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Welcome back

Mrs KIngs
Miss Edwards
Miss Marshall

Teacher - Miss Moore

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Kings, Miss Marshall and Mrs Edwards

 

I am delighted to have joined Year 4 so that we can continue the work we began before lockdown.  I am also happy to say that everyone has come back to school with happy smiles.  It has been a joy to see children reunited with their friends and following all the new systems we have put in place to keep us all safe and healthy,

 

In the Autumn Term, our theme is ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.  We will be learning about the changes and inventions of The Industrial Revolution. In Geography, we will learn about some key UK landmarks and in Design and Technology we will be creating a powered Ferris wheel, whilst in Art and Design we will be learning about some famous artists who use very different skills and techniques; Banksy, Lowry and Turner.  We will also try out using Scratch to code a moving Ferris wheel.

 

English

Reading at least three times, every week aloud with fluency and expression to a family member remains our class priority.  There will be an opportunity to read a range of up to 6 books to take part in a class book quiz before Christmas.    We have created a beautiful ‘Reading for Pleasure’ zone in the class stocked with the best quality books we can find.  We will be completing our summer poetry challenge to learn and perform a poem for the class before half term.  Please support us to encourage the joy of reading.

The class will be creating narratives, information texts, showing empathy to write a diary entry,  developing a persuasive leaflet and writing a newspaper report as well as enjoying books from our Year 4 book list.

Children will continue to practise and develop skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar every day.

Maths

Children need to continue to learn maths key facts for which they will earn a number fact bear.  Meanwhile, in class, we will strengthen skills in place value and calculation strategies for all four operations for numbers up to 4 digits and measurement of length  including perimeter.

Topic

Our theme is related to The Industrial Revolution and in particular the amazing British inventors and inventions of the time and The Great Exhibition which celebrated British success.  Our curriculum will link to this topic wherever possible.

PE

Children will be learning the flexibility and rhythm needed for gymnastics and dance as well as the skills and strategies for football and orienteering with Mr Smith.

 

Don’t forget!

  • PE kit is needed every Tuesday and Friday.  Please make sure it is suitable for the weather – for example joggers or shorts and a T-shirt with a school sweatshirt or black hoodie as well as trainers (don’t forget socks if your child is wearing tights).
  • All reading books and diaries must be in school every day.
  • Spellings are given on Monday to be practised at home and in school every day before the test on Friday.
  • Number Facts – please test your child regularly on their number facts and multiplication tables.
  • Forest school kit – this will be every Wednesday.

 

Key dates – These may be subject to change

18.9.20  Jeans for Genes – wear denim

23.10.20 PD day followed by half term

18.12.20 Non- uniform day

21.12.20 Christmas holidays

 

Homework:

  • Please encourage your child to use TT Rockstars to strengthen their quick recall of multiplication facts.  This is especially important ready for their national test next summer.
  • Spellings: Monday – Thursday
  • Reading at least 3 times a week and recorded.

 

 

Vocabulary List

Class vocabulary

Analyse

Approach

Assessment

Assume

Authority

Beneficial

Concept

Consist

Context

Definition

Era

Environmental

Establish

Estimate

Function

Identification

Individual

Laborious

Majority

Methodical

Requirement

Responsibility

Significance

Similarity

Statistically

Structure

Maths Vocabulary

Place Value

More than

Less than

Greater

Smaller

Increase

Altogether

Subtract

Decrease

Difference

Times

Multiply

Lots of

Groups of

Sets of

Divisor

Quotient

Dividend

English Vocabulary

Fiction

Non-fiction

Genre

Dictionary

Thesaurus

Alphabetical

Numerical

Chronological

Glossary

Heading

Sub-heading

Captions

Statistics

Introduction

Conclusion

Conjunction

Prefix

Suffix

Root word

Theme vocabulary

Industrial

Revolution

Mechanisation

Mechanical

Locomotive

Labour

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