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Welcome back - we hope you all had a relaxing Summer break. Below is an outline of our learning over the coming two terms.
In English during Term 1 we will be enjoying the adventures of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. Pupils will be recounting the legend and have the opportunity to create their own embellishments. We will be concentrating on description and ways of making our writing more exciting through the use of adverbs. This will culminate in an emersion into to the life of an outlaw during our ‘Outdoor Day’ towards the end of Term 1. The story provides numerous opportunities for role play activities and character exploration.
Term 2 opens a portal to a fantasy world through our class text The Spiderwick Chronicles. Pupils will be creating their own fantasy worlds and guiding children around them using our school grounds and D.T. projects. An excellent example of the genre, pupils will write their own fantasy stories too.
Spelling tests will be on Friday mornings, following a structure of spelling rules and high frequency words.
We will start by embedding our place value knowledge of numbers up to 10,000 moving on to using these numbers in addition, subtraction and multiplication calculations. There will also be measurement work, notably length and perimeter. Pupils will continue to develop fluency, apply reasoning skills and challenge themselves with problem solving tasks based on each area of study.
During Science we will begin by studying living things in their habitats, learning how to classify various animals in the numerous environments around the school such as the pond area, meadow, woodland and trees. Pupils will be grouping creatures as vertebrates and invertebrates and devising their own classification charts.
In Term 2, the children will be looking at states of matter. This will include observing gases, racing liquids and studying molecules in solids.
Learning in other areas of the curriculum is outlined in our curriculum newsletter below.
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English in Year Four
Reading in Year Four
During Year 4, children will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of new words. They will listen to a discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and reference books and use a dictionary to check the meaning of words. Children will draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justify their inferences with evidence.
By the end of Year 4, children should be able to real aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They would of developed strategies to choose and read a wider range of books including authors that they may not have previously chosen.
In non-fiction, the children know what information to look for before beginning and is clear about the task. the children can use contents and indexes to locate relevant information.
Writing and SPaG in Year Four
During year 4, the children will develop their use of paragraphs and in narrative, create settings , characters and plot. They will be able to write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught. They will use standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms and be able to use fronted adverbials. Children will be able to choose an appropriate pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition and use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.
Maths in Year Four
During year 4, the children will develop their understanding of place value through counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000. They will be able to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. They will order and compare numbers beyond 1,000 and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000. They will continue to solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in context, deciding on which operations to use and explain why. Children will be expected to know all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.
When working with fractions, the children will be able to recognise and show families of common equivalent fractions and count up and down in hundredths. They will round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions to two decimal places. In measure, children will develop their understanding of converting between different units e.g. kilometre to metre; hour to minute.
In shape work, children ail compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes. they will identify lines of symmetry in two dimensional shapes presented in different orientations. They will specific points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.
Children will solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Four!