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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 and Miss Taylor.

 

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 and other significant mountains around the world. We will be covering the following genres of writing:

>  Diary writing

> Narrative

> Calligram poems

> Non- chronological report 

> Leaflets

> Newspaper article

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: 

  • Place Value - negative numbers
  • Place Value - multiples 
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • 2D shapes
  • 3D shapes
  • Telling the time 

 

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

Image result for mount Everest

Our Topic this term is all about mountains . This topic is Geography and History based, focusing on different aspects of mountains around the world and the people who live there. To really capture the Geography and history we will be looking at the following:

  • How mountains are formed.
  • To be able to locate different mountains around the world. 
  • To name and locate geographical features of an ordnance survey map.
  • To describe and explain the effects of tourism.
  • What plants and animals are on mountains.

 

Science  

Science this half term is going to be based around Electricity. 

Children will be designing and making a Yellow cab using simple and series circuits to make the lights light up. 

 

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 to complete the support their learning.

We will give children a Maths homework sheet to complete each week. This homework will be based on the area being taught that week to develop learning further.

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.