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Blenhein Primary School

 

welcome to Year 4!

 A warm welcome to the Year 4 area of the Sheringham website! Below you'll find information on the curriculum for this term and your child's PE days. 





Your child will have 2 PE sessions a week. One with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers)

Each class will have their PE lessons on:

4MR (Mr Mallinson and Ms Rahman) 4L (Ms Leacy)  4R (Ms Russell) 
Monday + Thursday Monday + Tuesday Monday + Tuesday

 

Autumn 2 Curriculum 

Reading

During this term your child will be focussing on using a wide range of reading strategies to support them in their reading and comprehension. We will be focussing on  a range of core texts such as Leon and the Place Between and Bill's New Frock.  Your child will be learning the following strategies in their reading lessons: 

  • Retrieval
  • Clarifying 
  • Evaluating
  • Predicting
  • Making Links

We will also be focusing on using fluency, expression and decoding strategies when reading. 

We are also working on our reading habits, and encourage all children to change their books regularly and bring their Rhomebooks in everyday. We encourage our children to read at home everyday for 10 minutes. Children will also have access to their Reading Eggs accounts, where they can access online books and practise comprehension questions.

English

Biographies will be our main focus in writing during this term! In our writing topic, we will be looking at what makes a successful biography by evaluating some excellent examples. The children will then write their own biography of a Black British role model that inspires them, such as Marcus Rashford, Stormzy and Dina Asher-Smith.

We will also be working on developing our grammar and writing techniques by learning to use:

  • the correct tense
  • fronted adverbials
  • paragraphs 
  • appropriate choices of pronouns or nouns to create cohesion

Maths

This term we will be learning about  Multiplication and Division.  Children will be expected to show their understanding of these operations by practising and learning a variety of different methods to help consolidate their learning.

We will also be learning and practising our Times Tables up to the 12x table using the online programme Times Table Rockstars, as well as other times table games and flashcards in school.

Throughout the term and year, we will also be working on a range of basic fluency skills, where children will be practicing their number facts such as:

  • Recalling 3,4,8 times table and connecting through doubling
  • Maintain fluency in counting in multiples from other year groups through varied and frequent practice
  • Practise recalling and using all multiplication tables and related division facts
  • Use place value, known & derived facts to multiply and divide mentally including by 1 & 0 and 3 numbers
  • Recognise and use factors pairs and commutativity in mental calculations

 

Science

Though our topic ‘States of Matter’ we will be learning:

  • To compare and group materials, identifying whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
  • To observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, observing and recording temperatures in degrees Celsius (°C).
  • To plan, carry out and evaluate experiments regarding heating, cooling and melting.
  • To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and make connections between the rate of evaporation with temperature.

We will also be participating in a fun-filled science workshop with the Dragon’s Den winning Sublime Science company! How EXCITING!

Indoor PE

This term in PE, the children will be linking their learning to our Science topic ‘States of Matter’. We will be learning about the water cycle and the children will be choreographing their own dance sequence to represent the 4 stages of the water. Children will be working in groups and work towards creating a dance routine while having to think about sequencing actions, working synchronously and engaging with a rhythm.

RE

Towards the end of the Autumn term, children will be learning about Christianity and exploring The Christmas Story. Children will be learning about why Christmas is special to Christians and also exploring other festivals and celebrations enjoyed across the world in different countries.  

Jigsaw

This term in Jigsaw, children in Year 4 will be learning about Celebrating Differences. Children will be developing socially and emotionally through group and paired discussions, prompts and reflection activities. This unit of learning will cover areas such as:

  • learning to accept that everybody is different
  • Resolving conflict, including conflicts at home with family members
  • Knowing how to support somebody who is being bullied
  • Solving problems and finding solutions in a bullying situation 
  • Using kind words and recognising unkind words can harm and affect other people’s feelings

 

Homework 

 Information about weekly homework can be found on your child's Google Classroom and in their red homework book. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

 

 

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