Year 4 - Mr Y Nadat

Autumn Half Term in YN4/5

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to class YN4/5

 

The class teacher for YN4 is Mr Nadat. Alongisde will be the support of Mrs Tuck during the morning sessions and then we have Mrs Lorgat and Mr Dadi for the afternoons.

 

Here are some important days for children in YN4:

  • PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 Friday.
  • 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 afternoon at 2.15pm, 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 The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. This book is a tale of transformation. An old man lives in a grey and forsaken place ‘that looked out on other people’s rubbish and bad weather’. He dreams of a wild and colourful place and uses the resources around him in such a creative way that change comes about and a natural forest becomes entwined with one of metal.

 

Overall aims of this teaching sequence.

  • To engage children with a story with which they will empathise.
  • To explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion, enabling children to make connections with their own lives.
  • To develop creative responses to the text through drama, storytelling and artwork.
  • To compose poetry.
  • To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters.

 Maths- The main focus is will be on place value and addition and subtraction.

 Science - This term will look into Living things and their habitats.

Within this unit we will aim to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. We will also explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. Finally, we will recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

 Geography – There are many objectives to cover in Geography.

We will locate countries where rainforest are. We will tell you more about one country where rainforests are found and use an atlas to find countries of the world where rainforests are found. We will find the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn on a map and aim to tell that rainforests are found between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. From this knowledge we will compare the Amazon rainforest with a forest in England.

 Art - • We will use paint or other art media to produce an image of the rainforest. We will also look at the life and paintings of Henri Rousseau and compare between his different pieces of work.

 Computing – The class will work with HLTA Mr Brayshaw on Tuesday. We will look to become Software developers. Here we will use coding selections and repetitions to form a game. By making codes the children will also learn to debug issues that arise and aim to fix them.

 Music- This half term, we will look into Rainforest sounds and explore the patterns that are made.

 French – In French we will begin with greetings and continue to develop the conversational aspect of this.

 RE – Our focus this half term will look into what makes a good leader. We will also look into the importance of a harvest and see how other religious festivals are celebrated such as Divali and Hanukah. We will also compare different faith and creation stories.