Red Kite Class
Year Group: 4
Taught by: Miss L Hulley
Supported by: Miss E Dennison
Welcome to Red Kite class!
Our first unit of work this term will focus on Roald Dahl's BFG where we will explore several themes. To begin with we will be creating our own piece of suspense writing, looking firstly at the way in which Dahl does this so effectively to make the reader feel tense and on edge as they read. Following on from this we will be using the same text to explore letter writing, looking specifically at the non-fiction features of this genre. Moving into Autumn 2 we will use 'play scripts' as our stimulus and will finish with some poetry using the text 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.' Woven through all of our literacy learning this term will be the opportunity to answer test type questions in context, explore familiar and new grammar features and to practise our spellings.
It would be very helpful if you could encourage your child to read and discuss their new Accelerated Reader book to help develop their fluency and comprehension of the text. Year 4 will be tested regularly on their Buzz Spelling Words, of which booklets have been sent home to help them practise, so these should form part of their homework also.
This term we will be covering a variety of different mathematical techniques including number and place value, problem solving, mental addition and subtraction, measurement and geometry. This Autumn term we will look at:
*recognising the place value of each digit in a 4 digit number
*identifying 4 digit numbers in different ways
*ordering and comparing 4 digit numbers using the greater than/less than symbols
*finding 10, 100 and 1000 more and less than a given number
*reading Roman numeral to 100
*using our place value understanding to read scales
*recapping our understanding of rounding to the nearest 10, and perhaps move onto 100 and 1000
*recapping our mental methods for addition and subtraction
*learning formal methods for addition and subtraction
*learning how to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using formal written methods
*recognising and showing common equivalent fractions
*recognising geometric shapes based on their properties and link this with position and direction (quadrants)
*use money throughout all of these skills above to provide real life context and practise
This term our enquiry question is 'Was Henry VIII a good KIng?' as part of our topic on the Tudors. With this question in mind we will be looking at:
*The Kings and Queens of this period
*What Tudor life was really like
*Food and diet
Our topic this term will be Electricity!
We will be:
*identifying common appliances that run on electricity
*constructing a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
*identifying whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit
*recognising that a switch open and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
*recognising some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors
Using the above content we will be:
*asking simple questions
*using simple equipment
*performing simple tests
*identifying and classifying
*using our observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
*gathering and recording data
During this term we will be looking at myths and legends as part of our topic on the Romans. We will also be reading a range of adventure stories including the story of Pompeii. As part of our non fiction unit we will explore newspaper reports, looking specifically at the non-fiction features of this genre.
This term we will be covering a variety of different mathematical techniques including number and place value, problem solving, mental addition and subtraction, measurement and geometry. Come back soon to read more details about each unit.
This term we will be studying the Romans as part of our enquiry question 'What did the Romans ever do for us?' In this topic we will be looking at:
*The rise of the Roman Empire
*Rulers of this time period
*Entertainment including Gladiators
*The invasion of Britain
Our topic this term will be :
*comparing and grouping materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
*observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
*identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
More information coming soon...
This term we will be covering a variety of different mathematical techniques: number and place value, problem solving, mental addition and subtraction, measurement and geometry. Come back soon to read more about each unit.
Improving the environment. How can we improve the environment? More details to follow...
Our topic this term will be sound. We will be:
*identifying how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
*recognising that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
*finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
*finding patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
*recognising that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Red Kite Class Learning Showcase