Hello and a warm welcome to our Year 4 class page.
Happy new year. It’s going to be a very exciting half term as the children will be attending Wizard school! Please keep visiting our school gallery as well as Seesaw because we can’t wait to share our amazing journey into Wizardology.
Literacy work this term will be based around the poetry text "The Wizard" by Jack Prelutsky and we will be producing our own invisibility instructions, non- chronological reports and stories.
In Art we shall be developing our knowledge of artists and improving our mastery of art and design techniques, to create our own dragon eggs.
In Maths we will focus on multiplication, division and area. Please remember to log on to Times Table Rock Stars at home and also complete the My Maths set homework each week. For this half term, homework will be set via Seesaw on Wednesday and will also include spellings and reading.
In Geography, the children will describe what a mountain is and locate the world’s ‘Seven Summits’ on a map. Throughout the topic, the children will explore and locate the UK’s highest mountains and recognise the importance of the Himalayas for people living in the region.
Science this half term is based around sound. The children will be describing and explaining sound sources and how they travel; exploring the ways to change the pitch of a sound; exploring how sounds change over distance and we shall make our own musical instrument.
In Religious Education, the children will explore different reasons why Jesus is considered and inspiring figure by Christians and by many other people too. They will consider what makes a person inspirational to others and identifying characteristics of a good role model by researching the actions of Jesus for example by reading Parables and find out about the impact that believing in Jesus can have on a Christian’s life.
The children will develop their understanding of how digital images can be changed and edited, and how they can then be resaved and reused. They will consider the impact that editing images can have and evaluate the effectiveness of their choices. They will also think about the retouching of images and consider the moral implications of ‘fake’ digitally altered images
We shall continue to learn the clarinet on a Tuesday and we are looking forward to sharing our learning in a performance. P.E sessions will also be on a Tuesday, please ensure that the children have their P.E. kits in school in a labelled carrier bag. Spanish lessons will also continue on a Tuesday this half term.
Children should remember to bring a healthy snack, a refillable water bottle and their reading folders every day.
If you have any concerns or information you want to share with us, please send a message on Seesaw or Dojo and we will reply as soon as possible.
Mrs E Gorton, K Whitehead (Class Teachers), Mr D Shove (Teaching Assistant)