Class Teachers: Miss Birkett and Mrs Green (Thursday)
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Rani and Mrs Wood
General Class Information - Autumn Term 2020
Outdoor PE kit will be needed on Tuesday. Please ensure children come into school with jogging bottoms/shorts, t-shirt, jacket/jumper and trainers. On Wednesday we will be taking part in dance, again if your child comes into school their kit as well. We are hopefully entering a dance competition in Oldham linked to Christmas.
Each week, year 4 are expected to read for 5-10 minutes at least 3 times per week; practise their spellings (tested weekly on Friday) and practice their times tables (tested weekly on Thursday). Please log in to Spelling Shed and Sumdog to access fun ways of learning.
If you need to learn from home, please access the remote learning pencil in the school menu. There will be weekly work on Spelling Shed and Sumdog, plus additional work will be added to Google Classroom and Purple Mash. If you require any additional information or help with your child's learning, please message me on ClassDojo.
What are we learning: Autumn 2
We are exploring the great eruption in 79AD, during the Roman era. We will look at the devastating events on the day, describing settings before and after the eruptions. We will also place ourselves into Livia and Tranio's lives, the characters from the book, by writing our own diaries. Finishing with a news report of the great natural event!
We will be learning about the measurement of length, focusing on mm, cm, m and km. Looking at measuring accurately, finding the equivalent measurements and working out problems such as the perimeter of shapes.
We are investigating electricity. Looking at electrical safety, conductors and exploring building circuits, including drawing circuits using symbols.
We are looking at what the Romans have done for us, looking at the key dates, individuals and inventions from the Roman period.
What are we learning: Autumn 1
We are exploring the story of Humpty Dumpty's life after his great fall by looking at the book called 'After the Fall' by Dan Santat. We will be exploring the issues of cause and effect and how things can change the way we look at the world.
Also, we are also exploring the book called 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' written by Oliver Jeffers. The quality text links to our science topic on digestion and we will be exploring healthy eating and modifying the text for us to write our own incredible book.
Our focus at the moment in maths is on place value, understanding base ten, number lines and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Other areas of focus during the Autumn term include addition and subtraction, perimeter, multiplication and division.
Children are also encouraged to practice their multiplication tables as often as possible.
We are exploring about how the body digests our food turning it in to nutrients and waste.
In geography, we are looking at locating countries in Europe, Russia, North and SouthAmerica. Have a look at the knowledge map below to find out more information about what we will be studying.