Year 4 Falcons
Welcome to Falcons
Class Teacher - Mrs Ononeme
LSP - Mrs Wright
In our Maths lessons, we will be covering the following areas: multiplication, division, length, perimeter, fractions and decimals. We will continue to use manipulatives to offer an engaging way of driving children to arrive at solutions to maths problems while understanding the strategy behind the process.
We will also be working on learning the times-tables securely.
This half-term in English, we will be reading ‘BFG’. We will use the text to inspire two pieces of writing: a narrative and instructions. We will write a set of instructions to create our perfect dream.
Next half-term, we will be using the film 'The Lone Robot' to inspire some descriptive writing, as well as a sequel to the film.
We will be learning key spelling rules over the term, linked to Spelling Shed. We will study a rule every week and then learn words that follow that rule. The games on Spelling Shed really help us to do this!
Our guided reading text this term is 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl. We will study a chapter every week and from time to time, we will use film to enhance our learning.
Our class novel this half-term is 'The Boy in the Dress' written by David Walliams.
During the first half term, our topic will be Sound. The children will learn how sounds are made and how they travel to our ears. They will also explore how sound waves change over distance, the pitch of sound and finally, we will investigate which materials are effective in absorbing sound
After half term, our topic will be Electricity. Here, the children will learn how to be safe around electricity. They will then be introduced to the components of circuits and the children will have the opportunity to construct their own series circuit predicting which will work and justifying their reasoning.
This term our topic will be Greece. We will be learning about its geographical location, climate zone and the landscape. We will also be studying their physical and human features as well as its customs and traditions.
Our final outcome will be a restaurant where we will prepare traditional Greek food. In art, the children will research the work of Vincent van Gogh, comment on it and get inspiration to help them paint a Greek scenery.
Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our topic this term is Dance and the children will develop dance 'freeze frames' based on a visual stimulus. They will demonstrate how to link positions in a variety of ways.
During this term, the children will learn how to format cells. They will learn to use timer and spin buttons. They will also learn how to use spreadsheets for budgeting and explore place value with a spreadsheet.
We will also be working on 'Online Safety'.
This term, the children will be developing their language skills by learning to read and retell the story 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' in French. The aim is to encourage the children to spend time looking at, working with and reading some basic written words in French. This is a very valuable process and one that will help them with their language learning in the future.
This term we will be learning about Christianity. We will discuss what Christians learn from the creation story. We will also discuss what the 'Trinity' is and why it is important to Christians. Finally, we will compare Christian values to humanist values.
Look what we have been doing...
Our Topic this term is Greece. To give us an understanding of where Greece is, we used atlases, globes and Google Earth to identify the location of Greece. We also identified the continent on which Greece is located, the countries that border Greece and the sea that surrounds Greece. Finally, we looked at Greece in relation to the UK.