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Toucans Y4

Year 4

Welcome to Toucans' Class Page

 

Mrs Cooper is the class teacher of Toucans.

 

Miss Hrycaj, Mrs Allwood, Mrs Maskery  and Mrs Cheetham are our Teaching Assistants.
 

We are all looking forward to a really exciting Spring Term.

 



Our theme and thought provoking question for the Spring Term is:

 

 Were there woolly mammoths in

Mansfield?

     

                    

 

 

Please find below a description of all the amazing work we will be doing in our  action packed Spring Term.

 

English

Our English work in the first half term will be based around two texts linked to our topic of Stone Age to Iron Age. They are ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ where we will be looking at writing narratives, recounts and instructions. We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.

 

 

 

In guided reading we will be focusing on developing our reading skills and linking this with answering questions about a text. We will also be developing our inference skills - using clues to help us answer questions.

   
Our class book will be 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams

 

 Maths

This term, we will be carrying on learning number and calculation facts, including mental calculations. We will also be developing our understanding of multiplication and division strategies. We will continue with our times-tables focus where we practise chanting and learning all the tables up to 12 x 12. Please encourage the use of Times Tables Rock Stars at home too. Later on, we will be learning about fractions and decimals.

 

 

 

Science

 We will be covering two topics. Good vibrations – sound, how we hear and how noises are made and also Switched On – learning about electrical safety, switches and conductors and insulators.

         

    

History

Our topic this term is history focused around Stone Age to Iron Age. We will be looking at cave men and how they lived, as well as learning how human life changed and developed until the Roman invasion in 43AD.

 

 

Computing

 

Writing for different audiences and Logo.

 

                        

 

PSHE:   

During Circle Time, we will get together with children from lower key stage 2 to discuss issues in the news, as well as things that directly impact on us!
 


Art / DT 

 

We will be creating some collaborative cave man style art and Stone Age jewellery.


 

 

PE

PE will be on a Wednesday. We will be working on agility, balance and co-ordination and athletics skills.

 

 

Religious Education

 

Spiritual Expression – learning how people express their faith

 

Visit: Creswell Crags

 

Homework

Homework comprising of two parts will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday. Spellings also go home each week and the children are tested on a Friday. Reading is vital, not only is it a life skill, but it also provides the children with writing ideas. Please take time to read with your child at home regularly.

 

 

 

We are going to have an extremely busy and hard working term but I'm sure it will be lots of FUN!!

 

Mrs Cooper, Miss Hyrcaj, Mrs Allwood and Mrs Cheetham are very excited about the term ahead and we are very proud of the hard work and effort you put into your work daily.

 

Remember Toucans

 

TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More

 

PE day is Wednesday.

Please remember to have your full PE kit in school!

 

Extra bits!...

We give out lots of star stamps for working at home!

 

Remember that you can log in and read a book on 'Bug Club' too!

 

Please feel free to pop in school anytime you want - you are very welcome. If you need a lengthier chat an after school appointment can be arranged.

Any help you can offer would be gratefully received.


 

 


 

 


 

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