Year 4 Easter Learning Grid
Fluent in Five Year 4
Your Guide to Fluent in Five
Art lesson 1
Art Lesson 2
Art lesson 3
Art lesson 4
Lesson 1 Calendar
Armed Forces Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity
Carnival Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity
FA Cup Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity
Fossils Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity
Garden Birds Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity
Curriculum Information – Spring 2 2019/2020
In our writing lessons we will be writing recounts including letters. We will base these on short videos such as ‘Kong and the Bird’, ‘Lifted’ and ‘Taking Flight’. We will continue to teach the children to spell common exception words while improving their reading and spelling during phonics lessons. Our grammar focus will be adjectives including comparative and superlative adjectives e.g. fast/faster/fastest. We will also look at using commas in a list.
Our class book will be ‘The Guard Dog’ by Dick King-Smith. We also have many of his other books in school, you may be familiar with some of his other titles, most notably ‘the Sheep Pig’ which was made into the film ‘Babe’.
In maths we will be looking at different types of measurement; length, weight, capacity and time. We will build on our multiplication skills by comparing measurements (e.g.: ‘twice as long’ or ‘five times as high. We will also be using our addition and subtraction skills to calculate measurements which will include decimal numbers.
We will practise times tables daily using ‘Maths Mania’ and will mainly focus on x7, x9 and x11. We encourage children to practise all the times tables regularly in their own time as they will help in so many areas of maths.
Our topic this term will be ‘Early man to Bronze age’ in which we will explore how the Stone age to Bronze age period impacted on life in Britain. We will earn how early man survived in such a harsh environment, why Skara Brae was important for understanding life in the Stone age, how copper mining was crucial to the Bronze Age and why Stonehenge was built. We will also look at why Iron Age people developed hillforts and how important Druids were in Iron Age Britain.
In Science our topic is Rocks and Soils. We will be looking at different types of rocks by using different types of sweets.
This half term the P.S.H.E. unit is ‘Healthy Me’ where children will explore how to live a healthy lifestyle.
P.E. lessons are on Monday afternoons. Children must bring in a P.E. kit consisting of tracksuit bottoms, leggings or shorts, a t-shirt and plimsolls or trainers. Please make sure all items are labelled with your child’s name.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. Please support your child to complete this.
Children must read at home every night. They should read for at least twenty minutes. A record of what has been read should be recorded in each child’s reading record. We ask parents to sign this daily and make sure children are bringing in their reading books each day. Their planners will be checked on a Friday.
Children who read 5 times a week and have their reading record signed by an adult will be entered into a half termly class draw to win a prize. We will also continue ‘Starbooks’ on Mondays where a reader of the week is selected to listen to a story and have hot chocolate with Miss.Mckail.
Thursday 5th March – World Book Day & Bedtime Reading Event
Friday 6th March – Class Photographs
Friday 13th March – Comic Relief Celebrations (wear red)
Wednesday 18th March – Parents Consultation
Thursday 19th March – Parents Consultation
Tuesday 24th March – Book Fair in School (until Friday)
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter Holiday
What do we need?
If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year Four Team
Miss McKail, Mrs Brown, Miss J Baines .
Miss Gallagher, Miss Grogan, Miss Young