Welcome to 4S
All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.
Children should use their login details to access this daily.
How do I sign in to Google Classroom for the first time?
Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in.
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom.
2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org) and click Next.
3. Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.
If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.
Year 4 Curriculum - Spring term 2
Maths - Fractions & Decimals
This half-term we will continue to learn our times tables and division facts.
Practising them at home will help the children with their future learning in many areas of mathematics but also prepare them for the Year 4 Times Tables Test in June.
To practice your times tables at home you can visit this website: https://www.timestables.co.uk/
We will begin by finishing our unit of work on Fractions by learning about fractions of quantities.
Then we will go onto learn about decimals. We will look at tenths and hundredths as decimals and place them on a number line.
We will divide one and two digit numbers by tens and hundreds. We will also continue to practise our arithmetic skills. We will be revising adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers and multiplying and dividing using a range of methods.
We will begin this term by looking at Explanation writing.
The children will learn how bees make honey and go onto write about this process. We will then go onto reading the text ‘The Lost Thing; by Shaun Tan. The children will explore this characters and themes within the book and go onto write their own narrative based on this story. We will also look at the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
Speaking and Listening objectives
Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
Handwriting and Presentation
To use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
Science - Sound
During this unit of work we will:
Understand the Roman Empire and evaluate its impact on Britain. (Julius Caesar,- Hadrian’s Wall, Boudica)
Geography - Coastal Processes and Tourism
Visit this website to learn more about the UK:
Between the land and the sea there is an area that has a special name. It is called the coastline. The coastline is a narrow stretch between the sea and the land. The shape of our coastline is constantly changing. Our coastline is shaped by the sea, the air and the land. The United Kingdom has lots of different types of coastlines.
Tourism is the word that describes all the things tourists do. Tourism includes travelling to the place, staying there, eating and drinking in the place, buying things like ice cream and doing activities.
Many people travel to visit relatives and friends. They also go to see a new place, to enjoy outdoor activities like walking, to play on the beach, to enjoy good weather or to see historical monuments.
RE - Christianity
This half term we will look at the parables of Jesus, where Christians worship and what are Christian celebrations.
Computing - Computer Science
This term we will look at what computer Science is, what is decomposition and what algorithms are.
We will also be practising our typing skills.
Music - Pitch
The children will learn what pitch is and how we can recognise high, middle and low sounds. They will explore how high and low pitches can work together to create a musical story and will be creating low and high pitched sounds using objects.
This term our focus will be Invasion games and Athletics.
We will learn about maintaining possession, creating space and defending space.
We will investigate ways to perform running, jumping and throwing activities. We will use a variety of equipment to measure, time and compare different styles of runs, jumps and throws.
Art/Design & Technology
This term we will do a number of art and craft activities linking to our History topic and Science topic.
Health & Relationships Education
We will continue to focus on Wellbeing and Growth Mindset.
We will also look at the importance of regular exercise and healthy eating.