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Year 4

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 4! 

 

 

 

Mrs. Davis - Class Teacher  

Mrs. Jones - Teaching Assistant 

Cerrie Burnell - Wilder than Midnight

Year 4 had a Virtual meet with Cerrie today, who is promoting her new book, Wilder than Midnight.  

 

It was an interesting meet.  We learnt that she has no lower right arm and struggles with dyslexia.  You may recognise her because she used to be an actress and a T.V. presenter.

 

Take a look at the photos.

Cerrie Burnell - See the pictures

Parent Guide to Year 4 DfE Times Table Test

Independent Writing Projects - Please read the attached letter, which explains in detail what these are about.

Parents' Information Evening Tuesday 21-9-21 PowerPoint - for your reference

Our class saint is: 

 

Saint Genesius

 

Saint Genesius is considered to be the patron saint of actors, lawyers, barristers, clowns, comedians, converts, dancers, people with epilepsy, musicians and victims of torture.

 

His feast day is August 25th.

 

Genesius was once an actor who had performed in plays, which mocked Christiainty.

According to legend, while performing in a play that mocked baptism, he fell ill on stage.  Claiming he could see angels, he asked to be baptised there and then, which converted him.

He proclaimed his new belief, and he steadfastly refused to renounce it, even when the emperor Diocletian ordered him to do so.

He was sentenced to death for his beliefs.

Prayer Pebbles - We have created some fabulous Prayer Pebbles to use in our Class Collective Worships.

Y4 Time Table 2021-22

Year Vehicle

Summer 2022

 

'Food Fit for a Pharaoh'

This term we will be learning about healthy eating, digestion and ancient Egyptians.

 

English: 

We will be reading: 'The Lost Diary of Tutankhamun's Mummy' by Clive Dickenson.

 

We will be meeting Cerrie Burnell, author of, 'Wilder than Midnight', which is being released on 28th April 2022.  The Virtual meet, via Puffin Books will take place on Friday 13th March 2022 at 10.30am.  We will not be using this story to write around.  This virtual meet is purely to promote the love of reading and to introduce a new author to the class.  We will also be visiting 'Uttoxeter Library Week' commencing Monday 16th May to discover other new titles which have recently been released and to return books and take out some newer titles that we feel inspired to read.

 

Our writing units this term are:

  • Narrative - Fantasy - The Dream Giver
  • Persuasive Speech
  • Cross-genre writing - Information with explanation
  • Letter of advice to Y3

 

 

Take a look at some of our Spiral Poems - they are fab!

K.I.R.F.  (Key Instant Recall Facts) K.I.R.F.  Multiply a value by 10 or 100        Divide a value by 10 or 100

                                                                       3 x 10 = 30                                      3 divided by 10 = 0.3

                                                                       5 x 100 = 500                                  5 divided by 100 = 0.05

Maths:

This term we focus on:

 Decimals

Reading and recording values in the tenths and hundredths column and recognising the equivalent fractions for these.

1 tenth = 1/10   = 0.1                    3 tenths = 3/10 = 0.3                       7 tenths = 7/10 = 0.7

1 hundredth = 1/100 = 0.01          5 hundredths = 5/100 = 0.05          8 hundredths = 8/100  = 0.08

 

Dividing whole numbers by 10 and 100.

e.g.    5 divided by 10 = 0.5                                           32   divided by 10 = 3.2

          5 divided by 100 = 0.05                                       32   divided by 100 = 0.32

Money 

Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

 

Measurement

Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]

Statistics    

Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs

Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

 

R.E. 

We follow a scheme called, 'Learning and Growing as the people of God'.

The first unit is: Easter. This is followed by:  Pentecost, Sharing in the Life of Christ and we finish the year learning about Roles and Responsibilities in the Church.

SCIENCE

Science features well in our Vehicle, 'Food Fit for a Pharaoh!'

We start with Animals including Humans and concentrate on 'Digestion'.  This unit looks at different types of teeth at the start of digestion:

  1. describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  2. identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  3. construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

 

Followed by -  Living things and their habitats:

  • Ask relevant questions about living things and their habitats and begin to group them (sorting, classifying and identifying).
  • Observe local habitats and record living things they see around them (exploring, sorting, classifying and identifying).
  • Create a branching database to sort and identify local invertebrates (sorting, classifying and identifying).
  • Make close observational drawings and large-scale drawings; understand that tiny details of features help with classification (classifying and identifying).
  • Write a branching database for a variety of living things in the wider environment (researching and analysing secondary sources, classifying and identifying).

Thomas Edison - Indepdendent Learning Projects. I am so proud of the finished pieces of work. I'd like to share a sample with you...

Geography:

Mountains

Children will be learning to:

1.  Describe what a mountain is and locate the world’s ‘Seven Summits’ on a map.

2.    Describe the key features of mountains and how they are formed.

3.    Describe the mountain climate

4.    Describe the climate of the mountains and explore mountain life.

5.  Explore and locate the UK’s highest mountains.

6.  Recognise the importance of the Himalayas for people living in the region.

7.    Describe the landscape of a world-famous mountain or mountainous region

8.    To find out the positive and negative aspects of tourism in mountain environments.

HISTORY:

The whole term will be spent looking closely at the Ancient Egyptians.

1.  What did Ancient Egypt have in common with other civilizations from that time?

2.  The pyramids - There were about 80 of these, the most famous are the 3 at Giza, the largest being the Pyramid of King Khufu. 

3.  How can we discover what Ancient Egypt was like over 5,000 years ago?

4. What sources of evidence have survived and how were they discovered?

5. What does the evidence tells us about everyday life for men, women and children?

6.  What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about life after death and how do we know?

7. What did Ancient Egypt have in common with other civilizations from that time?

8.  Home study: The pyramids
There were about 80 of these, the most famous are the 3 at Giza, the largest being the Pyramid of King Khufu
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ART

Our focus is on British sculptor  and sketcher, Henry Moore. Watch this space for examples of our work and learning.

D&T

Children will be tasked with designing and creating a healthy snack fir for a Pharaoh.  We will take a trip to Tesco to research healthy snacks that are on offer and while we are there, we will look at different types of bread and potential fillings.  The healthy snack will also include a drink and sweet.  During this unit, we will have a visitor come in to talk about basic food hygiene and our school cook will be demonstrating how to make a flatbread and season it with herbs and/or spices to alter the flavour.

 

At the end of the term we are hoping to share our 'Food Fit for a Pharaoh' creations and see which our parents think are the best!

Meet a migrant - Our online meeting to understand why a migrant might wish to relocate. Can you remember what type(s) of migrant Gilda is?

We have written poetry from the perspective of a refugee and created persuasive posters too.

Will these circuits work? If not tell me why?

Take a look at our Anglo-Saxon brooches. Can you tell which ones would have belonged to rich or poor Anglo-Saxons?

Quick brushstrokes, hashing, cross-hashing and layering for effect, in the style of Monet. What do you think?

We have been sketching foliage while learning about Monet.

Birthday Books. I am so pleased that parents are providing new release books for our book corner. I am sure this will help develop our 'Love of Reading'. Thank you in advance, your generosity is very welcomed by all of our class.

Library Visit - All of year 4 are now members at our local library in Uttoxeter. Happy Reading!

Inspiring creative ways to practise your spellings. How do you practise yours?

How do you practise your spellings? Make it fun and email me your photos to share ideas with everyone.

 

 

 

Helpful homework hints:

 

 

  • Maths

Times tables need to be practised consistently throughout the year. Below are some websites to support you with this.

This website has a nice friendly breakdown of what the new times tables check means. You can also sign up for a free resource pack which includes some great paper based activities. 

Here's a link to the government website and their full framework on the checks in June. 

 

Below are some resources to support you at home. 

 

 

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