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Year 4

WELCOME TO YEAR 4 OAK

Our teacher is Mrs Mathur and our teaching assistant is Miss Popescu

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Mathur by email:

pmathur@warrendell.herts.sch.uk

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SUMMER 2 OVERVIEW

This half term our theme is the Olympics 2021, which were, of course postponed from 2020. We are using the Olympics as a theme to bring lots of our learning together across the curriculum. We will be learning about Rocks and Rock Cycle along with Magnets for Science. We will be using the Olympics to explore Geography objectives. We will look at the physical and human features in our county and locate them on a map. We will also be learning about Fairtrade. We will use Olympics and Japan to learn about volcanoes and where the majority of volcanoes are located including Mount Fuji in Japan. Following along the theme, we will also learn about earthquakes and what causes them.  In English we will write discussion texts, play scripts, explanation texts and poetry.

Our topic this term is Zones, Biomes and Belts. We will be learning what a biome is and what the different biomes are - Desert, Tundra, Savanna/Grassland, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Tropical Rainforest and Coniferous Forest. We will be looking at the link between climate and biomes and also the connection between where a biome is situated in relation to the equator and the climate it is likely to have as a result.

 

In Science, we will be learning about Habitats and Living Things. We will learn about the life processes every living thing has to perform in order to be alive. They will be able to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways; explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment and recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

 

Our Art/DT is also linked to our topic - we will be designing, building and observing a mini ecosystem by creating a terrarium in jar/bottle. We are starting our PE lessons, which will take place on Fridays and we will be learning tag rugby skills.

 

In Maths, we will continue to practise our times tables by playing games in class. We will also continue with our weekly times tables test, which the children enjoy a lot. Hence, it is very important that they practise their times tables at home too. Apart from this, we will be learning fractions and symmetry. For English, we will be doing some creative writing based on the whole school book 'Here We Are'.

 

World Book Day 2021 at home and at school.
Year 4 Bake off at home and at school Friday 12th February 2021
Our cakes at home.
Our cakes at school.
Paddy enjoys his hot chocolate Friday! 
Our learning for this week - 5th February 2021
Vinnie's retell of his English story.

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Archie's History Role Play

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'Express Yourself' Friday! 5th February 2021

Today we expressed ourselves with our clothes and hair. Here are some photos of us from school and at home.

Our learning at home and at school.

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Look at all our exciting learning from this week!
Here are some pictures of our home learning.

Our topic for Autumn 2 is Water, Water Everywhere. In Geography, we will be learning about the Water Cycle, journey of a river as it flows from the mountains to merge in to the sea, we will be learning about where erosion and deposition occurs along a river, we will be locating some famous world rivers using an atlas and will be debating about the positive and negative effects of human use of rivers. 

In Science, we will be learning in depth about the states of matter and will be conducting exciting investigations and experiments to aid our understanding. We will also be creating our own mini water cycle in a cup!

In English, we will be exploring the books 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' and 'The King who Banned the Dark' and we will be doing some creative writing based on these.

In Maths, we will continue to practise our times tables by playing games in class. We will also continue with our weekly times tables test, which the children enjoy a lot. Hence, it is very important that they practise their times tables at home too. Apart from this, we will be learning multiplication and division, integar scaling and correspondence problems and learning the most efficient way to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

We have been very busy this term...we created Earth's Crust on No Pens Day; we ordered in French for our French Café and we had lots of fun going around the Xmas Fair. Here are some photos of our exciting term!
Look at our exciting learning! 

HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME

 

English

 

Listen to your child read every day for at least 20 minutes. 

 

Log any interesting words the children find in their reading books and encourage them to find out what the words mean, so they are able to use these words in their writing. 

 

Ask your children to write neatly when they do their homework. This should encourage the children to use what they have learnt at school. 

 

Ask your child to keep a diary of any interesting events that happen.

 

Maths

 

Practise their times tables with them up to 12 x 12 and their related division facts - e.g 12 x 12 = 144,  144 divided by 12 = 12.  Please encourage your child to log onto TTRockstars to practise their times tables. Children have been given their login's, however please do not hesistate to contact us should these be misplaced. 

 

Ask your child mental maths questions at home - for example asking the children to work out how much something costs or the change that is needed when shopping.

 

Maths games that you could play at home

 

Please click on the links below. They will open in a new window. 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar games that you could play at home

 

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