Class 4 – Bourgogne

Welcome back! I hope you’ve all had a relaxing and enjoyable break and are ready for the new term!

Below is an overview of our Term 3 learning. If there is anything you would like to discuss or if you have any questions then please feel free to speak to me.

English

In Class 4 we will start by studying persuasive writing. We will be linking this to our science project on Animals including humans and we will be writing a persuasive text about healthy eating.

Later in the term, we will be writing a narrative piece based around our class novel- “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes.

Finally, we will finish the term by writing instructions on how to make a cam toy, which will link to out theme topic, Move It!

Alongside this, we will be improving our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, punctuation and grammar.

Mathematics

This term we will be learning how to calculate the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. We will also be looking at fractions and decimals this term. We will explore counting in fractions, equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and finding fractions of quantities.

Alongside this, we will continue to regularly practice our timetables in preparation for the multiplication check at the end of year 4.

Science

The focus for this term is Animals including humans. The children will be exploring the different teeth that we have and their functions, how the digestive system works and the functions of the organs involved and finally the children will be investigating food chains.

Theme

Our theme this term is ‘Move It’. This is a DT topic. Children are going to be designing and making a toy with a moving part, using a cam. Children will be researching cam mechanisms and the different types of cams. They will plan, design and build their toy. At the end, children will evaluate their moving toy and think about what changes they might make if they made them again.

RE

This term the children will be learning about Christianity. We will be looking at the key messages in the Bible and what this teaches Christians.

PE

PE, this term will be gym skills. PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. Occasionally, PE may have to be on a different day, so I should therefore be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions.

Every Monday we will be going down to our woodland area. Please can children bring in some wellies or old shoes (that it doesn’t matter if they get muddy) and a water proof coat. If they have water proof trousers they can bring those in as well.

Homework

Homework will be set every Friday. I would appreciate it if the homework could be completed and returned to school on Monday. It will consist of Mathematics and English. The Mathematics and English will be targeted at giving pupils a chance to practice what they have learnt in class or introducing them to a forthcoming topic.

Children are also to practice their times tables as much as possible in preparation for the multiplication check at the end of the year.

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