This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s learning in Year 4 at a glance!

 

Year 4

Learning Link:

Mr Kitcatt               mrkitcatt@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Miss M Petley        misspetley@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs McNiff             senco@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Summer

Year Group reminders

Tuesday – Maths – Tables challenge

Thursday – Spellings

Friday – Learning for Life homework, reduce your rubbish.

Please bring in any small shoe boxes or ice-cream tubs for our lamp building project.

RE

New life (Pentecost):

L.Q. – How did the Holy spirit changed the life of St. Paul and how did he spread the Good News.

The children will learn about the conversion of Paul which will be acted out in groups. They will then focus on how Paul changed his life, making links with the gifts of Holy Spirit received by the Apostles at Pentecost.

English

Stories from different cultures-

L.C. – To write our own story set in the Amazon Rainforest.

Based on the stories we have shared as part of this topic, the children will plan and write their own story based around solving a problem in the rainforest.

SPAG

Using the past perfect tense

e.g. The explorers had discovered a new tribe in the Amazon.

Maths

L.C. – To convert mixed numbers and improper fractions.

The children will rediscover which fractions are equivalent to a whole, e.g. 5/5 = 1. Then will then move on to changing improper fractions like 5/2 into a mixed number (2 ½) and visa versa.

L.C. – To add and subtraction fractions with the same denominator including mixed numbers.

E.G. 5/6 + 2/6 = 7/6 = 1 and 1/6

Science

Science- L.Q.- How can we create an electrical switch.

 We will rediscover which materials are conductors and which are insulators and how a circuit has to be complete to work. The children will then apply this knowledge to create a simple switch to turn a circuit off and on.

Art and DT

D.T. – The children will apply their know ledge from Science to start wiring their lamps and continuing to decorate the outside.

Computing

Computing: Crystal Rainforest- We will be learning how to use logo commands in the crystal rainforest.

French

Revisiting the days of the week.

Geography or History

Geography – L.C. – To compare the climate in the Rainforest and the U.K. Children will look at the temperature and rainfall in each country looking for similarities and difference.

Music

Musicianship – focus on using singing names and learning how to read and sing using Solfa hand signs. Combining rhythm and singing names into rhythmic solfa.

PE

To use equipment to learn a new skill

PSHE

Basic First aid

Homework

Tuesday – Practise tables for next week’s Times Tables Challenge using TTrockstars.

Thursday- New spellings

Friday – R.E. – To research one of the difficult situations St. Paul had to face while spreading the Good News of Jesus.