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Vicky Tee
Year Four Teacher
Anika Khanom
Year 4 Teacher

Useful things to know and reminders from the team

PE Days are Monday and Thursday

Music is on Wednesday.

Homework - Reading everyday, Spelling Shed & Times Table Rockstars

Explore what we're learning this term below...

Reading:

  • Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
  • Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah

Writing:

We are writing for the following purposes:

  • Inform (recount, instructions, facts)
  • Entertain (story, poetry, performance)
  • Persuade (letters, posters)
  • Discuss (newspapers, book reviews, debates)

Spring 1

Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo.

Writing a play script, character description and a setting description.

Guided Reading - Podkin One Ear: vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain and recall.

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Spring 1

Further multiplication and division: multiplying 3 digit numbers and word problems.

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  • Exploring Pentatonic Scales
  • Unit Aim - To develop children's ability to recognise and use pentatonic scales and to work with 4 X 4 beat phrases

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  • Colour to reflect mood - Abstract volcanoes
  • Black History Month - Mark making - depicting Peckham
  • Artists: Gerhard Richter, Faith Ringgold
  • DT - Nutrition - Pompeii pasta - meal design, preparing food, cutting skills.

Art - Drawing people in proportion

Keith Haring: scale and proportion in a drawing, looking at the relationship between the dimensions of different elements and an overall composition, accurate drawings of whole people, work on a variety of scales

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  • Being me in my world: Becoming a class ‘team’ including our learning charter, Rights, Responsibilities, and Democracy and what it means to be a school citizen, Rewards and Consequences
  • Celebrating difference: Judging by appearances, understanding influences, understanding bullying, problem-solving, special me

Spring 1

PSHE - Dreams and Goals: aspirations, overcoming challenges, disappointment, resilience and goals

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Sikhism: Practices and values, the 5 K’s, the story of Guru Nanak, Sikh festivals, and celebrations. We will develop the children’s inquisition skills and encourage reflection on how Sikhism forms part of our world’s and locality’s cultural heritage.

Christian art and stories: David and Goliath, Esther, What are the clues that Jesus will be important?

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  • States of matter: Compare, group, explore the solids, liquids, gases. Understand the water cycle, including evaporation and condensation. Understand, explore, and investigate melting, freezing, and boiling points.
  • Animals including humans: The digestive system, including teeth, functions of the main organs, food chains, and food webs

Spring 1

Science - Sound: how do we identify sound, how does sound travel, explore sound insulation, pitch and volume.

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  • Geography topic: Volcanoes and Mountains - Layers of the earth, tectonic plate movement, primary and secondary effects of earthquakes, how mountains are formed, volcanoes.
  • History topic: Collapse of the Roman Empire - Formation of the Roman Empire, the decline and split of the empire, the sacking of Rome, withdrawal from Britain and subsequent impact, why did Rome fall?

Spring 1

History - Anglo Saxons: chronology in the post Roman Empire era, different Kingdoms, the Danelaw and Alfred the Great

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  • Computing systems and networks: Connecting networks, what is the internet, and who owns it, websites, sharing information, can I believe what I read online?
  • Creating media: Audio and digital recording, editing digital recordings, combining audio, evaluating podcasts.


Computing - Creating media: editing pictures, changing pictures, fake images.

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Tag Rugby: To consistently perform basic tag rugby skills, implement rules and develop tactics in competitive situations, increase speed and build endurance during gameplay.

Dance

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Say, read, write and understand:

  • Vocabulary and simple sentences about school - Objects in and around the classroom, numbers 0 to 20, the days of the week and months of the year, commands, classroom instructions
  • My local area, your local area - Firework poetry, recognize places in town, using ‘where is’, identify and name shops

Spanish - Epiphany - 'I am learning about Epiphany celebrations in Spain

Los Reyes Magos.

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Explore what we're learning this term below...

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