Year 4 Mrs Cumming

YEAR 4 - 2018/19 - Autumn Term 1

Welcome back to another school year and the beginning of Year 4. 

Our topic this term will be based around the Second World War. In particular we will be looking at how home life and children were affected. To enhance our learning we will be taking part in a WW2 day based at Holdenby House in October. 

Our English lessons will be heavily influenced by our topic work. We will be look at literature such as 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and 'The Diary of Anne Frank.' In particular, we hope these texts will allow the pupils to learn how to empathise with characters and their situations. 

During our maths lessons we will be focusing on number and place value. The pupils will be using previously taught methods and applying them to 3 and 4 digit numbers, as well as representing numbers using different resources. 

In science our topic is the Human Body with a large emphasis on the digestive system. 

Over the next couple of weeks we hope to establish a homework system where the children will be given times tables and spellings to learn. They will be given these on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. 

We hope the children have enjoyed the beginning of the term and please speak to any Year 4 staff member if you have any concerns. 

Miss Betournay and Mrs Cummings

 

 

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We had an exciting end to our afternoon as we released the butterflies into the wild. The butterflies took awhile to fly off but soon were at home in their new environment. The class ran after one of them and watched it fly into a garden.

 

 

We visited The Stables this week to record our songs. The children loved the experience and are looking forward to receiving their CD so you can hear their composition.

 

 

SUMMER TERM 1 & 2 

For the final two terms of the academic year, the students in year 4 will be studying World War 2. Specifically we will be learning about being a child during the war. Around mid June we will be taking the children on a trip to Duxford Air Museum.

In maths we have been studying shapes and angles. During the final summer term we will be moving on to statistics. The pupils are also having a fantastic time practising their times tables on the new programme 'Times Table Rockstars' which each pupil is able to access from home too. 

During our English lessons we will be looking at war related literature such as 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', as well as some extracts from the 'Diary of Anne Frank'. We feel these texts will enable the children to access the curriculum but will also help to enrich their topic work. 

In terms of science, the pupils will be exploring sound and electricity. The pupils will be taking an investigative approach to both topics, allowing them to explore scientific processes in depth whilst being guided by the teacher. 

The children have been working especially hard during the first summer term during their Notivate sessions. These sessions are based around the children writing their own songs in groups and learning about the music industry. Pupils will then be taken to a recording studio where they will get an in depth look at the process and record their own songs. After the process has finished, each child will be gifted a CD of their efforts. 

We hope this term continues to be a warm and exciting one.

Mrs Cumming and Miss Betournay

 

WW2 PROJECT - DUE 8TH MAY

Your homework is to find out about a plane that was used during the second world war. We would then like you to draw a detailed picture of the plane or to build a model.

 

 

 

Maths

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at money and time. It would be really helpful if students could practice telling the time and working out the correct change when at the shops etc.

Students should also be learning their times tables. This can be done through the TTRockstars website.

Reading

Students should continue to read as much as they can at home.

 

Please let us know if any support is required.

Thanks,

Mrs Cumming and Miss Betournay