Welcome to Year 4S!
Welcome back! I hope you all had a well-deserved rest over Christmas with your families and you are looking forward to the new half term. I am really looking forward to continuing all our hard work and improving our learning! Please see below to find out all of our topics for this term, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.
Class teacher: Miss Shotton
Here's what we are learning next half term:
In Maths, we will be beginning the half term by continuing with our Multiplication and Division unit. We will be learning to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12 so it is very important that you are practising over the half term! As we start to become more confident with our multiplication tables we will begin to apply this to division questions and learning formal written methods.Following this, we will begin to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above with increasingly large numbers. Over this half term, it is really important that the children are using TT Rockstars and MyMaths to consolidate their learning at home.
To begin our Spring 1 Term, we will be linking our English to our learning in Topic about the Rainforest. We will be reading the story of The Great Kapok Tree and using this to gather information to write a persuasive letter about deforestation. Our end of unit piece of writing will be a story, to give children the opportunity to use the year 4 grammar and punctuation we have been focussing on so far this year. Children will be learning how to use a range of fronted adverbials correctly and will be recapping their work on how to punctuate direct speech.
In Spring 1, our Science topic will be Electricity. Throughout the topic, we will be identifying common appliances that run on electricity and constructing a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. We will be using our own prior knowledge to build on recognising some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors. Throughout our Science topic we will be planning and completing a range of experiments that will help to develop our ability to work scientifically.
Our topic for this half term will be the Rainforest. We will be focusing on both history and geography skills throughout the topic and linking what we learnt to current global issues and how it effects the rights of a child. In our lessons, the children will begin to describe and compare features of different locations and understand how some aspects have changed over time. We will also discuss how people try to improve and keep environments and look in further detail into distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.