Reading and Writing
In Year 4 we have finished off our persuasive letter about deforestation and worked on a portal story based on a picture book called ‘Journey’. The children have written the sequel to the story, explaining the next adventure the children from the story went on. We concentrated on settings and action sequences.
We have continued to look at the three texts, ‘One Plastic Bag, ‘Krindlekrax’ and ‘Ug – Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ and completed comprehension activities linked to the texts.
We have completed our unit on addition and subtraction and have been looking at a unit linked to measures all about perimeter.
We continue to do times table practice and encourage you to work with your child at home to learn the times tables. The children will know the ones they need to practise.
The children have been continuing their work on the topic of sound. They have learnt about how we hear and the inner workings of the ear. We have also learnt about how sound travels and had an interesting lesson exploring this using string telephones.
In RE we have been learning about the Hindu religion in terms of how Hindus worship. We will be looking at the Christmas story in the last week of term.
Hawthorn class have completed their term of swimming and have had much success and really enjoyed their time at the pool. In spring term, Linden class will be having swimming lessons.
In the last two weeks of term we will be doing some art and craft based Christmas activities.
Over the next few weeks the sequence of learning will focus on (beginning of new term)
English – we will be looking at poetry based on a poem called ‘Dragon’s Wood’ by Brian Moses and writing our own poem in the same structure. After this, we will be starting a new unit based on a book called ‘Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne, where we will be writing opening and build ups to our own stories.
Maths – we will be looking at multiplication and division
Topic – In topic we will be looking at mountains and rivers where we will be finding out how mountains are formed, the features of rivers and geographical facts about them. For example, the longest river, highest mountain etc.
RE – We will be looking at Sikhism and also later on the term Religion and the Natural World.
Look at what we have been doing in Year 4!