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Year 4

Year 4 information 

Another outstanding week in Y4! We have started our new class text The Twits & are looking at addition & subtraction in maths. smiley  If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the class teacher in the first instance stomlinson@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk (class teacher)

lwaite@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk (teaching assistant)

Pupils of the week

Our pupils of the week this week are Laila & Oliver.Two fabulous Year 4 pupils, well done to you both!

Book bags/ Reading books

If  your child has finished their home reading book & wants a new one,please bring it into school. We will quarantine it & give your child a new book (which will have been quarantined) to take home.

PE

Please remember to come in your PE kits on Mondays & Tuesdays;you are welcome to wear black/grey joggers & a plain hoody if you like as PE will be outside. Y4 PE sessions are last lesson Monday afternoon (swimming starts 21.9.20)  & 1st session after lunch Tuesday.

Please see letter below which gives some information about school swimming lessons. 

Homework

Homework will be given via the class page each Friday, to be completed by the following Friday. Please return any completed homework to me by email;my school email address is stomlinson@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk. Paper copies of completed homework cannot be brought into school.Thank you in advance for your support with homework tasks & if you have any questions about any of the work set don't hesitate to email mesmiley

PPA cover

My PPA time will be on a Wednesday afternoon so Mrs Walton will be teaching the children for the first session after lunch & M. Cachou- Kirkham will teach French for the second session.

 

 

 

Homework

This week's homework is attached below and follows on from the writing we have been doing in class linked to The Twits by Roald Dahl.

Science- The digestive system

We started our science unit this week in quite a disgusting way; Wilf was my assistant with the demonstration.

We created story maps for the outline of our class text Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit to help us sequence the main events in the story. After that, we retold the story in our own words.

Escape from Pompeii story maps

Sonny's story map
Amelia's story map
Oliver's story map

Volcanoes artwork September 2020

Low Tech Computing lesson - Emojis

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Welcome to Year 4!

Our year 4 team includes Mrs Tomlinson (class teacher ) and Mrs Waite (teaching assistant). During year 4 the children work around cross-curricular topics, which change every half term. These themes link to English, Maths and Science where possible.
 
Violent Volcanoes (Autumn 1)
During this term the children will investigate volcanic eruptions and particularly study the impact of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on Pompeii. 

Romans - The Empire Strikes! (Autumn 2) 

The children will find out about the invasion and settlement of the Romans in Britain and the effect that this has had on current ways of life. They will also learn about what it was like to be a Roman soldier and the organisation of the Roman army. 
 
Amazing Antarctica (Spring 1) 
In this topic children will learn to investigate different places and make comparisons between Antarctica and where we live.  They will also learn how to use atlases, globes, maps to describe what places are like, where they are and environmental issues. 
 
Enterprising Explorers (Spring 2)
Using the text Shackleton's Journey by William Grill as a focus, the children will write diary entries, letters and newspaper reports. They will recall, select and organise historical information about Antarctic explorers – Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen and their expeditions to the South Pole. 
 
The Titanic-(Summer 1)

This term we will use a range of historical information to learn all about the events leading up to the disastrous sinking of 'The Unsinkable Ship.'The children will plot Titanic's journey and carry out a debate into whether the disaster could have been avoided.

 
Digging up the past (Summer 2)

The children will  learn about Anglo Saxon invasions and settlements in Britain. They will discover the tools and materials that the Anglo Saxons used when building villages. The children will investigate the historical evidence that remains from Anglo Saxon settlements, including place names and artwork.

 

 


 

I have added the knowledge organiser for this term; we will initially be focusing on English(reading & writing) maths,topic (history/geography) & PSHCE. In maths, in addition to the areas listed, we will be revisiting some Year 3 objectives to ensure the children are really secure with them on their return to school.

Welcome to Year 4 Transition Booklet

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