Welcome to Year 4

                                   

Miss Luttrell - Class Teacher   

 

Welcome Back Year 4! I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter Break! We have an exciting Summer Term ahead of us!

 

English

In English we will be focusing on Instructional writing and recounts using Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve. We will be using the Power of Reading to take part in drama based activities such as ‘Hot Seating’ and ‘role on the wall’ activities to familiarise ourselves with the characters and their actions. Next half term, we will continue to build on our skills to write recounts inspired by our School trip.

Please support your child at home by listening to them read and by ensuring they practice their weekly spellings using Spellodrome. Accelerated reading books must be brought in daily.

 

Maths

In maths, we will be looking at Measurement, Time and Statistics. We will estimate, compare and calculate different measures including money in pounds and pence and solve measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. We will solve problems converting between different units of measure in hours and minutes and investigate digital/analogue and 12/24 hour clocks. In addition to this, we will interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts, pictograms and time graphs and use these to solve problems.

Please ensure you support your child to complete their weekly Mathletics tasks online.

Science

In science, we will investigate how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of their school. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate how sound travels and the best material for soundproofing. Finally, they will demonstrate their learning from the whole unit by designing and creating their own musical instrument that will play high, low, loud and quiet sounds.

 

Topic

Our learning challenge this half term is, ‘Why were Norman castles certainly not bouncy?’.

We will research why the Normans invaded the UK, the significant people involved and how the invasion changed the language and culture of Britain. We will investigate the Bayeux Tapestry and understand why it was made and examine Norman castles, learning about the key parts of a Motte and Bailey castle as well as looking at the perfect castle locations. We will also explore what we can learn from the Domesday survey as a historical source and learn how to conduct a survey. We will visit Clitheroe castle as part of our learning journey.

What would you have done after school a hundred years ago?

We will learn about Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century and about the rise in popularity of cinema. We will explore how and why football became the nation's favourite sport, the social and cultural importance of the 'Swinging Sixties', why British holiday camps emerged and how television has impacted modern life. We will also learn about how developments in 20th century technology can make life in this century easier.

 

Timetable for useful information

Monday

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Commando Joe’s - Outdoor

Thursday

 PE

Friday

Spelling/Times tables test

 

Our Learning Challenge topics

Why were Norman castles certainly not bouncy?

What would you have done after school a hundred years ago?

Class Assembly

Friday 4th May 2018 at 9am

 

Useful websites

www.forestschoolassociation.org/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Miss Luttrell - Class Teacher

Email - office.sunnybank@visionmat.com

Please address emails to the school office email and put FAO Miss Luttrell in the subject line.  Thank you.

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