Welcome back, I hope you have all had a relaxing break, and the children are well rested. Year 4 are doing really well with recorder practise each week and we are hoping to put on a performance for parents soon - more details to follow - take a look at the photos in the gallery.
Our topic for this half term is ‘The Art of Food ‘. Our lead subjects are Science and Art.
In English we will be writing a story based on a plot structure from a text that we have read. We will be reading The Balaclava Boys by George Layton. We will focus on creating complex sentences with adverb starters and then try to link ideas within paragraphs using these sentences. We will then move on to creating a persuasive advert. During this half term our class novel will be VarJak Paw by S. F. Said.
In Maths we will be working with numbers up to 10,000. This will include the understanding of negative numbers. We will then move on to fractions and decimals. The operation we will be concentrating on this term will be division.
In Science we will be looking at the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. We will also identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions; we will take a look at how teeth and gums have to be cared for in order to keep them healthy. They children will explore how to set up simple enquiries, comparative and fair tests and record findings using scientific language, drawings and labelled diagrams.
In Art the children will use a full range of drawing materials; grades of pencils, charcoal and chalk to make careful drawings. We will study the work of Renoir and Cezanne and create drawings that can be developed into paintings which in turn can be developed into 3D sculptures.
Homework will be set on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday of the following week. Year 4 P.E. day will be on Tuesday.
Please feel free to come and have a chat with us in Year 4 as we want to work together to support your child in the best way possible.
Mrs Y Lulat Mrs S Ali Mrs H Sheikh
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant