Year 4 Autumn Term 2020
Meet the team
Class teacher, Phoenix Class
Class teacher, Griffin Class
Year 4 Teaching Assistant (Wednesday to Friday)
Year 4 Teaching Assistant (Monday and Tuesday)
Forest Schools Teacher, PPA cover
PE and games coach, PPA cover
Apprentice PE and Wellbeing coach
Licenced Thrive Practitioner
What we're up to this term
This term we are learning all about:
Number: place value
Number: additional and subtraction
Number: multiplication and division
Our key texts this term are Varmints by Helen Ward, Lots by Marc Martin, and Can We Save The Tiger? by Martin Jenkins. Using descriptive writing skills we are writing stories and poems. We are also learning how to write to persuade. We will also be exploring a range of non-fiction writing through our science work.
This year our science project is brief-led as children work towards producing a ‘community legacy outcome’ based on a strand from the Norwich 2040 City Vision.
Year 3 brief: to improve biodiversity by developing and maintaining our green and open spaces across the school site.
This term we are going to be learning how to express our emotions in a range of positive and respectful ways. We will also be exploring each other's needs, interests and hobbies.
Each Wednesday we have our class meeting where we discuss the big issues affecting our school and explore solutions. Each Friday our class reps attend the Pupil Council where they present our class responses for further discussion.
This term we will be learning how to compose and perform our own music using a range of percussion instruments and our voices. This will be led by our new Sistema Norwich tutor Ben.
This term, children will develop a range of personal and interpersonal skills as well a new knowledge, skills and understanding through a range of activities and projects that include: shelter building, outdoor maths, wild art, flint and steel, mini-beast identification, campfire stories, bug hotels, pond dipping, clay animals and swings and knots.
This term we are exploring ways to reduce waste by reusing, repairing and recycling. We will also be preparing our plot for seasonal planting later in the school year.
In Citizenship we learn how to stay happy, healthy and safe, while exploring the skills needed to become educated and active members of the community. Citizenship includes Relationships and Health Education (RHE) and Religious Education (RE).
This term Year 4 will be learning about Advent in RE and the human life-cycle in RHE.
This term, children will be learning the skills and competencies associated with a range of invasion games including tag rugby and football.
We are going to be focussing on the use Seesaw and upskilling Year 4’s in the different ways to use it when responding to learning.