Whilst this is a short half term, we have much planned to keep the children happily busy learning.
Tuesday 23rd February - Safer Internet workshops for pupils during the day and Safer Internet Use presentation for parents at 7pm.
Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day.
Friday 18th March - Open Day Preparations; HALF DAY Y4 finish at 12:20; please remember that this is a half day.
Sat 19th March - Open Day 10am - 1pm; please keep this day free as it is your chance to view the beautiful displays and hard work of your child. Any flowers/vases that you may wish to contribute for this important day will be very much appreciated and we thank you in advance.
Tuesday 22nd March - Speech Competition final; we hope the children will be given every encouragement to enjoy practising their poems to family and friends.
Thursday 24th March - Half day. Term Ends.
Have a restful and enjoyable week.
Mrs. Allery and Mrs. Thompson
Comprehension lessons will continue to focus on key skills linked to newspaper articles. We will also be preparing for the poetry competition. RA/KS
This half term we will be writing newspaper articles. RA/KS
We will begin the half term with our division topic: simple division using times-tables, division with remainders, division by 10, 100 and 1000. We will also learn the formal method of short division and use it to solve problems. We will develop our understanding of time, reading analogue and digital clocks, using the 24 hour clock, converting between units of time and solving word problems involving time. We will study symmetry, identifying lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and completing symmetrical shapes given a line of symmetry. Finally we will calculate and compare the area of rectangles and squares. RA/KT
We will continue with our topic on ‘states of matter’. The children will explore grouping materials according to their properties and know the differences between solids, liquids and gases including a simple model of the particle theory. They will deepen their understanding on how some materials exist in the three states and learn about melting/ freezing points, evaporation and condensation. The children will also study the water cycle and the processes involved. The investigation focus is on grouping materials, making observations and conclusions. EG/ KT
In History the children will begin the topic of the Indus Valley. They will identify where the Indus Valley was, when in time it was, look at what the region was like physically and find out about some of the explorers who discovered the remains of it. DH/KT
The children will continue their journey of discovery about India by comparing the population of India with the UK to make predictions about the population of these places in the future. They will also have an opportunity to compare life in an Indian village to life in the UK and the discover some of the challenges people face in parts of rural India. SAW
We will be continuing our study of Judaism and finding out about the Sabbath, prayer, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. KT/AD
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
We will begin the term by looking at pets and other animals and will build on our description work from this term. We will end the term by looking at how Easter is celebrated in Spain. TW
Computing will be closely linked to the music topic. 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
This half term, Year 4 will be looking at using emotion in art through the artist Mark Rothko. They will also be listening to different types of music as a platform for creating different pieces of work. Finally they will continue to complete work to be displayed for Open Day. AD
The children will continue to develop their improvisation skills. KS
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 their Mindfulness Course and looking at the storytelling power of the mind and gratitude/happiness.
PE & GAMES
In Games afternoons Year 4 girls will be participating in tag rugby activities and Year 4 boys will be participating in uni hockey activities. The girls will need old trainers for tag rugby as they will get muddy. PE lessons will focus on introducing the children to table tennis activities. SAW