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WELCOME TO YEAR 4 2020-21 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

yr 4 text 6

This half term we will be using ‘When the Giant Stirred’ by Celia Godkin.

It is a story based on a legendary tale about a volcanic island.The children will be using expand noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition, using and punctuating direct speech and using commas after fronted adverbials to create their own version of ‘When the giant stirred’ in the first person from the point of view of the boy in the story.

MATHS

This half term we will begin the half term by looking at decimals – writing tenths and hundredths, comparing and ordering decimals and rounding decimals.

Then we will return to fractions, looking at adding and subtracting fractions. Next we will be looking at what happens when we divide a whole number by 10 and by 100, using tenths and hundredths.

Finally this half term we recap over multiplying and dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit.

decimals

TIMES TABLES

Times Table Challenge

We will be continuing 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 1

DATE

 

1.

12/04/21

science, abscess, ascend, descend, scene, scissors, scented, crescent, fascinate

2.

19/04/21

division, collision, explosion, corrosion, conclusion, extension, comprehension, evasion, intrusion, conclusion

3.

26/04/21

accidentally, experience, experiment, knowledge, medicine, occasionally, peculiar, purpose, separate

4

03/05/21

men’s, children’s, Thomas’, James’, girl’s, boy’s, teachers’, babies’, ladies’

5

10/05/21

weather, whether, who’s, whose, medal, meddle, missed, mist, team, teem

6

17/05/21

therefore, though, favourite, library, material, regular, natural, straight, surprise, bicycle

7

24/05/21

 

 

 

Group 2

 

YEAR 4 SPELLING OVERVIEW – SUMMER 1

DATE

 

1.

12/04/21

hopeless, chatting, shared, clapped, careless, helpful, smiling, hugged, fearful

2.

19/04/21

quickly, nicely, lately, closely, happily, funnily, luckily, gently, simply, basically, frantically

3.

26/04/21

actual, caught, difficult, forwards, interest, probably, actually, centre, disappear, fruit

4

03/05/21

gym, cygnet, pyramid, crystal, cymbal, mystery, myth, symbol

5

10/05/21

isn’t, hasn’t, he’ll, won’t, don’t, can’t, they’re, you’re, you’ll, you’ve

6

17/05/21

island, promise, although, century, early, group, learn, question, answer, certain

7

24/05/21

 

 

 

SCIENCE

states of matter

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.

History, DT, Spanish, Music, RE & PE

music notes

This Unit of Work builds on previous learning and is focused around one song: Lean On Me by Bill Withers. The unit features Soul and Gospel music and a theme of helping each other

 

 

river

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.

5 pillars

We will be exploring why Muslims fast during Ramadhan.

What are the key values of Islam and how Muslims live their lives following the five pillars of Islam. We will be considering how commitment is a large part of any religion and what commitments we have and how they can have a positive impact on our lives.

pottery

We will be finding out about sculpture. Looking at what pottery is and how is it made. Learning about Otto and Vivka Heino and why they are famous potters.

Next we will investigate how important pottery was in Ancient Greek life. We will learn the techniques of coiling and pinching and then design and make our own Greek pot.

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This half term we will be  learning how to play invasion games.

We will be developing the following skills sending an object, receiving an object, dodging,  changing direction, travelling in multiple directions, speed & agility, spatial awareness, change of speed, anticipation, footwork: 

 

 

 

spanish flag

For our Spanish lessons we will be learning how to  say parts of the body and explain that we are unwell or hurt.

We will recap over jungle animal names and then use adjectives to descirbe them, writing simples phrases and sentences to desribe different jungle animals.

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 Grammar 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.

bug club

Bug Club has books set for your child to read at home. There are quizzes and questions to complete along the way. When your child has completed all the activities within the book they will automatically be assigned a new book. Children should be aiming to read at home 4 times a week. 

PLANS

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