Welcome to Year 4

                                    Miss Luttrell - Class Teacher  Mrs Rogan Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

I hope you have has a very restful summer and are ready for the busy term ahead! Miss Luttrell and Mrs Rogan are excited for the new school year!

Our topic this half term will be ‘Where in the world have you been?’ We will be taking a closer look at where the countries of the world are located, and some of the ways geographers describe locations. Children will learn to locate and describe places using longitude and latitude, and find out about some of the important lines that describe specific areas of the Earth - the Equator, the Hemispheres, the Poles and the Tropics. Finally, by looking more closely at the lines of longitude, children will develop their understanding of time zones. Next half term, we will be focusing on ‘Raging Rivers’ and will find out more about why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks. By looking at the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time, children will explore the life stories of rivers. Children will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world.

In English we will be focusing on our core text Fox by Margaret Wild . We will be discussing our prior knowledge and opinions in order to write character descriptions and persuasive letters. We will take part in class debates which will agree, build on or challenge the opinions of others.

Then, next half term, begin to study wind in the willows. It will give us opportunities to write non- Chronological reports, diaries and a narrative based on a prediction. We will take part in drama based activities such as ‘Hot Seating’ and ‘Conscience Alley’ to familiarise ourselves with the characters and their actions.

In maths we will be looking at number and place value up to 4-digits and addition and subtraction using formal written column method. We will use estimation and inverse operations to check our answers. We will recall and use multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12, recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations and multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using a formal written layout.

We will be using this to help us solve problems involving multiplying and adding.

As well as this we will begin to explore measure, looking at measuring area in centimetres and meters.

For this whole term Year 4 will be taking part in Forest School every Friday morning. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing to change into for these sessions. Homework will be set every Wednesday online and termly for Learning Logs. Please ensure Accelerated reading books are brought in daily.

 

Timetable for useful information

Monday

PE- Indoor

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Commando Joe’s - Outdoor

Thursday

 

Friday

Forest School

 

OUR TOPIC: TBC

CLASS ASSEMBLY: Friday 24th November 2017 at 9am & Friday 4th May 2018 at 9am

Useful websites:

www.forestschoolassociation.org/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Email - sluttrell@sunnybankprimary.org.uk

Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet - Year 4

Year Four Long Term Planning 2017 - 2018