WELCOME TO YEAR 4 ELM CLASS
Across Spring, our units will include a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Myths and Legends, Fairy stories and Playscripts, Stories by the same author (Lynne Cherry).
Recounts, Non-chronological Reports, Peruasive writing.
List Poems and Kennings, Poems to perform, Narrative Poems.
These units will be accompanied by other creative writing opportunities, and Guided Reading. In addition, there will be a weekly spelling dictation to help children build upon their learning of spelling rules, and secure the National Curriculum spellings for Year 4.
ENGLISH CHALLENGE: Can you edit your work to include another type of punctuation and a better conjunction?
This term children will be focusing on improving their multiplication and division knowledge, area and measurement and number work; focusing on fractions and decimals.
It is also really important to continue work on times tables and their corresponding division facts. There will be a times table test every Monday and Tuesday. Children will have a set amount of time to answer a mixture of 30 times tables questions. Children should be confident with multiplication and division facts of numbers up to 12 x 12.
MATHS CHALLENGE: What is the largest and smallest number you can make using these digits: 3, 8, 1, 7, 2?
This term we will be looking at 'Sound' and 'The Digestive System'.
In Spring 1, pupils will listen to and identify sounds and learn how their ears work to detect sounds. They will carry out experiments to help them learn about loudness and pitch and use data loggers to investigate the best material for muffling sound. They will finally make and play musical instruments.
In Spring 2, pupils will learn about the structure of the mouth and about how to care for their teeth, investigating which drink stains teeth the most. They learn about the structure of the digestive system, build a model of the digestive process and make “poo”, using their new knowledge to produce a piece of creative writing. They will explore interrelationships in food, constructing food chains and food webs.
Sound question: Do bigger animals always have louder voices?
Digestioin question: Why do we burp?
Days to remember:
Monday: FOREST SCHOOL (CHECK GROUPS)
Tuesday: PE (Fit 4 Schools), CLARINET and TIMES TABLES TUESDAY
Wednesday: OUTDOOR LEARNING
Friday: SPELLING TEST (DICTATION)