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Thames

Our class teacher is

mrs Sinclair.

OUR CLASSROOM

   

              

  

Our Spring Topic is...

 

English, Big Reading and Spelling  

 

We will start the Summer term off by exploring Viking poetry and song. We will then move on to explore and write explanation texts about ‘How to Train your Dragon.

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.

 

 We will continue to use No Nonscience Spelling scheme to support the learning of Year 4 spelling words and new spelling rules. We will also continue to learn the spellings from the Year 3/4 statutory word list. 

 

Maths

We will be covering the following maths concepts this half term:

•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.
  
In Big maths/CLIC sessions we will now split into 5 CLIC groups to focus on specific skills that we require, based on the CLIC level we are on in Big Maths. Each daily session will either teach a new skill or consolidate skills to broaden our understanding of a concept.

 

 

 

Scientific and Technological Understanding

We will be learning all about electricity! We will explore how it is produced, used and its dangers. We will make our own circuits using a range of equipment and find faults in our circuits. We will then create our own switches and learn how different switches are used for different things.
 
We will create our own dragon puppet, with flashing eyes, in Design and Technology. We will design the puppet and create a working prototype

 

  Understanding the Arts

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We will design colourful Viking warrior shields and choose our favourite design. We will then create the shields, using sewing and joining skills. 

 

In Music and computing, we will be learning how to create  rhythmic Viking rowing chants using Garage Band.

 

 

Historical, Geographical and Social Understanding

Vikings

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We will learn who the Vikings were, how they lived and what their lives were like compared to ours and the lives of The Anglo-Saxons. We will then learn about important events in Viking history as well as significant people.
 
In Geography, we will look at important  settlements and how theses have changed to become the major UK cities we see today.
 
In RE, we will look at Sacred texts and stories and focus on their guidance and impact.

 

Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-being

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We will be learning a wide range of outdoor games, using a range of throwing, catching and aiming skills. We will also work with the Premier Sports team to learn about healthy food and life style choices, focusing on wellbeing and diet. This will compliment our ‘Healthy Me’ PSHCE topic.

 

 Spanish

We will learn about Spanish food and how it is different from the food we might eat in Britain. We will practise ordering food in a restaurant and then say which food we like and dislike.

 

 

Our Class Representatives 

School Council: Sam M

Eco Council: Maison W

RRS: 

 

 

Our Star of the Week is ….

 

Our Star Reader is ….

 

Our Star Mathematician is ….

 

Our Lunch time Star is ….

 

Class assembly songs for you to practise at home.