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Year 4

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Welcome to Year 4

Here in Year 4,  we welcome you to start of an exciting term ahead after what we hope has been, a safe and most enjoyable summer break with wonderful weather to match!

Please peruse through our webpage regularly to be kept up to date with learning, events and projects.

 

Meet out team...

 

 

 

From left to right:

Miss Armstrong - 4 Zalia, Ms Gyamerah, - 4 Vert,

Mr Dervish, 4 Shobuj, Ms Phillips - 4 Green

and Miss Burns - 4 Verde.

 

English

FfDuring English this term, Year 4 will be developing and enriching their composition skills through "Explanation text" and "diary writing".

To achieve this, Year 4 will be employing the text "Journey to Jo'burg".

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Mathematics

Our focus in Mathematics this term lies within the concepts of number, with an emphasis on multiplication- time tables, division- inverse methods for timetables, place value and decimals.

Year 4 will continue to participate in daily mental arithmetic tasks to extend their learning. All learning will include problem solving, reasoning and fluency.

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Science - Electricity

Our year 4 scientists will be investigating the topic of Electricity!

We will be developing a deeper understanding of circuits, current and different components with our range of electricity resources. They will explore and learn  how to make circuits how electricity works and use key vocabulary when in discussions expressing their own ideas.

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The Power of Circuits #sciencegoals

Have you ever wondered how you can turn the light on in your house? Or maybe why you can push a doorbell and it makes a sound? This happens because of circuits! Join Jessi and Squeaks as they learn how circuits work, and make their very own! ---------- Like SciShow?

 

Creative Curriculum

Many people from the West Indies commerated 70 years this year of their experiences on board Empire Windrush, miles away from their homeland.

The ship which docked at Tilbury encouraged people from the Caribbean to help rebuild Britain's’ infrastructure, with promises of employment and homes.

Year 4 are going to step into this journey and hear stories of their plight.

Year 4 will  share in their experiences of racism, employment, culture and family lives.

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Floella Benjamin - Black History Month - Waterstone's

To buy the book click here: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/floella-benjamin/coming-to-england/6659569 Floella Benjamin talks about her autobiography, Coming to England, in conjunction with Waterstone's coverage of Black History Month. "When I first came to Britain I felt like a tortured soul, because people abused my colour daily. I was made to feel unworthy.

 

Learning without Limits

We understand and appreciate the power of positive learning.

We all need encouragement to bolster and foster greater confidence when life throws different curve balls at us.

In year 4 we aim to build our learners into becoming independent thinkers, to draw on their resilience, determination, efforts and commitment.

Skills which can not be taught, but guided.

Each half term we have themes to which the children experience when best to apply it to situations to help overcome them.

This half term we are focussing on:

CONFIDENCE

DETERMINATION

COMMITMENT

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Creative Curriculum volcano project with artists of 4 Green.

Here's how we did it....

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The palaeontologists of William Bellamy were exploring and discovering fossils and a dinosaur.

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Learning without Limits

We understand and appreciate the power of positive learning.

We all need encouragement to bolster and foster greater confidence when life throws different curve balls at us.

In year 4 we aim to build our learners into becoming independent thinkers, to draw on their resilience, determination, efforts and commitment.

Skills which can not be taught, but guided.

Each half term we have themes to which the children experience when best to apply it to situations to help overcome them.

This half term we are focussing on:

EFFORT

PASSION

PERSERVERANCE

 

English

Our English learning takes us on a journey with the texts entitled :

"The Firework maker's daughter" by Philip Pullman

 

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As stated in the newsletter, the children will be exploring the language and themes to support them in their rich and detailed descriptive writing, poetry and narratives. 

 

 

 

Mathematics

As we are concentrating on Place value this term

here are some ways that you can support your children with this.  

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As part of their homework, please can you support your children with their times tables.

We are concentrating on the 6, 7 and 9 timetables.

You may find the link below helpful.

 

Multiplication Mash Up - A Fun Way to Learn Your Multiplication Facts!

Want to focus on one factor at a time? Jump ahead by clicking the factor you want to practice: Multiply by 0 - 0:16 (Music: "No" by Meghan Trainor) Multiply by 1 - 0:50 (Music: "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift) Multiply by 2 - 1:18 (Music: "Rude" by Magic!)

 

 

 

Science

Our focus in Science this term is entitled:

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We shall also be combining our knowledge of habitats in this unit to further develop and to build a holistic understanding.

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Creative Curriculum

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    This half term we have linked our Geography and English lessons together.
        Using the "Firework maker's daughter" and studying "Volcanoes".

We want to immerse the children into an experience to which they may grasp   confidently with the recent global events such as Kilauea in Hawaii.

We will be building volcanoes as part of a school project.

So listen out for requests of the children for recyclable items they may need to bring in!

Check out the links below to begin to support your child's learning gateway into "Volcanoes".

Volcano - video for kids || Volcano eruptions

A volcano is a mountain that is disclosed downward to a pool of molten rock beneath the surface of the earth and whenever pressure builds up, the eruptions occur.

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