La Plongee (Class 4)

English

In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at recounts and diaries. We will look at characters from our class novel and will write diary entries for those characters. We will consider how viewpoint affects how events are recorded within a diary. Later in the term, we will be looking at traditional tales and will continue to develop our vocabulary and grammar, through story -telling and story writing.    Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our knowledge of sentence structures. We will continue to develop our use of connectives and punctuation, including commas, apostrophes and speech marks. We will aim to improve the accuracy of our writing this term, with a further focus on proof-reading our work for errors.

Mathematics

In maths, we will be looking to improve our work with multiplication and division. This includes the concept and methods for multiplication and division. We will then move on to longer multiplications and formal methods for calculating these. We will be applying this to reasoning and problem-solving activities. . We will continue to explore different mental maths skills, relating to multiplication and division. Later in the term, we will be exploring fractions. We will look at what fractions are and which fractions are equivalent to each other. We will also be learning about time. 

Science

The focus for this term is ‘Plants.’ The children will learn about the parts of a plant and we will investigate what plants need to survive. We will explore this practically and will grow seeds and look after several plants in the classroom. 

Theme

Our theme this term is ‘Power it.’ This is a DT topic and will involve making simple torches, which include an electrical circuit. We will initially explore existing torches and will then design our own and then make and evaluate their success.

RE

We will be studying aspects of Christianity this term, with a focus on the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. We will also explore more parables and look at what these teach Christians. Later in the term, we will focus on the Easter story.

PE

PE, this term, will be gymnastics. PE will take place on a Monday afternoon now but I would be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. This term children will be provided with the opportunity to acquire, develop and refine skills. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions. 

Computing

In computing, we will be looking at word processing and publishing programs. We will look at the basic tools within each program and how these can help to enhance the children’s work. For example, we will learn how to change the font; add pictures; use the bold and underline tools; add page borders and bullet points. We will publish a piece of our English work, using a word processor and will also design posters using a publishing program.