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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 year4@caldmore.attrust.org.uk and I can send you one.

What are we learning?

English

In English, we are reading a non-fiction text called Incredibly Great Women who Changed the World.  Nominated for the Cilip Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards 2018. From Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in. The number one best-selling children’s non-fiction titles in the UK!

Maths

In Maths, we will be continuing our Year 4 maths work, we will be looking at decimals and fractions

Our topic for Spring 2 is ‘Traders and Raiders’

Who are the Vikings? | History TodayBig 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?

Science

In Science, we are learning about electricity.  We will be looking at different types of electricity, man made and natural, and what appliances need electricity and which don’t.  We will be creating our own circuits, investigating what a circuit needs in order to be a complete circuit.  We are going to test different circuits and explain whether they are complete circuits or not and how we can fix them so that electricity can flow!

RE

In RE we will be looking at Christianity and the Christmas story.  We will be looking at symbols and thinking about what the most significant part of the nativity story is for Christians today.

French

In French, we will  look at classroom instructions and the weather.

Etudions le français!

Music

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!

Spellings

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:

Username –bradley20

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!