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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

 

 

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 

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 Spring 1

 

Christmas

Old Testament: Moses-King David

 

 

Christmas

Know about the announcements made by angels in the stories associated with the birth of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus.

Understand that angels are heralds of important messages and will be able to consider ways in which Christians today are heralds of the message of Christ.

Know and be able to explain some of the Church’s customs for celebrating the birth of Christ.

 

 

 

 

Old Testament: Moses-King David

Know and be able to recall in words, actions and writing the stories studied in this unit.

Understand that God chose and called Moses and David for special tasks.

Recognise that God protected his people and that in the Psalms of David we find images of God caring for and protecting his people.

Understand that through the anointing with the Oil of Chrism in the Sacraments, Christians celebrate and respond to God’s call in their lives today.

 

 

 

Spring 1

English

 

Reading

Read poetry aloud and learn a poem.

Recognise some different forms of poetry.

Retrieve and record information from non-fiction, using titles, headings, sub-headings and indexes.

Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.

Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

Ask questions to improve understanding of a text.

 

Writing

Read aloud writing to a group or whole class, using appropriate intonation.

Use a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences.

Organise paragraphs around a theme.

Use organisational devices such as headings and sub headings.

Use connectives that signal time, shift attention, inject suspense and shift the setting.

Use similes effectively.

Use the main features of a type of writing (identified in reading).

Using and punctuating direct speech.

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.

Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.

 

 

MATHS

 

Fractions and Decimals

Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.

Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.

Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.

Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, ¾.

Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.

Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.

Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.

Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

 

 

 

 

Science 

Spring 1

 

Which wild animals and plants thrive in your locality?

Living things and their habitats

Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways (using classification keys).

Recognise that environments can change and can pose dangers to living things.

 

Working Scientifically

Group information according to common factors.

Answer scientific questions.

Gather and record information.

Present evidence to support findings.

Use research to find out about a significant scientist.

Use information to draw conclusions.

 

 

 

History

Spring 1

 

How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?

Know how historic items and artefacts have been used to help build up a picture of life in the past.

Know about the impact that this period had on the world.

Research what it was like for children in a given period of history and present findings to an audience.

 

 

Art

Spring 1

 

 

Can we communicate through images?

Know how to integrate digital images into artwork and use photographs to help create reflections.

Know how to print onto different materials using at least four colours.

Explain some of the features of art from historical periods.

 

 

Music

Spring 1

 

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

 

In our curriculum lessons, we will explore deeper in our understanding of pitch and learn how scales are used in Western music and compare with the use of ragas in Indian Classical music. This will be backed up by our learning in our instruments as we broaden the range of notes we can play.

 

 

Computing 

Spring 1

 

 

What would you look like as a Disney character or Pixar hero?

Experiment with variables to control models.

Select and use software to accomplish given goals.

 

 

French

Spring 1

 

les nourriture

To recognise and understand the food differences between regions in France.

To introduce fruits and begin to recognise vocabulary.

To introduce phrases about healthy eating and design a healthy food poster.

To learn about Mardi Gras in France and around the world in order to create our own Mardi Gras mask.

 

Class Texts

 

Autumn 2 

Autumn 1

 

 

 Journey to Jo'burg, Beverley Naidoo

 

Homework/Reading Expectations

 

Daily Homework

Daily Maths homework will be four questions practicing the four basic operations. They should be completed and returned daily.

Daily English homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. 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

 

 

PSHE 

 

This half-term in PSHE we will be learning about how our bodies change as we get older from a Catholic perspective.

Throughout the year, we will be continuing to follow the Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RSHE. Please log into the parent portal to access Information about the programme your children will be following, access to resources and suggestions for further activities at home.

 

www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal/

 

You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6

 

 

 

P.E.

 

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

Gymnastics

Develop knowledge of gymnastics balances.

Develop ability to hold a balance.

Develop ability to travel in a variety of ways.

Develop knowledge of Mirror/Match & Canon & Unison.

Health Related Exercise

Develop knowledge of how the body functions and changes during exercise.

Develop ability to exercise at different intensities.

Develop knowledge of how the food and drink we consume affects our body.

 

 

 

Please ensure that all PE kit (including pumps) are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Thank you

 

 

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

 

Spring 1

Tuesday 4th January – Friday 18th February

 

Autumn 2 2021

 

Autumn 2: Tuesday 2nd November – Friday 17th December

Monday 15th November – Friday 19th November: Anti-bullying week and disability awareness.

Friday 19th November: Year 4 assembly.

Thursday 16th December: End of term assembly.

Friday 17th December: Carol Concert and KS2 Nativity

Recent Trips/Workshops

 

 

 

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