WELCOME TO 4B!
Stay in touch!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 science-fiction book, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will explore the main character, Hogarth, and how his relationship with the Iron Man changes. We will look at newspaper reports and their features and write our own. We will look at the features of a sci-fi text and apply them to our own super sci-fi story!
In Guided reading this term, we are reading The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton. We will use our retrieval, vocabulary, sequencing, predictions an inference skills to explore the story.
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 2 is Traiders and Raiders!
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?
In Traders and Raiders, we will be exploring the Anglo-Saxon’s and Vikings. In Geography, we will be at where they invaded from and the areas of Britain they inhabited. In History we will find out about about how they lived and what changes they made. In Computing we will use our research skills to research timelines, and in Art we will be creating Saxon brooches!
In Science we are learning about Animals includes Humans. We will look at the digestives system and how our body works and stays healthy. We will also learn about the different teeth we have and explore why we have them and how we can keep them clean.
In PSHE we are learning about our hopes and dreams and how we can manage expectations and achieve them.
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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