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Flying Bull

Year 4

 Summer 2022

Welcome back to Summer Term!

This term in English, we will be writing about the journey to space, moving onto writing biographies about a person of our choice. We will be using the texts from our reading lessons to help us with this writing, choosing the best features from these and applying them to our own. In our spelling we will be learning about homophones and suffixes.  

In Maths, we will be continuing our work based on our Maths: No Problem scheme. We will be learning about decimals and percentages. We will then move onto money, shape and Roman numerals. This term children in Year 4 will be taking the statutory Multiplication Table Check. We will continue practising our times tables using URBrainy, TT Rockstars and Kumon Cards, building speed and precision with all multiplication and division facts up to 12x12. Thank you for your ongoing support with this at home too!  

In our non-core curriculum we will be developing key skills. Within our history and geography lessons, we will be focusing on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings – making comparisons between their beliefs and studying the two cultures. In Geography, we will be looking at earthquakes, transport, place names in the UK and the weather. We will be learning to communicate historically and geographically, using artefacts, timelines, images and maps to help us.

As part of our science curriculum, we will continue learning and developing our skills for scientific enquiry. We will also be learning about forces in space, light and electricity, human and animal biology, rocks, fossils, plants, and growth. 

The skills we will be developing in DT and Art will be linked to key artists and projects linking to the Vikings.

Our PE days have changed this half term. Swimming will be on a Tuesday and our other PE lot will be on a Friday (outside). Please make sure that your child wears a suitable PE kit into school.

Please make sure that you read with your child 5 times a week and their reading journal, so they can celebrate their progress with the adults in school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Year 4 account (year4@fbacademy.co.uk). 

Miss Birks, Mrs Darbyshire and Miss Kova

 

 

Spring 2022

Welcome back! We are so excited about our next learning adventures for the spring term! We would like to begin by welcoming Mrs Daryshire and Miss Brain to the Year 4 team. They will both be teaching in 4B.

We are kick-starting this term as river-builders, making our very own river in school. We will then be using this to write an explanation text. We will then move onto become travel agents, using our geography lessons to learn about tourism and using this information to write holiday brochures.

In Maths, we will continue our work based around our 'Maths: No Problem!' scheme. We will be continuing with Multiplication and Division, moving onto statistics (graphs) and then fractions, decimals and percentages. We are still continuing to learn our times tables ready for our Multiplication Tables Check in the summer term. We would really appreciate your support in this at home by continuing to practice with kumon cards, TT Rockstars and MTC URBrainy.  

In History, we will be comparing and contrasting Roman and Egyptian Gods. We will also be investigating conflict within these ancient periods of time.

As part of our science curriculum, we will continue learning and developing our skills for scientific enquiry. We will also be learning about movement in space, solids, liquids and gases, sight and hearing. We will also be learning about electricity.

The skills we will be developing in Art will be linked to the key artist, Wassily Kandinkski. We will be investigating colour theory and abstract art. In DT, we will be developing our practical and technical knowledge by designing and creating bridges.

Our PE days will continue to be Monday (inside) and Friday (outside). Please make sure that your child wears a suitable PE kit into school, especially for the outside in the colder months. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Year 4 account (year4@fbacademy.co.uk). 

Miss Kova, Mrs Darbyshire and Miss Brain

 

 

Autumn 2021


Welcome back! It has been so lovely to see everyone’s smiley faces back at school!


In English, we will be learning about comic writing based on our own superheroes. We will also be learning how to write letters, persuading Mrs Kies to let us have an item of our choice in school. As part of our design and technology project we will be making soups and writing instructions to create our very own Year 4 recipe book!


In mathematics, we will continue following our Maths: No Problem work. We will be learning to read and write four-digit numbers, as well as partitioning them into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We will then be moving onto using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to solve word problems. This year is incredibly important for us when learning our times table bands as in June 2022, the children will take part in the statutory Multiplication Times table Check (MTC). We will be providing the children with lots of opportunities to become fluent in learning both the multiplication and division facts and earning their times tables bands. We really appreciate your support in helping your child at home with this also.


This year, we are continuing developing our non-core curriculum, focusing on the key skills children need for each subject. These skills will be revisited and built upon throughout the school year in a range of different contexts. In history and geography, we will be learning about main events, using artefacts and physical geography in the contexts of Stone Age settlements.


As part of our science curriculum we will be learning about magnets, living things as well as developing our scientific enquiry skills. The skills we will be developing in design and technology and art will be through projects linked to the Prehistoric Ages. This will give us opportunity to revisit our history, key locations and geography knowledge and concepts.


This term, our PE days are Mondays (inside) and Fridays (outside). Please make sure that your child wears a suitable PE kit into school, especially for the outside in the winter months.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Year 4 account year4@fbacademy.co.uk 


Miss Birks and Miss Kova


The Team
4B: Miss Birks, Mrs Collins and Mrs Roberts
4K: Miss Kova and Mrs Wizniak-Cole
Phase TAs: Mrs Kaur and Miss Robinson