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Elephants Y4

                    

to Elephants Class

 

 

We are the Excellent Elephants

We work hard and always try our best.

Elephants are great friends and work well as a team.

  

Mrs Murfitt        Mrs Revill

Mrs Murfitt is the teacher and Mrs Revill is the teaching assistant.

We are looking forward to an exciting term.

 

Our topic question this term is.......

What did the Romans do for us?

English

Our English work in the first half term will be based around Ancient Roman myths, exploring what a myth is and what they usually contain. We will use Talk for Writing to help us write the opening to our own myths. We will then use our creative skills to write battle poems. During the second half term we will create explanation texts based around how to be a perfect student! We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.

 

 

 

 

Our class book will be Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong.

 

 

 

  

 

Reading

In 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 narrative texts based on our class book and in the second half-term, we will be exploring non-fiction texts in more detail.

      

 

Maths

The first half of the term, we will be focusing on fractions and decimals. We will be writing, ordering and comparing decimals. In the second half of the Summer term, we will be learning about money, time, statistics, properties of shape and position and direction. As our timestables test approaches, there will be a real focus on continuing to learn the timestables up to 12x12 and being able to recall them quickly and confidently.

 

 

Science

In Science, we will be learning about two different topics in the Summer term. Our first topic is called ‘Good Vibrations’  and we will be exploring how sounds are made and heard. Our second topic is ‘Where does the food go?’ and we will be learning about the digestive system. 

      

              

        

Topic

Our thought provoking topic question this term will enable us to learn about the Ancient Romans and explore the impact they had in Great Britain and across Europe. We will be learning about what life was like in Roman times, about the Roman army, Boudicca and what the Romans left behind.

To further enhance our learning we will be visiting Mansfield Museum - taking part in a history workshop.

 

   

 

Computing

Our computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be using a program called Garage Band which will enable us to create a movie sound track. During the second half term our focus will be based on data handling. We will create and publish an online questionnaire and analyse the results.

 

 

RSHE

Our RSHE work will centre around 'Healthy bodies and healthy minds.' We will learn about how to make healthy choices and what a healthy influence is. During the second half term we will focus on 'Coping with change.' We will discuss what happens to the body during puberty. In both half terms we will complete lessons on equality, inclusion and anti-bullying. 

 

 

Art / DT

In our Art lessons, we will be learning about Roman Mosaics, and we will be making some of own.  As part of our DT work, we will be using our textiles skillset to make Roman purses. We will also learn about Roman architects and artists.

                      

 

PE

PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday. We will be working on games skills based around football and tennis. Please ensure correct PE kit is worn on these days.      

 

RE

During this term the children will describe Hindu beliefs about the gods and goddesses. The children will show that they understand what happens at Hindu worship in the home or the mandir. They will also learn about two Hindu festivals thinking about their similarities and differences.

 

 

 

French

Our French topics are called - 'Carnival' and 'What's the weather like?'

The children will learn vocabulary based on these topics. This will include animal names, telling the time and phrases to describe the weather and temperature. 

 

 

Music

Our music themes are Blackbird - Beatles music and during the second half term  Reflect, Rewind and Replay – Classical music. 

The Blackbird unit allows children to sing, improvise and compose alongside the unit song. 

Reflect, Rewind and Replay allows children to learn about the history of music and listen to some western classical music.

 

 

We have a busy and fun term planned. Please come and ask us any questions you might have. If you can't see us please  send a message and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

 

 

 

 

Homework 

Homework will be set every Friday through our remote learning platform - SeeSaw. 

We also need your support in practising reading , spelling and times tables at home. 

Spelling Booklet Spring 1

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