Year 4 - Mr Y Nadat

Summer Half Term in YN4

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to class YN4

 

The class teacher for YN4 is Mr Nadat. We have 31 children in class and we have the lovely support of Mrs Dean from Monday to Thursday and of Mrs Hall on Friday.

 

Here are some important days for children in Yn4:

  • PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. It is advised that children bring their PE kits on Monday and keep them in school until Friday, when they can take their kits home to be washed for the following week’s PE lessons.

The children also need to be wearing footwear in class as we will do 30 minutes of health-related activities every day.

  • Homework will be sent home on a Friday. The homework will build on the work we have done in class during that week. Children must remember to complete it for the Monday that follows. Spellings will be sent home along with the homework. The spellings are practiced during the week and they will be tested on each Monday.
  • It is extremely important that children remember to read every night and bring their reading books/records back into school the next morning. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
  • Friday morning at 9.15am, we hold our celebration assembly where the whole school celebrates achievement. Please feel free to come along any Friday morning!

 

 

Curriculum Information

Literacy- In English, we will be reading Fly, Eagle, Fly by Christopher Gregorowski. ‘When farmer finds a baby eagle that has been blown from its nest. He takes it home and raises it with chickens but a friend of the farmer visits. He tells the farmer that an eagle should soar and fly high, not scrabble on the ground for grains. Will this be?

From this story, we will look into own ambitions and goals again and our own inspiring story.

 

Maths- The main focus is set out below:

 Measurement: Money

·         Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

·         Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. 

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Statistics

·         Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.

·         Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

Geometry: Properties of shapes

·         Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size.

·         Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.

·         Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.

·         Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.

 

Science - This term will look do a review of the learning in Science covered through the year. We will aim to be curious and ask questions that help to investigate further into areas. From this we will take on the role of setting up and carrying out these investigations to answer the question asked at the start.

 

DT- In DT, we will create kites. We will investigate material uses and components of kite making. We will perform practical task such as cutting and shaping to build the perfect kite. Throughout this process, we will evaluate our work and make improvements.

 

Computing – The class will work with HLTA Mr Brayshaw on Friday. The class will focus on the Unit of ‘We are Meteorologists’. The class will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of software to design and create an electronic information presentation, including word processing, drawing and desktop publishing before presenting their work.

 

Music- This half term, we will look to understanding musical notations and compose our own lyrical beat.

 

French – In French we will look at food items. We will develop the words into sentences and progress to spelling these words and creating mini- conversations.

 

RE – Our focus this half tem is on the Evaluating moral dilemmas.

We will write persuasively about the reasons why people who have a religious background or non-religious worldview, try to help people who are vulnerable (eg victims of natural disasters or prejudice, people who live with disabilities or people affected by war)

 

PHSCE – We will look in to ‘Changing Me’. The class will learn how we grow and change and how our goals and thoughts also change. This will focus and support around the transition into Year 5 as well.

 

PE- This half term we will be looking at Athletics. The class will focus on individual and team games and this will help encourage and lead towards competing in Sports Day activities.

Each school day will also involve 30mins sessions that promote health and wellbeing.