WELCOME TO 4B!
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Don’t forget to join Class Dojo so you can keep in touch, ask any questions and follow ideas and activities for home learning. Your code is on the letter than came with your home learning packs. If you can’t find your code, email email@example.com and I can send you one.
Learning at home!
While we are currently working from home, you will be able to find what we are currently learning on Year 4’s Home Learning page. We will be uploading our lessons to this page so that you don’t miss a thing!! These will also be uploaded on Class Dojo. Please send us some of your fantastic work!
Underneath is a list of links to websites and YouTube channels that can support your learning from home. Some of these may appear on the timetable. Please contact me on Class Dojo if you need your Mathletics, Purple Mash or TT rockstars passwords and I will send them to you.
Link to our home learning page
What are we learning?
In English, we are reading an e-book called Incredible Sports. This is a non fiction text. We will be exploring the differences between fact and fiction, as well as looking at newspaper reports in depth. We will be looking at the features of newspaper reports and eventually writing our own!
In Guided reading this term, we are exploring poetry and will be reading Collection of Poems by Grace Nichols. We will use our retrieval, vocabulary, sequencing, prediction and inference skills to explore the different poems and their meanings.
In spelling, we are looking at the prefix mis-, words ending -sure and the short u sound spelt as ou.
In Maths, we will be continuing our Year 4 maths work, carrying on with the four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division! We will be starting to look at subtraction during the beginning of the Spring term.
Our topic for Spring 1 is I Am Warrior!
We are brave, powerful warriors, and we will meet in battle! This half term, we’ll divide into two warring groups: the Celts and the Romans. In our battle games, who will be victorious? We’ll research Celtic and Roman warriors and using different source materials we’ll investigate the Roman Empire and read Roman numerals. After designing and making shields, we’ll test them in battle and practise our attacking and defending skills. The Celtic warrior queen, Boudicca, will inspire us to create stories, models and artwork. We’ll write plays about gladiators and a menu for wealthy Romans. Using maps, globes and information books, we’ll compare Britain (the home of the Celts) and Rome (the home of the Romans). At the end of our topic, we’ll reflect on what the Romans did for us. We’ll become archaeologists, examining and sorting artefacts.
In I Am Warrior we will be looking at life of the Romans. In Geography, we will be looking at roman roads using maps of England. In History we will research Ancient Rome, look at the Roman Invasion of Britain, understand what was expected of a Roman soldier and exploring Roman religion and their gods and goddesses. We will explore the history of Hadrian’s Wall and the effects of Boudicca’s rebellion on the Roman Empire. In Computing we will use our research skills to research timelines, and in Art we will create use our mosaic techniques to create a self portrait! In Design & Technology, we will create and design our own shields
In Science we are learning about Living Things and Their Habitat. We will look at how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, as well as using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things and their local and wider environment. We will investigate and explore how environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
In RE we are learning about Judaism. We will learn about the special relationship that Jews have with God. We will be looking at the Torah Scroll and the Synagogue in depth and exploring how the Mezuzah (Shema) is kept in the Jewish home and why it is important.
In French, we will look at classroom instructions and the weather.
Etudions le français!
We are very lucky in year 4 to be taught music by a real musician from Forest Arts! This year we will be looking at keyboards, xylophones and glockenspiels!
You should also try to practice your spellings at least 3 times a week. You can do this by following these instructions;
Open the website Oxford Owl
Click on ‘My Class Login’ at the top of the screen.
Use the login:
Password – password
Here you can access the ‘Extra Practice Zone’. There are also lots of resources for parents and eBooks to read!
Useful websites to use at home!
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