My question to start the year is: Is Climate Cool?
Welcome to the Run-Up-To-Christmas term! We have so much planned for this term.
We’re going to start with writing our own narratives – twisted fairy tales. How many different versions can you find? Our knowledge and use of Rainbow Grammar is going to increase on a daily basis.
Reading is always a high priority. We want to get more of our parents and grown-ups reading so have invited them to join us in the library on Tuesdays. They can come in the morning from 8:30 or in the afternoon from 2:50. We love it when they come in and we get the chance to choose a book together and then read it straight away.
We’ll develop our skills in the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
We’re going to have a go at animation – looking at the basic principles and techniques of simple animation. We’ll begin with the history of animation and research some of the early animation techniques used before the use of computers.
Our knowledge and understanding of the world will increase as we learn to read weather and weather maps in our Is Climate Cool? topic.
We have already begun our rehearsals for the end of term Carol Concert to be held at the church. It would be great to see you there, we’re going to sing a mix of traditional and popular Christmas songs and carols and we’re going to sound amazing.
Our PE days are Wednesday (with Mr Halksworth) and Thursday (swimming or with Mrs Smith). Please remember to bring everything you need and to ensure earrings have been removed.
Title: States of Matter
Children will learn about states of matter. They will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. They will observe that some materials change state when heated or cooled, and they will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
This year will see all children in Year 4 completing the compulsory times tables tests towards the end of the year. We will work towards these tests (including Year 3 children) starting now. Log onto Times Tables Rockstar and start learning. Our first test will be on the first Friday back and all children will start with their 2s as the focus is on speed of recall, not learning times tables. To go alongside learning in the classroom we will be using Prodigy Maths. Log onto this as much as you can too. It’s a great program that will tailor questions to the needs of the children dropping them down to pick up missed concepts or pushing their understanding further for each topic. Please Dojo me if you need passwords.