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Welcome to our Year 4 homepage, here you can find up-to-date information and the latest news from our year group.
Please keep checking back in throughout the term for regular updates.
Miss White, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Burton, Mrs Green, Mrs Haddon and Mrs Sykes
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This half term Year 4 will be focusing on narrative writing, with a particular focus on character. The theme of our narratives will be around the genre of a quest. Our English lessons will link in with our DERIC Reading and class novel, Alice in Wonderland.
For DERIC Reading this half term, we will be delving into the story of Alice in Wonderland. We will begin by focusing on the story's use of vocabulary, looking for new and interesting vocab.
This year we will be using the Power Maths programme to deliver our Maths learning. We have now moved onto our second unit, which still focuses on the skills of place value of numbers up to 10,000. We will be comparing 4 digit numbers, rounding numbers to the nearest 1,000, problem solving with rounding, counting in 25s and will begin to look at how to count and use negative numbers in contexts.
Within our RAYS Maths sessions, we are developing our skills of inverse operations and how we can apply our number bond facts to help us solve mental calculations.
X-Factor will still be carried out every week and children will continue to bring home a copy of their work along with an example version the can practice at home.
Connected Curriculum - Potions!
Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapour or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of potions!
By reading an extract from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write a safety label for Alice’s bottle. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it!
Have a look at our word hoard and knowledge organiser for this topic below!
To start of the year, we will be looking at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
This book will be both our Guided Reading Text and Class Novel.
Week Beginning 8th October: We are continuing to build on our key skill of 'decoding' as we begin to look at Chapter 4 of our story in detail. are focusing on our skill of 'decoding'. Within our lesson we will be look at how the author has described different characters using different language techniques including figurative language.
Year 4 will have the following slots for PE this year:
Children will need indoor and outdoor PE kits school for these days but may also need their kits on other days. Therefore please make sure your child's P.E kit remains in school for the week.
P.E Kit essentials:
Jogging bottoms/Outdoor leggings
If your child does not have the correct kit for the lesson they may not be able to take part.
Please make sure you are following us on Twitter @SherrierY4 to keep up to date with all of our fantastic work and learning. This will be updated regularly during the term.
If you have requested to follow our page, please let a member of staff know so we can make sure we accept the right followers. Thank you.
We are no longer using our BINGO grids as part of our homework challenges, but now focusing on our Reading, X Factor and Vocabulary. A full of explanation of these activities has now been sent home in our homework folders (26/09/2018). If anyone has any questions about these, please come and ask!
Week Beginning 03/10/2018:
|Titter:||If someone titters, they give a short nervous laugh especially when they are embarrassed about something.|
|Snigger:||To laugh quietly in a disrespectful way.|
|Giggle:||If someone giggles, they laugh in a childlike way because they are amused, nervous or embarrassed.|
|Chuckle||When you chuckle, you laugh quietly.|
|Capacity||This is the sound of people laughing, for example because they are amused or happy.|
Want to try any other exciting activities linked to our Potions topic? Why not have a go at some of these! We would love to see what you get up to, but please note this challenges will not be marked.
As we go through the year, please check back for any key documents or letters you may need.
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