We are a hardworking class who enjoy going on learning adventures.
Our current topic is "Blue Abyss".
Grab your wetsuit. We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? What do real divers get up to below the surface? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world. Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first. What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures. Look closely and create a colourful, an art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the Blue Abyss.
In English, we will be using One Plastic Bag. A non-fiction book with a difference, making a difference. We will be creating our very own leaflets and looking at caring for our environment both on land and in the oceans.
In Maths, we are using the White Rose scheme for Year 4. This will be building on knowledge learned year 3 and supporting all levels, so that every child is able to progress.
We will be also working on other parts of the curriculum, so that everyone has a chance to shine.
Long Term Plans:
Half Term Plan:
On Tuesday afternoons the children will be enjoying a range of Outdoor PE lessons, including cricket, rounders and athletics.
On Fridays, the children will have swimming lessons in our pool.
In Year 4 the children will be learning how to play the ukulele with Mr Smith, an external ukelele teacher.
Every week the children will be given their homework on Monday, to be completed by the following Monday.
They will be given:
- Weekly spellings to learn;
- SPAG.com activities, focusing on Grammar and Punctuation;
- For Maths, focus on alternate weeks:
In addition, we ask for them to read for 20 minutes every day.
This is an important part of their learning and will support and reinforce their progress during the year.
Please take a look at the list below of recommended books to read with your child. Sharing books with them is something you can do regularly to support them in their learning. Listen to your child read; read to them. Ask them questions about what they are reading: Do they understand all of the language? Are they following the plot developments? Can they make predictions about the progression of the story? Have they understood what's being inferred by the author?
These books are recommendations only, not compulsory!