn them in this order. 

X10 X2 X5 X4 X3 X8 X6 X7 X9 X11 X12

 

Challenge yourself on 'Hit the Button' The current score to beat is 33. 

To help improve the speed at which you can answer multiplcation questions use Times Tables Rockstars. 

 

We also need to learn to spell all the words from the year 3/4 words list.

We are currently focusing on the following words: 

peculiar, natural, opposite, notice, occasion, position, knowledge, length, library, increase, minute, mention, medicine, material, possess

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.  It will be swimming and gymnastics. 

Geography

We will investigating if we are still part of Europe and the European Union. Locating countries and capital cities within Europe and completing fact files about a selection of countries. We will also be plotting on a map the different countries the Iron Man visits throughout the story. As well as going out and about in Penketh using compasses and grid references to plot the journey the Iron Man took through Penketh when we write our sequel stories. 

map of Penketh

Science - Electricity

  We will be looking at electricity – identifying common appliances that use electricity, making simple circuits and adding switches, light and buzzers. We will be identifying what is wrong with a circuit that doesn’t work and how to fix it as well as making circuits for our Iron Man, so his eyes will light up and change colour.

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Homework

The children will have home reading books, times tables practise, English and My Maths homework on a weekly basis. Homework will be given on a Monday and must be handed in on a Friday.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays and tested on Fridays. 

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Spellings

Handwriting

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