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WELCOME TO CLASS 4's WEBPAGE
SUMMER TERM 2021 Welcome back again Chirpy Cherubs!
Hello again Class 4 Cherubs and all grown-ups!
This is our last term together so I hope you are looking forward to an exciting, enjoyable and enlightening time!
We will be continuing with our work on 'Resplendent Rainforests' and will begin exploring the wonders of 'Awesome Ancient Egypt'.
Here are some of the learning journeys we will explore together!
ENGLISH - in addition to our daily reading and writing activities, including Word of the Day, Handwriting and Grammar Hammer activities
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
To retrieve information from non-fiction
To design a ‘great tree’ setting
To explore the structure of dilemma stories
To punctuate direct speech correctly
To use a range of speech verbs
To use adverbs in dialogue
To use a dictionary to find definitions
To prepare a group performance
To edit and evaluate our writing
To use a thesaurus
To make choices about the presentation of our stories
American author Lynne Cherry (b.1952) American author Shirley Climo (1928-2012)
Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
To compare different versions of traditional stories
To predict what might happen in a story
To use a thesaurus to improve writing
To infer how a character feels
To use feeling words
To identify how verbs can create an action section
To take part in a class debate
To make a story plan
To write own narratives
To edit own writing
To make decisions about how to present writing
To make equal parts
To recognize quarters, thirds and halves
To find quarters, thirds and halves
To learn about unit and non-unit fractions
To discover the equivalence of a half and two quarters
To find three quarters
To count in fractions and problem-solve with fractions
To tell the time to the hour and half-hour
To learn about o’clock
To learn about half past, quarter to and quarter past
To tell the time to 5 minutes
To write time
To learn about hours and days
To find durations of time and compare durations of time
To understand properties of shape
To recognize 2-D and 3-D shapes
To make 2-D and 3-D shapes
To count sides and vertices on 2-D shapes
To learn about lines of symmetry
To sort and make patterns with 2-D shapes
To count faces, edges and vertices on 3-D shapes
To make patterns with 3-D shapes
Position and Direction
To describe position and direction
To problem solve with position
To describe movement and turns
Mass, Capacity and Temperature
To introduce weight and mass
To measure and compare mass
To measure mass in grams and kilograms
To introduce capacity and volume
To measure capacity and compare volume in millilitres and litres
Length and Height
To measure length in centimetres and metres
To compare and order lengths
To problem solve with lengths
To identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
To explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
To investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
To explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
To recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
To notice that light is reflected from surfaces
To recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes
To recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
To find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.
Our Jigsaw topic will be on 'Relationships' with work being covered on:
The importance of taking care of our mental health and others around us
To understand loss and strategies to deal with this
To take responsibility for our safety and well-being online
We will look back at Ramadan –
The month of Ramadan (the ninth month in the Islamic calendar) which has special religious significance.
We will consider what is Judaism -
It is time to find out something about what is important to many Jewish people.
We will also:
We will have fun completing our rainforest creations developing skills in drawing, weaving, collage and sewing.
And we’ll begin work on Ancient Egyptian creations including 2D and 3D techniques and skills, further drawing, painting and printing.
We will also learn about Great Artists and Architects through time.
We will understand and use mechanical systems such as gears, pullies, cams, levers and linkages.
We will develop our existing knowledge about the world using maps and atlases, concentrating on environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.
We will study the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians.
We will play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts using voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy.
We will continue with regular running of the Chesham Mile and weekly Dance and Tennis Lessons in the open air as often as possible.
ICT will be taught within the classroom in accordance with National Curriculum and safety rules and French is delivered weekly by Madame Binns.
So here’s to a sensational summer in Class 4!!
Key dates for the 1st half of the Summer Term;-
Friday 28th May – School closes for the half term holiday.
Thank you from,
Mrs Farey, Mrs Barker, Mme Binns and all the adults working in Class 4!