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Picture 1 Mrs Peach - Kestrel Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Croune - Kite Class Teacher
Picture 3 Mrs Overthrow - Owl Class Teacher

This term we will be learning about Native Americans for our topic.  In Spring 1 our focus is about Native Americans and the pilgrim’s fathers because of their 400 year anniversary this year. While in Spring 2 our topic will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and performing a year 4 production- tbc…

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In Literacy, the children will be reading 'Brother Eagle, Sister Sky' by Susan Jeffers. They will use this book to infer about the main characters, as well as writing their own narrative. They will be writing a non-chronological report as well as a letter. Year 4 will also learn about the importance of the pilgrim’s fathers travelling from Southampton to America.

 

 

In Maths, the children will be learning about rounding and how to solve problems with these.  They will be recapping fractions and a big focus on multiplication and division.  We will also spend time revising key concepts such as place value - including decimals - and the four operations.

 

The Native American topic will continue in art where children will make a Gods eye and dream catcher with wooden sticks. In Science the children will be learning about the water cycle and get to learn a fun song along with an experiment to recreate the water cycle! . We will also listen to music from the Native Americans and recreate this in our own compositions. 

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IMPORTANT: 

Our PE this term is gymnastics and invasion games. During invasion games, the children will be using all of their past knowledge to create their own games, thinking about the rules and equipment they will need to use. Please ensure all children have their full P.E kit including trainers or plimpsoles. 

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PE 1:

Indoor

PE 2:

Outdoor

Owl

 

Tuesday

Monday

Kestrel

 

Thursday

Tuesday

Kite

 

Thursday  

Tuesday

Spring Term Newsletter

Year 4 have had a wonderful first term: the children enjoyed our victorian day, hockey with Barton Peveril students and the beautiful Christmas carol concert.  We hope you have a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2020! 

  Welcome to Year 4

 

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Our learning this term is all going to be inspired by our topic of Native Americans.  

 

Maths

We will be re-launching Times Table Rock Stars this term. This is a fantastic website which encourages children to recall their times tables with speed in a fun and interactive way. Throughout the year, we will battle other classes and year groups and the results will be revealed in Celebration Assembly. Also in maths the children will be consolidating their understanding of the four operations, moving from using resources to formal methods. We will be developing the children's understanding of fractions, measure and statistics. 

 

English

The children will be focusing on the story 'Brother Eagle, Sister Sky' and writing a range of texts including a diary and a newspaper report. The children will be working on skills including fronted adverbials, direct speech and simple, compound and complex sentences. 

 

Science

In Science, the children will be carrying out a range of STEM activities which develop children's Science, Technology, Engineering and maths skills. 

 

History and Geography

The children will be investigating where the continent of North America is and what it's climate is like.  We will also be looking at where the native people lived and what happened when the first settlers came to America.

 

 

 

Art/DT

Our topic of Native Americans continues with our DT and Art. In Art the children will be researching and then making dream catchers and in DT they will develop their sewing skills to create a tipi! 

 

Important information

 

*Children in Year 4 are expected to read every night to either themselves or an adult.  Your child should write the comment but of course parents can too.  Please initial each time and your child will receive rewards for their effort.  

 

*Library days are on a Tuesday for both classes. Children will be expected to bring in their library book during these times so that they have the opportunity to change it for a new one.

 

*Children will undergo a "spellings quiz" every Friday and will be given new spellings to learn for the following week - please ensure that you are supporting your child in learning their spellings as their ability to spell words correctly will impact their writing significantly.

 

*Year 4 will have two PE sessions a week, Indoor PE and either swimming or outdoor PE.

 

Class

Swimming

 

PE

Indoor

PE

Outdoor

Owl

Wednesday

Monday

Friday

Kestrel

Wednesday

Thursday

Tuesday

Kite

Monday

Friday

Thursday

 

 

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