Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD
Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day
|Mrs Leck - Class Teacher||Ms Douglas - Teaching Assistant|
Welcome to Year 4
There are no in-school welcome meetings this year.
Please read the Year 4 welcome document to familiarise yourself with the routines. We are really looking forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 8th September.
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In Maths we will lay the ground with place value and the four calculations. We then move onto focusing on Addition and Subtraction skills.
In English this half term we are using the book “The Mousehole Cat” by Antonia Barber as our stimulus. After the holidays we will be studying a new book called “Varjak Paw2 by S.F.Said. In both texts, we look at settngs, characters and the use of language.
For our enrichment time, we concentrate on Sports and Games, which culminates in pupil’s designing and making their own board games.
Our History topic is the Elizabethan Era where we study life back then and compare it to our own, as well as learning about why Elizabeth I is known as one of the most influential monarchs of the UK. We take a trip to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for a Tudor Experience day.
For Science, we will be working on the Human Digestive System and States of Matter.
In Maths we begin with Multiplication and Division, moving onto Area and then Fractions.
In English, the first half term is concentrated on a book called “The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo and the journeys he makes throughout his extraordinary life. We then move onto “The Firework Maker’s Daughter” by Philip Pullman and think about self- determination.
Our History topic for this term is Ancient Egypt. We look at pharaohs, pyramids, life then compared to life now and all the amazing aspects of this period in History.
In Science we will be focusing on Electricity. We learn about the different components of a simple circuit and use this knowledge to build our own circuits, adding bulbs and switches. We also learn about electrical safety.
In Maths we continue to learn about Fractions and then extend this knowledge onto Decimals. We then move onto Money and Time.
In English will be focusing on “The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry which links nicely to our Science and Geography topics for this term. · We also look at poetry through a book called “Moon Juice” by Kate · Wakeling.
Our Geography and Science topics are Brazil in which we focus on the environment, habitats and daily life. ·
It's an exciting term for us - Shade Shines takes place where we all get the opportunity to showcase our talents. And - of course - we will be preparing to move on to our new class. Transition sessions will take place ready for the next phase in our school journey.
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Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning are:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the Years 5 and 6 maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can)! -
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/shade - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can).
https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword - We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6. Our school pupil log in was texted home on 23/04/20.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning.
https://www.thenational.academy/ - Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week.
Here are some further links you could explore:
https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ - These are FANTASTIC home learning packs. They are split into weeks and have lots of maths/reading/writing activities and open ended projects for children to get their teeth stuck into.
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ - There are a range of home learning packs for free on Classroom Secrets. We use Classroom Secrets in our Maths lessons so children will be familiar with the format (printing may be required).
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6 - Twinkl has released a range of free resources to support with school closures (printing may be required).
Art for Kids Hub - Another site we use in school. Links to Directed Drawing sessions. Pick carefully they cover a lot of skill range!
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1?safe=true - Joe Wicks is releasing daily PE lessons (30 minutes) every weekday at 9am. The link attached will take you to his YouTube channel.