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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

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In English . . .

This half term we will be using ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Chrsitina Balit, which links really well with our Geography work on volcanoes. We will be looking to write from different characters points of view, using verb forms, standard English, direct speech and organising paragraphs into themes.

 

MATHS

As Mathematicians  . . .

This half term we will be continuing our work on multiplication and division. Learning how to multiply and divide two digits by one digit.

We will learning how to calculate the area of a shape using multiplication to help us and learning how to read and use the 24 hour clock.

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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 – SPRING 1

DATE

 

1

04/01/22

believe, certain, favourite, material, peculiar, surprise, various, experience, reign, extreme

2

10/01/22

fiction, lotion, nation, section, station, inclusion, invasion, extension, television, revision

3

17/01/22

admission, aggression, confession, discussion, expression, mission, permission, possession, procession

4

24/01/22

beautician, electrician, magician, mathematician, musician, optician, politician, technician

5

31/01/22

adoration, aspiration, admiration, information, alteration, preparation, relaxation, variation, sensation, floatation

6

07/02/22

culture, creature, adventure, picture, furniture, closure, treasure, enclosure, pleasure, leisure

7

14/02/22

separate, suppose, strength, occasion, knowledge, February, calendar, business, although, actual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 2

 

YEAR 4 SPELLING OVERVIEW – SPRING 1

DATE

 

1

04/01/22

they, friend, our, house, you, your my

2

10/01/22

rock, plant, tree, grass, sand, neck, tail, horn

3

17/01/22

pocket, rabbit, thunder, sunset, carrot, winner, morning

4

24/01/22

chop, ship, thin, queen, fluff, frizz, crack

5

31/01/22

kiss, miss, off, pull, stiff, hiss, jazz

6

07/02/22

flat, sand, trod, small, clock, crowd, beast

7

14/02/22

REVISION

 

 

SCIENCE

electrical circuit

As Scientists. . .

We will be learning about electricity, which devices use battery power and which we need to plug into the mains.

How we create a series circuit and how electricity flows and which materials make good conductors and insulators

 

 

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.

History, Music, PE, PSHE, Art, RE, Computing, Spanish

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As Musicians . . .

We will be learning how to play the ukulele.

At first we will look at the different parts of the instrument, learn how to strum and tune our instruments. After that, we will learn 4 basic chords and look at TAB notation. Using the chords we have learnt we will learn songs and end with a whole class performance.

 

 

 

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As Geographers . . .

 

We will be finding out about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, looking at their key physical and human characteristics.

We will understand what an earthquake is and how they occur and identify the parts of a volcano, what causes them to erupt and the difference between active, dormant and extinct volcanoes.

 

feelings

In PSHE,  and British values . . .

 We will be thinking about how can we manage our feelings?

How everyday things can affect feelings, how feelings change over time and can be experienced at different levels of intensity, the importance of expressing feelings and how they can be expressed in different ways and how to respond proportionately to, and manage, feelings in different circumstances 

 

 

 

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As Artisits . . . 

This half term we will be learning about great artists in history and compare the similarities and differences making links to their own work.

Our focus will be William Turner.

 

 

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In RE . . .

We will be exploring how Sikhs convey their beliefs and commitments in the way they live their lives and through symbols which are observable expressions of faith.

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In PE . . .

This half term we will be dancing, learning to listen to a piece of music, felt the beat and fit movement to it with a focus on floor work and pathways.

 

 

 

 

 

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In Spanish 

We will be learning about the importance of the Ephiphany in Spain.

Our main foucs will learning how to say family nouns and part of th eface in Spanish.

 

computer animation

In Computing . . . 

We will be learning how to use computers to create animations .

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