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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: Mr Hession

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth. Miss Hall and Miss Jackson

Autumn 2 - Potions

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Our topic for the first half term is a Science based topic, looking at changes states and the different methods of cooling and heating.

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In literacy we will be exploring the book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by J.K Rowling.  We will then be covering the following genres of writing:

  • Labels and instructions
  • Fantasy narrative
  • Spells and poetry
  • Interview
  • Letters
  • Non- chronological report
  • Advertising pitch

 

 

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

 

  • Place value - counting in 10's and 100's including decimals
  • Fractions
  • Statistics -bar charts and pictograms
  • Multiplication and division including decimals
  • Subtraction and addition including decimals
  • Roman numerals

 

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?

 

History

In History this half term we will be looking at how potions were used in the past.

 

Science

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Our topic is Science based and we will be exploring changes of state - solids, liquids and gases -  and the effects of heating and cooling. We will be conducting several experiments to investigate the density of different  liquids.

 

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 week. Children have a choice of activities based on the topic to complete the support their learning.

 

Maths at home

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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