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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration

Year 4

WELCOME TO YEAR 4

 

We have two classes in Year 4:  In 4C, the children will be taught by Miss Capocci and in 4J, the children will be taught by Mr Johal.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are: Mrs Kashif, Mrs Popa, Mrs Little and Mrs Adal.

 

All children should be sent to school with a water bottle.

 

Spring Term 2022

 

 INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRICULUM IN YEAR 4

 

MATHS

Our focus this term is applying our place value knowledge to multiplication and division. Also we will be learning about area. Twice a week we will complete a Terrific Times Tables quiz to help children learn their times tables. It is expected that by the end of Year 4, almost all children can recall times tables facts to 12 x 12. All children have their login details and can access MyMaths, Mathletics and TTRS from home.

ENGLISH  

This term our fiction focus text type is a narrative with a purpose to entertain the audience. Our new exciting fiction book that we will draw upon during our English lessons, is 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia. We will draw on the features, vocabulary and sentence structure, as well as other grammatical features required to write a narrative. 

 

READING

Using an exciting range of texts, we will continue to develop our love for reading. We will be reading various extracts daily in our Whole Class Reading sessions and applying our reading skills and strategies to infer, predict and retrieve information. At home, children should read for a minimum of 10 minutes everyday. They should fill in their reading records to show that they have read. Reading Records will be checked by class teachers once a week.

 

 

GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY

We are continuing with our History topic which is all about the ancient Maya civilisation, where we will be learning about the remarkable achievements of the ancient Maya. We will move on to Geography in the second half of the term building on our knowledge of locational and place knowledge as well as focusing on the human and physical geography. We will be studying the similarities and differences of the human and physical geography of the UK and Rome, this will lead into our summer term history topic on the Romans.

 

STEM (Science)

In science we will learn about states of matter, where our pupils will have the opportunity to compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. They will also have the opportunity to observe how some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure of research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). Furthermore, pupils will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature. Throughout this unit, our pupils will build on their scientific enquiry skills through practical experiments and child-led learning, applied through various streams of working scientifically. 

 

PE

This term in PE will will be focusing on invasion game skills (basketball) and developing our dance skills. Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct PE kit. The school PE kits consist of: a white or burgundy t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls or plain black/white trainers. Please make sure your children's PE kit is labelled. . PE kits will be sent home every week to be washed.

 

PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday.

 

HOMEWORK

The usual homework timetable for Year 4 is as follows:

  • Daily reading for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  • Friday: Spellings are given out. Spelling tests take place on the following Friday.
  • Wednesday: Maths homework is sent out and is to be completed by the following Wednesday (MyMaths/ Timestables Rockstars / Mathletics).
  • Wednesday: Homework Books will be sent home on Wednesday and should be brought back for Monday. 
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