Selling C of E Primary School

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Class 4

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mr Wood

 

2016-17 Term 3 - Curriculum Newsletter 

I hope you have enjoyed the festive break and Mrs Harding and I wish you all a Happy New Year! As always, if ever you have any questions about your child’s learning then please feel free to make an appointment to see me. The following information details the curriculum learning for Year 4 children this term:

Maths

We be learning about basic co-ordinates and developing our knowledge of position and direction. We will then be returning to Place Value and learning about the four operations in more detail. We will also continue to develop our times table knowledge and mental arithmetic.

English

This term we will be using the classic story: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as the basis for our English learning.  Through this we will be exploring descriptive vocabulary, adverbial phrases and furthering our development of using direct speech.

Topic

We will be learning the Anglo-Saxons and Scots this term. We will be researching this area of history in various different ways to understand the importance of this time period.

Science

‘States of Matter’ is our topic for the term. Mrs Fidge will be teaching the children about the different states and developing their understanding of how molecules behave in these. 

Religious Education

This term we will be continuing our learning about Christianity. We will be looking at the idea of pilgrimages and develop our understanding about why people undertake these. We will also be reflecting upon our own thoughts and feelings about this subject area.

PE

Mr Booker will be teaching PE to the children on a Monday and I will be teaching the children PE on a Wednesday. Please ensure PE kits are in school on these days.

Other subjects

In computing, we will be trialing some new software to develop our understanding of programming. On a Thursday afternoon, we will receive a music lesson from Mrs Willmott.

Homework

Maths and English homework will be set on alternate weeks on a Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. If, for any reason, you cannot complete your homework, it is your responsibility to inform either your teacher of teaching assistant the day before it is due at the very latest.

Mr Wood. 

2016-17 Term 2 - Curriculum Newsletter

I hope you have had a lovely half-term break and are looking forward to Term 2! If ever you have any questions about your child’s learning then please feel free to make an appointment to see me. The following information details the curriculum learning for Year 4 children this term:

Maths

We will be learning about fractions, measures, statistics, shapes and basic co-ordinates. We will continue to develop our times table knowledge and mental arithmetic.

English

This term we will be learning about the adventures of Ernest Shackleton as the basis for our English learning.  Through this we will be exploring descriptive vocabulary, adverbial phrases, determiners and different types of clause.

Topic

We will be learning the Shang Dynasty this term. We will be researching this area of history in various different ways to understand the importance of this time period. Well done to those that completed a poster over half term – they look fabulous!

Science

‘Sound’ is our topic for the term. We will be looking at understanding how sound is made and the effect different volumes and pitches has on sound. We will be exploring this through cross-curricular links with our music learning.

Religious Education

This term we will be continuing our learning about Christianity. We will be looking at the life of different missionaries and miracles that have occurred in modern-day life. We will also be looking into the importance of Christingle and linking this to the Christmas story.

PE

Mr Booker will be teaching us once a week. We will also be having a weekly PE session at school, so please ensure your PE kits are in school at all times.

Other subjects

We will be receiving a weekly French lesson from Mrs Allen and a weekly music lesson from Mrs Willmott.

Homework

Maths and English homework will be set on alternate weeks on a Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. If, for any reason, you cannot complete your homework, it is your responsibility to inform either your teacher of teaching assistant the day before it is due at the very latest.

Mr Wood

 

 2016-17 Term 1 Curriculum Newsletter 

I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and are looking forward to the year of fun-filled learning ahead. If ever you have any questions about your child’s learning then please feel free to make an appointment to see me. The following information details the curriculum learning for Year 4 children this year:

Maths

We will be learning about the four operations this term, including developing our own methods and strategies to solve a variety of problems. We will be looking at numbers in greater depth and the importance of place value holders.

English

This term we will be using Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ as the basis for our English learning.  We will be exploring descriptive vocabulary, inverted commas and conjunctions, culminating in producing writing in a variety of styles.

Topic

We will be learning about parts of the world this term. Specifically, we will be learning about Europe and the Americas whilst developing our map-reading skills and geographical knowledge.

Science

‘All Living Things’ is our topic for the term. We will be looking at classifying animals and plants in a variety of ways. We will be looking at using data to help our scientific understanding and will consider the environmental dangers to living things. 

Religious Education

This term we will be learning about worship within the church and the functions of churches outside of services. We will be learning about the roles and responsibilities of a church leader and we will be questioning and discussing religious thoughts and ideologies.

PE

Mr Booker will be teaching us once a week. We will also be visiting Faversham Gym weekly, so please ensure your PE kits are in school at all times.

Other subjects

We will be receiving a weekly French lesson from Mrs Allen and a weekly music lesson from Mrs Willmott.

Homework

Maths and English homework will be set on alternate weeks on a Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. If, for any reason, you cannot complete your homework, please inform either your teacher of teaching assistant the day before it is due at the very latest.

Mr Wood