4T had the pleasure of welcoming resident expert, Amy, to share her experience of Shabbat. She brought special sweet bread to share called challah, recited a prayer and showed us how to wear a kippah.
Dear Year 4 Parents,
Whilst this is a short half term, we have much planned to keep the children happily busy learning.
Have a restful and enjoyable week.
Mrs. Allery and Mrs. Thompson
The children will continue to write, rehearse and film their ‘Theatre in Education’ project. KS
Comprehension will be closely linked to our writing work, focusing on time connectives, tenses, technical language and editing. We will also be preparing for the poetry competition. RA/KS
This half term we will be moving onto information and explanation texts. RA/KS
Mrs. Allery’s maths group
This half term we will be focusing on Time: reading and writing times and time duration; Weight: reading scales, recording using decimal notation and practical estimating and weighing activities; Data Handling and probability; Addition and Subtraction involving three digit numbers using various strategies. RA
Mrs. Thompson’s maths group
This half term we will be interpreting and constructing pictograms; developing mental strategies of addition and subtraction to 10,000; finding fractions of a shape, including mixed numbers and revising equivalence, ordering fractions; comparing, rounding and ordering decimals. We will also develop the number sequence to millions. KT
This half term the children will be learning about ‘circuits and conductors’. They will learn about where electricity comes from and the dangers of electricity. The topic also includes the difference between conductors and insulators, how switches work and what makes a complete circuit. Their investigations will focus on changing the brightness of bulbs or speed of motors by adding cells and more components. EG/ KT
We will be starting a new and exciting topic about the English Civil War where we will be covering: how Charles I's actions contributed to the war, recognising the Cavaliers and the Roundheads and for whom they fought, looking at the main battles of the war and how the Parliamentarians won and researching what life was like in England during Cromwell's rule. DT
We will be investigating the contrasting locality of India. We identify Asia and where India is located and identify other geographic markers of the region and appreciate the distance of India from the UK. We will investigate the climate of India and compare it to the UK’s climate. SAW.
We will be continuing our study of Judaism with a trip to a synagogue and finding out about the Sabbath, prayer, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. JT/ KS
We will begin the half term by learning about the countries of Europe, the geography of France and the location of key French towns. The children will then revise the language for saying where they live before learning how to say where they are going and how they get to school. We will finish the term by discussing travelling abroad. RP
The children will be continuing with their description work and will build a bank of adjectives to describe pets and other animals. They will then learn about different countries, nationalities and languages before finishing the term learning how Easter is celebrated in Spain. TW
Computing will be linked to music. The children will create their own composition by recording, sampling and editing sound files. They will be introduced to a range of software including Audacity, an audio recording and editing program. MHL
This half term we will be continuing with our Sound Colour topic, where the emphasis will be on composition, rehearsal, performance and evaluation. RA
Continuing our link to the geography topic of India, we will be researching Indian patterns and making our own block prints. JT
You may be interested in the following family events:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/family-special-events/?utm_source=RedEye&utm_medium=email&utm_content=chinesenewyear_readmorebutton&utm_campaign=2015februarynewsletter Chinese New Year at the National Gallery.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/type/family-events/ Family events at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/kids-and-families Tate Modern family activities
4A will be looking at the topic of “Good to be Me.” This will include discussions about hope and disappointment, hiding feelings, assertiveness and the fight or flight reflex. RA
4T will be continuing the Mindfulness Course and looking at our ‘story-telling mind’ and happiness. GRC
PE & GAMES
In Games afternoons Y4 girls will be participating in netball activities and Y4 boys will be participating in football activities. There will be the opportunity for some children to participate in inter-school fixtures in these sports. PE lessons will focus on continuing to develop skills in basketball before progressing to table tennis activities. SAW
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