This week’s Learning at a glance

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

 

Year 4

Learning Link: 

Awesome Anglo-Saxons

We will be learning what happened after the Roman left Britain, how first the Anglo Saxons and then the Vikings came and settled in Britain. This will include some local History as Guildford was an Anglo Saxon settlement.

In Art, we studying The Scream by Edvard Munch and how the used colour and shape to show emotions.

Mr Gillan               mrgillan@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

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

Mr Jones                 mrjones@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

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

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Spring Year 4

Curriculum Evening Presentation

Year Group reminders

P.E. – Tuesday only for both classes

Tuesday: Please bring in your recorders

Wednesday: Head teacher’s tables challenge

Thursday: Spelling test

Friday: Make sure your Fantasy story homework is complete. Don’t forget your violins and cellos

RE

 Community L.Q – How does the parish community come together to celebrate. This lesson looks at the special celebrations that are held in church including baptisms, weddings and funerals.

English

Stories set in an imaginary world- Creating detailed descriptive writing about an imaginary creature. The children will also be creating a fantasy story based on the fantasy picture book – The Journey.

SPAG

Determiners – Articles and demonstrative – We will be considering why we use determiners for different purposes, such as articles (a, an and the) and demonstratives (this, those and that).

Maths

Multiplication and division – Division of 2 and 3-digit numbers

We are continuing to work on division of larger numbers using partitioning. This will include numbers that give a remainder.

We will also be applying these skills to solve word problems. E.g.

Science

Science – Electricity – Why are some appliances powered by mains electricity and some by batteries?

Art and DT

Sketching faces. We will rediscovering how to sketch a face with a special focus on using different shaped eyes, eye brows, mouths etc to show emotion.

Computing

Continue Espresso Coding

French

Learning about birthdays – asking and answering the question: ‘Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?’

Geography or History

History – Awesome Anglo Saxons – L.Q. – Which towns in our area started as Anglo-Saxon settlements. We will be learning how to identify Anglo-Saxon settlement by their names with a special focus on Guildford.

Music

Revising good posture and breath control using these sounds Ta, Ti-ti, tika tika. Rest position and play position – left hand on top. Finding our first notes – so and mi. Singing songs with so and mi, signing the pitch and rhythm with hand signs for so and mi, playing it on the recorder. Songs: Mary Ann, Queen Queen Caroline, See Saw.

PE

Small sided games to embed communication skills for attack and defence.

PSHE

Safety in numbers – These focusses on bullying and the role of people who witness bullying. What can they do to help?

Homework

Tuesday: Times Tables – TTRockstars.

Thursday: New Spellings

Friday: Friday: Art – Looking at some of the other pieces of Art created by Munch and giving an opinion.