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Year 4 

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher: Miss Mills

Classroom support: Mrs Wardle & Miss Molloy

 

Y4 Roles- School council representatives

Sophia Whitehouse-Farrell & George Gill

 

 

Summer 2

Class Saint

Saint Joseph

 

Our Class Saint is Saint Joseph and this day is celebrated on March 19th 2022

In school celebration w/b 21st March 

RE

 

Easter

Know that the four Gospels contain accounts of the Resurrection of Christ.

Understand the transforming effect this had upon the disciples.

Know that the Ascension reminds Christians of the promise of Christ to remain always with them.

 

 

Pentecost

Know the story of Pentecost from the Acts of the Apostles.

Understand that the gift of the Holy Spirit transformed the lives of the Apostles and enabled

them to proclaim the Good News.

Identify the presence of the Holy Spirit in some of the Sacraments of the Church.

 

 

Class Texts

 

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

(Philip Pullman)

 

 

English

 

Reading

  • Discuss words and phrases that capture the imagination
  • Identify recurring themes and elements of different stories (e.g. good triumphing over evil)
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • Identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise these

 

Writing

  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
  • Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
  • Use the main features of a type of writing (identified in reading)
  • Use alliteration effectively
  • Use similes effectively
  • Use a range of descriptive phrases including some collective nouns
  • Use a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Join letters, deciding which letters are best left un-joined.  Make handwriting legible by ensuring downstrokes of letters are parallel and letters are spaced appropriately

 

 

Maths

 

 

Geometry

  • Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
  • Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down
  • Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon

Statistics

  • Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

 

 

Science 

 

Could we cope without electricity for one day?

 

Electricity

  • Identify common appliances
  • Construct a simple circuit naming basic parts
  • Identify common conductors and insulators
  • Recognise the function of a switch in a circuit

 

Working Scientifically

Children will continue to work scientifically by asking and answering scientific questions. They will use research to find out which materials make effective conductors and insulators of electricity. They will group information according to common factors, gather and record information using a chart and present findings using written explanations and diagrams. Children will also set up a fair test with more than one variable and make simple predictions. They will make sense of findings and draw conclusions which helps them understand more about the scientific information that has been learned.

                                                                          

                                                                             

 

 

 

Geography

Why are mountains so important?

 

Know about, name and locate many of the world’s most famous mountain regions.

 

 

 

 

DT

Can you create your own water gauge?

 

Children will study how the MET Office use technology to allow them to collect information, using a functioning water gauge to allow them to collect and collate data to inform meteorologists.  Using what they have learnt, the children will go on to design their own water gauge and make sure that it functions as a means to collect & collate data in regards to the water fall in a week.

 

 

 

Music

 

Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison. Children will continue to have their instrument lessons on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Computing 

 

How good are your detective skills?

 

The children will be solving their own problems related to coding.

They will be sketching storyboards to represent a program design and algorithm.

 

 

 

French

 

Le Monde

 

  • Identify and pronounce accurately the names of some countries and towns
  • Label map in French
  • Learn and use the points of the compass – apply to reading a map
  • Describe the weather orally
  • Write short sentences about the weather
  • Talk about weather in different towns/countries
  • Write sentences about their home town weather
  • Read and complete partially completed postcards

 

PSHE 

 

Is a healthy mind as important as a healthy body?

To recognise when people are putting me under pressure and explain ways to resist this when I want to.

To identify feelings of anxiety and fear associated with peer pressure.

 

 

 

P.E.

 

This half-term PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Tuesday the focus will be athletics.

 

Children will be learning to develop their ability to:

Jump as far as they can

To hurdle effectively

To Triple Jump effectively

To throw the Javelin effectively

To run the 400m effectively

 

On Thursday the children will take part in dance with Mr Case.

 

 

 

Homework

 

Daily Homework

  • Daily Maths homework will be four questions practicing the four basic operations and a reasoning question. They should be completed and returned daily.
  • Daily English homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary and spelling, punctuation and grammar. Words will be taken from class texts or stories read in school. They should be completed and returned daily.

 

Weekly Homework

  • Children will receive two pieces weekly (one in their purple book and one on Teams)
  • One piece of work will be English or Maths and rotated on a weekly basis.
  • One piece of homework will be based on learning in the wider curriculum. It will focus on either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).
  • This homework will be handed out on Thursday and to be handed in on the following Tuesday.

 

Reading Diaries

  • Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.

 

Spellings

  • Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested in the form of a dictation on the following Friday.

 

Times Tables

  • Times Tables should be practiced regularly. Children are tested on their times tables every Friday.

 

 

 

Key Events/Class Trips

 

Tuesday 14th June: Middleport Pottery Trip

Friday 17th June: Fathers’ Day breakfast & Fathers’ Day Liturgy

Monday 20th June: Sports Day

Wednesday 22nd June: Y4 Mass

Friday 8th July: Victoria Hall concert

Wednesday 20th July: End of term Mass

 

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