Welcome to Year 4
Your teacher is Mrs. Simon and your teaching
assistant is Mrs. Emery.
In English we will look at rhyming poetry, explanation texts and stories with a moral dilemma. Our work on volcanoes in Geography will provide inspiration for our written work. We will cover a range of spelling and grammar work. This will include comparatives and superlatives, pronouns, adverbs, commas and fronted adverbials. Different spelling strategies will be covered including work on plurals and we will build on our knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and homophones.
In Maths this term we will consolidate our knowledge of place value. We will continue to work on mental methods for addition and subtraction, as well as formal written methods. We will use mental and formal methods to multiply and divide. We will apply these methods to real life problems. We will identity and measure angles and start to draw them. We will describe and visualise 3D and 2D shapes, using correct vocabulary. We will look at bar charts and develop our skills using different scales. We will extend number sequences and solve number puzzles.
Our Science topic is ‘States of Matter’. We will compare and group materials according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will observe how materials change state when they are heated or cooled, measuring the temperatures. Also we will explore evaporation and condensation and their part in the water cycle.
‘We are musicians’ is our Computing topic for this half term. The children will use programs to edit music, create and develop a simple musical composition and refine their ideas. The children will explore how compositions can enhance work in other media.
In Geography we will be looking at natural disasters with a study of earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and mountains. The children will look at the physical causes of these events and the human effects of flooding, eruptions, earthquakes and disasters.
In art we will focus on developing our skills and techniques in painting and drawing. The children will develop controlling a range of tools and materials and experiment with different approaches. The children will look at the work of different artists.
We are very lucky to have Trafford Handball Club coming to work with our Year 4 children this half term to teach them the skills of this increasingly popular game. In indoor P.E. with Ms George the children will be focusing on improving their gymnastics skills.