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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 Thomas, Miss Boakes, Mrs McConnell
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Due to recent events and understanding many children are not attending school at the moment we have made a collection of activities that can be carried out at home. Children will have returned home on Friday 20th March with a home pack. Within that pack, there are many activities that your children can carry out at home. Although we have set a lot of work on our homework bingo grids (below) and worksheets, we have and will also be setting up work to be carried out via Purple Mash and Times Tables Rockstars. We by no means expect all this work to be completed but we wanted to ensure there were plenty of activities available. We also have an online work page via our website where further work is available We hope this helps and wish you all the very best! The Year 4 Team x
Year 4 on Radio Leicester
This half term, Year 4 will be completing their own set of instructions for a potion of their choice. We will be looking at the use of rhetorical questions, imperative verbs and expanded noun phrases to persuade a reader. Following this we will begin our Suspense Story writing. During this focus we will work on the use of sentence variation, empty words and prepositions to build suspense working our writing.
Continuing with our class novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we will be looking at the different type last of questions you can ask about the text. We will use our decoding and explaining skills to develop our knowledge and use of tier 3 vocabulary. We will then use our retrieval and interpreting skills to answer questions about the text as well as explore the choices the author has made.
This year we will be continuing to use the Power Maths programme to deliver our Maths learning. For the second half of the Spring Term we will be following two units on Fractions and will follow this with a unit on decimals (Units 8, 9 and 10). Please read the unit overviews attached below to gain an understanding of the objectives and methods used within these units.
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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! We’ll write spells with magical, strange or gruesome effects – what ingredients will we use? We’ll also create canvas art on a large scale!
At the end of the ILP, we’ll invite you to our very own Mad Hatters Tea Party.
Our Knowledge Organisers
What will you choose to do?
• Make a list of all the solids, liquids and gases you can find at home. Are they kept safely?
• Make a sketch of any interesting bottles you have at home. Remember to add
patterns, textures, shading and finer details!
• Make homemade perfume or potions using things you find in the kitchen, garden
or bathroom (before you start check with an adult which substances are safe
to use). Use a pestle and mortar to grind up the things you find. Add liquid and
strain to get rid of the lumpy bits. What have you made?
• Calculate how many litres of water it takes to fill your bath. Which uses less water, the shower or the bath? How can you find out?
• Make ice lollies at home. Can you add a surprise ingredient that reveals itself as
the ice melts?
• Visit your local library or bookshop to search for other plays and stories on the
theme of potions. Write a book review and share it with others in your class.
Want to try any other exciting activities linked to our I am Warrior topic? Why not have a go at some of these!
As we go through the year, please check back for any key documents or letters you may need.
During the Spring Term we will be reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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.
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