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Once in a while, we take our learning outside of the classroom. This is what we got up to today.

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Homework due 12th June

Reading

Last half term of reading for your current teacher…let’s make it THE BEST SO FAR!! Record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona (A Young Slave) by Richard Platt Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona (A Young Slave) by Richard Platt

Mental Maths

We will be looking at time graphs in Maths, so maybe do a little research into what a time graph looks like, and how to read one.

Spellings Year 4 words

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

Summer Term Learning

Here is a summary of what Year 4 will be learning this half term. Our Topic in class is ‘The Romans’ and our school wide theme is LGBTQ and ‘Proud to be me’.

YEAR 4

Anti-Bullying

During story time and reflection time at the end of the day. Teachers will use the books below to support discussions on the following themes:

  • Different families
  • It’s good to be me

Teachers will present a lesson on anti-bullying using the Anti-Bullying presentation written by Rachel Evans, Deputy Headteacher. Teachers will introduce the class ‘worry box’.

Children will take part in the school bullying survey

Reading

Reading, and comprehension activities, linked to the following books:

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Better NATE than Ever by Tim Federle

What’s up with Jody Barton? by Hayley Long

Writing

The children will write a piece designed to entertain, based on the book ‘The Boy in the Dress’ by David Walliams.

Spoken Language/ Drama/ Debate

Present work on whole school themes to parents, family members, other children etc. Children will also be using drama to develop their writing – acting scenes to bring stories to life.

History

The Roman empire and its impact on Britain. Children will look at Roman figureheads e.g. Julius Caesar and artists e.g. Michelangelo who have made an impact on life today.

 Design & Technology Design & Technology

Understand the principles of a healthy diet; how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes; techniques such as peeling, chopping, slicing etc.

Children will learn how to prepare and cook a range of ingredients to create dishes that they can eat on their ‘Roman Day’.

 Art & Design

Pottery/Sculpture (bust/figures)

Sketch collection of observational and imagined drawings and ideas using line, tone, texture, shading, hatching and cross-hatching, using a range of media.

Fresco painting/mosaics – form pictures (not just patterns)

This half term children will be studying the work of Michelangelo. He was a Roman Fresco painter, so we will be following his techniques of painting on plaster, but also observational drawings for the details.

The Fresco paintings that the children are making in art will be themed around ‘What makes me, me’. The frescoes will be based on objects or ideas that make the children proud of themselves. They will display these frescoes during the ‘Proud to be Me’ parade.

 Music

Children will learn and perform the following songs:

Proud by Heather Small

This is Me from The Greatest Showman

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper

Born this Way by Lady Gaga

Friends’ theme song by The Rembrandts

Meet the Dragons

After 8 weeks of preparation, Year 4 young entrepreneurs walked into the Dragons’ Den this afternoon. They had to persuade the Dragons (who are seasoned business moguls well known for their high expectations) to invest in their innovative, Eco-friendly products. It was nerve-wracking and some fast-paced negotiations took place. The teams all got the capital they need to start their businesses. Well done Year 4. We look forward to seeing your products in shops and online. Thank you Dragons for taking time out of your busy schedule to listen to our presentations.

Homework due 5th June

Reading

I know reading can be easily ‘forgotten’ over the holiday period, replaced by family fun, seeing friends and visiting new places, but it doesn’t make it any less important! Keep up the reading, use it as ‘downtime’ before bed to settle you into a cosy slumber, then record after a good night’s sleep!

Mental Maths

Number is always good to practice, but if you ARE out and about, see what maths you can find in your everyday lives… Telling the time – what time is the film showing? Money – how much does the entry to the swimming pool cost? Measurement – how many miles are you travelling in the car?

Spellings (for Thurs 6th June) Year 4 spelling words:

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

 

Fraction Museum!

Year 4 took all their fraction knowledge and created a fraction museum. Each child created different fractions using multi links and labelled them. Then they toured each museum and wrote what they saw including solving a mystery fraction 🙂 Great job today!

Homework due 22nd May

Apologies for the late sending of this… The automatic timer decided to not set.

Reading

Continue reading books you enjoy, as well as books that challenge you! Record comments every day including the weekend.

Mental Maths

We have been looking at fractions and next week we will look at number problems including using the commutative law (where the numbers can be moved around to give the same answer)

Spellings

Year 3/4 spelling words

accident(ally) learn both words here, you may be tested on either

actual(ly) learn both words here, you may be tested on either

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

Environmental Dioramas

This month is all about taking care of our planet and the impact global warming, deforestation and recycling has on our earth. The children created their own image of these impacts with recycled items. They will finalise their dioramas next week but here is what they’ve done thus far!

Stay one step ahead in Maths!

Hello Year 4! As we move into our final week of summer term 1, we will step away from fractions starting Tuesday and tackle two-step word problems again and finish the week with a review of the commutative law. Here are some resources to support and challenege prior learning.

Fractions (Peaches Today…Peaches Tomorrow): Complete (i) and (ii) if you did not get a chance to do so in class and show your teacher the results! Explain how you reached your answer using mathematical language.

Word Problems: You need to know many alternative words for (+, -, ÷ and x). Write down as many as you can to help you solve word problems. Bring them to school!

Commutative Law: Refresh your memory with this video that we will review in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=H1zsWdHC_V8

Happy Friday!