Sycamore class

Spring term information

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find the updated information for this half term.

In English this term we will be exploring the book ‘Arthur and the Golden rope’ written by Joe Todd Stanton. We will be reading the book and producing the writing outcomes of a myth narrative and an instruction guide. We will be expanding our knowledge of vocabulary and genres further in our daily Reading lessons. Each reading lesson we will be focusing on a different area of VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summary).

Our Maths focus for this term is recapping Place value and the main operations to secure knowledge that can be transferred across the maths curriculum. Our maths focus will change towards the end of this half term as we will start to learn all about fractions, percentages and decimals. In order to support them with the knowledge needed for the year 4 curriculum it will help if they are consolidating their knowledge with times tables (up to 12 x 12). Daily practice is encouraged. This can be through competing in our class competitions, trying to improve personal best scores or listening to times tables songs. The children will have the opportunity to explore the maths concepts through abstract, pictorial and concrete apparatus.

Science this term will focus on the topic of  Living things and their habitats (Science will be taught on a Wednesday morning by Mrs Leader).

Our topic this term is ‘Land use in Winsford and Cheshire’ this topic is a local study allowing the children to explore the area in which they live. The children will be given the opportunity of map work and comparing towns, cities and villages. The children will consider the human geography of Winsford and what life would have been like in the past. In PSHE we will be looking at belonging to a community and focusing on the topics of money and work.

PE will continue to take place every day for 45 minutes with Mr Mason. Children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit for this, however it is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and then takes it home on a Friday to wash. Please also ensure that your child has a water bottle.

Homework (Maths, English and Spellings), will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children regularly spend time reading and practicing their times tables (1-12) at home. Please ensure your child reads regularly at home, writing in their reading record when they do so.

After half term, we will continue with our zoom lessons starting at 8:45AM. I have attached a copy of our timetable. I am looking forward to starting our next half term and I will see you all very soon.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or arrange for a time to have a phone call/google meet.

Many thanks,

Miss Leonard, Mrs Jones and Miss Brittleton.

Daily zoom timetable

Year 4 topic overview- Spring 2

Year 4- English and Maths overview

Maths MTP Spring 2 2021

English Spring 2 MTP 2021