How to support your child’s learning at home Listen to your child read for 10 minutes every day. Help them to learn their times tables. Ensure that your child completes their homework. Provide your child with a quiet place to work/read. We have super new journals full of helpful tips to support work at home. Please ensure that journals are signed over the weekend and handed in each Monday to be checked. Mrs Foote and Mr Heseldon run a drop in homework club on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes for children who would like some help with their work. Don’t forget that Swimming is on a Wednesday. PE kits should be in school at all times. Homework goes home on a Friday and is due in by Tuesday. Spellings go home on Friday to be tested the following Thursday.
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Curriculum Overview Year 4 Spring Term 1 Mrs Foote, Miss Hough and Miss Robinson
English: This term, English is based around persuasive texts. The lessons will involve children analysing and discussing a range of persuasive texts such as adverts, leaflets and brochures. Later in the term, we will also be looking at the topic of ‘discussion’ within which children will consider different points of view, before discussing and proposing changes. Children will then use balanced reasoning skills to argue for or against a particular issue.
Creative Curriculum: This term they will get the chance to investigate rainforests throughout the world. This will entail researching using iPads, they will also get the chance to use their drama skills to act out. It will involve using their DT skills as the overall outcome of this will be to make a moving rainforest animal.
Maths: We will be starting the term with work on fractions, identifying what a fraction is, equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amounts. We will then move on to work focusing on mental multiplication and written division strategies. Children will learn how to identify factors and divide by chunking on a number line. We will then progress on to written methods of multiplication. Previous work on place value will be extended. Children will also develop their existing knowledge of shape and understanding of positional and directional vocabulary.
ICT: This term in ICT, we will be exploring the use of a graphics and paint package to design and plan an idea. We will practice our skills in moving and resizing font and images; copying and pasting; and selecting and rotating.
Music: Art and DT: As part of our Creative Curriculum theme on rainforests, we will be looking at the artist Henri Rosseau and painting an image of a rainforest using a range of art skills. We will also design and make our own moving rainforest animal using levers and linkages.
In music, we will use “Carnival of the Animals” as a stimulus for performing various historical pieces linking to animals and their environments/habitats. The children will sing and chant with controlled diction and include the use of musical instruments. They will explore and compare sounds from different instrumental families and explore various timbres.
In Science, we will be focusing on ‘sound’, the children will get the chance to explore various musical instruments and learn how sound travels. They will also investigate patterns between low and high pitches and have the opportunity to make their own musical instrument.
In PE this term the children will take part in Dance focusing on superheroes and villains. They will work together to create and perform a simple routine. Girls group two will continue swimming this term. Goggles and earrings are not allowed.