to Crocodile's Class Page Year 4
We are the Courageous Crocodiles!
Mrs Cooper is our class teacher and Mrs Buckley is our teaching assistant.
We are very excited to be in year 4 and are looking forward to a busy Spring Term.
Our thought provoking question for the Spring Term is:
Will Rainforests survive the twenty-first Century?
Our English work in the first half term will be based around the narrative ‘The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. We will use Talk for Writing to help us write a setting description and poems. During the second half term, our focus will be on non-fiction writing. We will be applying our knowledge of deforestation and the rainforest to write a series of persuasive pieces. 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. To begin the Spring Term, we will be reading a range of poems and in the second half term, we will be exploring non-fiction texts in more detail.
This term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will apply our multiplication knowledge and skill-set in the second half term, as we will be learning about Area and Fractions. Like the Autumn term, there will be a real focus on learning the times-tables up to 12 x 12 and being able to recall them quickly and confidently.
In Science, we will be learning about three different topics. Our first topic is called ‘Our Changing World’ and we will be exploring how trees and plants are identified and classified. Our second topic is called 'Who Am I?' and we will be learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. Our final focus, in the second half term, is the impact of humans within our environment.
Our thought provoking topic question will enable us to think about our changing world and the impact humans are having. We will be using digital mapping and atlases to locate continents, countries and capital cities. We will be learning about the rainforest and the animals that live there. As we progress into the second half term, we will be focussing on deforestation and how the rainforests are used.
Our computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be 'Writing for Different Audiences.' We will be using Purple Mash to support the Computing Curriculum.
Our circle time work will centre around discussing our rights and responsibilities and understanding what they are. During the second half term, we will focus on what it feels like to belong and what a caring family is.
Art / DT
In our Art lessons, we will be learning about Henri Rousseau and we will be replicating some of his rainforest inspired artwork. As part of our DT work, we will be utilising our electricity knowledge by creating an electrical game.
PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday. We will be working alongside our fabulous coaches and our focus will be on gymnastics and dance.
We will be having RE days where we will be learning about The Bible and Food and Fasting.
Our French topic is called - Tell Me A Story
The theme will allow the children to learn the use of adjectives, counting in multiples of 10 and extending use of instructions.
As you can see, we have a very busy Spring term ahead. Thankyou very much
for all your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
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Homework will be set every Friday through our remote learning platform - SeeSaw.
We also ask for your support with reading at home, spelling practise and times tables rehearsal.