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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 9

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Miss Currey

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth, Mr Berry, Miss Hartley, Miss Stahl.

 

Misty Mountain Sierra

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This half term we are basing our literacy around our topic Misty Mountain Sierra. This topic is based around Mount Everest. We will be covering the following genres of writing:

> Recounts - Climbing Mount Everest

> Narrative - All about a Yeti

> Calligrams 

> Non-chronological report

> Historical leaflet about the Adi Tribe 

We are encouraging children to read as much as they can at home. The children can record their reading in their reading diary. This will help them immensely in their writing as well as developing their vocabulary. 

 

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In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas: 

  • Measurements
  • Addition and Subtraction of money
  • Division and Multiplication
  • Shape - Triangles/ symmetry
  • Fractions and decimals

 

Within Maths telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

 

Topic

Mountains 

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Our Topic this term is Mountains. This topic is geography based focusing on the features of mountains and the water cycle. To really capture the features of mountains we will be looking at the following:

  • How mountains are formed and their names.
  • To locate different mountains around the world
  • To use and OS map and recognise its features
  • Plants and weather on mountains
  • How tourism can change mountains and the environment.

 

Science  

The Water Cycle 

The different types of clouds

What makes it rain?

How you can help at home 

Spellings and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn. Our spelling tests are on Fridays. Please ensure the children's spelling homework books are in class on Friday to check.

A learning challenge homework will be sent home with the children to be completed every two weeks.  Children have a choice of the type of homework they would like to do according to their interests.

Maths at home

Within maths, telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

In Year 4,  children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.  The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.

A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and view your child's work on Thursday open morning.