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Teacher: Mrs Stanley

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Stars of the Week

 

Our first celebration assembly is next week...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our topic this term is:

A Walk on the Wild Side

Our waterfall themed role play area

    

English

We will start the Autumn term off by writing our own riddle poems. Our poems will be about animals that we might find on our walk on the wild side.

We will then explore non-fiction writing linked to our class novel 'How to Save a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear'.

 Big reading

 

We will read ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, look at themes and language used in the text and learn about some authorial tricks the author has used.

Spelling

We will continue to use No Nonsense Spelling scheme to support the learning of Year 4 spelling words and new spelling rules.

Maths

We will focus on these mathematical concepts:

•Multiplication and division facts in the context of time and measurement.
•Collecting,  displaying and interpreting data to prove/disprove a statement, involving time and measure.
•Solving practical weight and capacity problems.

 

Big Maths

We will also continue to work in our CLIC groups to support mental maths skill and plug individual gaps to accelerate progress.

 

Scientific and Technological Understanding

We will be learning all about states of matter! Our main areas of focus will be:

  • to compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • to observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • to identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

We will create our wire sculptures of animals in our DT work. We will build up our skills by first working with aluminium foil to sculpt an aminal of our choice. We will then move on to using chicken wire to make another animal sculpture.

 

Computing and Understanding the Arts

 

In Music, we will be using instruments to create animal inspired tunes.

In Computing, we will be learning how to use the pen tool in Scratch.

In Art, we will be building up our sketching skills.

Historical, Geographical and Social Understanding

 

  We will learn about the history of the lakes at Fairlands Valley Park and how they have changed over the years.

In Geography, we will be looking at the water cycle and how human behaviour is affecting the world's water supplies.

 

Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-being

We will be starting off with a dance unit - moving like animals and putting together a sequence of moves.

We will also be working on our hand-eye coordination by improving our speed stacking skills. This is in preparation for the speed stacking competition that a group of us will take part in in the Spring term.

 

Spanish

We will learn how to greet other people and learn to count to 100.

R.E.

In RE, we will look at Sacred texts and stories and focus on their guidance and impact.

 

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