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WELCOME TO YEAR 4 2021-22 WITH MRS CLARKE & MRS SYKES

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Welcome to our Year Four Class Page. 

This page will be updated every half term to help keep you up to date with the things we will be working on this year. 

There will also be a copy of my long term plan for the year and each half term I will add my medium term plan for the half term. 

Look out for helpful websites to support the learning at home and a copy of the spellings for each half term. 

ENGLISH

where the forest meets the sea

In English . . .

This half term we will be using ‘When the forest meets the sea’

We will be writing a non-chronological report by

building a varied and rich vocabulary, using paragraphs to organise information and ideas around a theme and using layout features e.g. questions to draw in the reader, headings and subheadings, paragraphs to group related ideas and diagrams.

 

 

MATHS

As Mathematicians  . . .

This half term we will converting measures including mass, volume and length and recapping over how we use Roman numerals.

After assessment week we will be looking at angles and triangles and learning how to plot positions and how to use bar graphs and line graphs.

We will also be completing the multiplication checker and hopefully quite of few of us will be completing the times table challenge!

 

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TIMES TABLES

Times Table Challenge

We will be contuniung our Times Table Challenge and will be working each week on our individual times tables. After completing each challenge, the children will receive a certificate and will move along the Times Table Ladder. 

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Times Table Rock Star

We will be using Times Table Rock Stars at both home and school to help us improve our speed of recalling multiplcation facts. 

Will you be quick enough to be a Rock Hero? 

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SPELLINGS

Spellings for this half term: 

Group 1

 

YEAR 4 SPELLING OVERVIEW – SUMMER 2 Group 1

DATE

 

1

06/06/22

valley, journey, money, monkey, donkey, honey, chimney, turkey, trolley, abbey

2

13/06/22

ascent, crescent, descend, discipline, fascinate, scene, scent, science, scissors

3

20/06/22

flies, tries, cries, replies, dries, applies, fries, defies, denies, occupies

4

27/06/22

accept, except, affect, effect, berry, bury, medal, meddle, missed, mist, scene, seen, weather, whether, whose, who’s

5

04/07/22

peculiar, decide, experience, suppose, century, February, knowledge, perhaps, separate, straight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 2

 

YEAR 4 SPELLING OVERVIEW – SUMMER 1

DATE

Group 2

1

06/06/22

knee, knit, gnat, gnaw, climb, thumb

2

13/06/22

vision, treasure, judge, dodge, crystal, gym

3

20/06/22

potion, mission, mansion, delicious

4

27/06/22

our, oar, ore, daughter, pour, more

5

04/07/22

Revision

 

 

Group 3

YEAR 4 SPELLING OVERVIEW – SUMMER 2

DATE

 

1

06/06/22

told, because, sure, people, eye, could, should, great, again

2

13/06/22

bulge, change, charge, huge, village, badge, bridge, dodge, edge, fudge

3

20/06/22

adjust, energy, gem, giant, giraffe, jacket, jar, jog, join, magic

4

27/06/22

gnarl, gnome, gnash, gnat, gnaw, knife, knit, knock, know, knuckle

5

04/07/22

wrap, wrath, wreath, wreck, wren, wrinkle, wrist, write, wrong, wrote

 

 

 

SCIENCE

water cycle

As Scientists. . .

We will be looking at states of matter

comparing and grouping materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases, observing that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) and identifying the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK

Homework will be given out on a Monday to be completed and returned by a Friday. There will be on-line Maths homework and Reading Comprehension  homework to be completed in your child’s homework book. Your child will also have spellings, reading and times table challenges to complete each week.

boomwhackers

In Music . . . 

We will be using the Boomwhackers to think about pitch, dynamics and tempo.

We will also be thinking about what we need to perform as a group.

 

river

As Geographers . . .

We will be looking at how a river is formed and the journey a river takes from source to mouth, naming all the different parts of a river along the way.

Next we will look at what happens when a river floods and the impact that has on the people and places around it.

Then we will name and locate the five longest rivers in the UK and focus mainly on the River Mersey – where it flows, how is it used and how important it is to the local area. Finally we will look at waterfalls in North and South America, finding out what they are and how they are formed.

 

 

risk taker

In PSHE . . .

We will be thinking about how as we grow up we can keep ourselves safe and how we make decisions about taking risks.

 

 

 

sewing

As Designers. . . 

We will be looking at how we can turn a 2D design into a 3D object. We will using folds and joins that we know and we will be learning some simple sewing stitches to hold our object together. We will also be looking at how we can secure our object so that things don’t fall out.

 

 

 

heart

In RE . . .

We will be exploring what ‘love your neighbour’ really means and how Christians follow this for all people.

We will also be reading fables and bible stories and analysing them to find out what they mean and how they apply to us in modern life.

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In PE . . .

This half term we will be improving our skills in athletics ready for our sports day. We will be running long and short distances, hurdling and skipping, as well as developing our field skills, including javelin, shot and discus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

spanish flag

 In Spanish . . .

For our Spanish lessons we will be learning how to describe different types of weather and how to order different flavours of ice creams in Spanish.

 

 

motion

In Computing . . .

We will be learning how to use imotion to create simple films with sound and graphics. 

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