Can you believe we’ve reached the Easter holidays already?! These past three weeks of in-school learning have flown by! Thank you to all of you for your positivity and support as we’ve helped the children transition back into the school routines and lessons. We very much appreciate it!
We continued with our adventure stories this week, based on the book ‘Rain Before Rainbows’. The children also had sessions in the art room where they were able to develop illustrations to go alongside their stories.
In maths we began to look at coordinates in one quadrant. This involved learning how to read the x-axis and y-axis (first go along the corridor, and then up the stairs!); how to plot points on the grid, e.g. (2,3); and how to translate points. Here are the worksheets from this week:
Next term, our topic is Fashion. We will be focusing on the following on the first week back :
- Writing Journal: The stimulus images for the week will be road safety. Our grammar focus will be spelling, specifically doubling the consonants in verbs with short vowel sounds, e.g. stop > stopped, sit > sitting.
- English: Exploring elements of the documentary Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets and writing our learning out in a non-chronological report.
- Maths: Area and perimeter
- Handwriting & Spelling: Our spelling words for the first week back are: length, library, material, medicine, mention, minute, natural, naughty, notice.
- Science: We’ll be covering the unit ‘Animals including humans’, which looks at Skeletons and Muscles as well as nutrition.
- Topic: Over the course of the half term, we will be understanding the timeline of fashion in Britain by looking at clothing and style from the middle ages, Tudor era, Victorian times, World Wars, 60s/70s/80s and culminating in a celebration of the diversity of modern fashion that is influenced by different cultures.
Key vocabulary for next term: planet, fast fashion, industry, garment, sustainable, fibres, cotton, pesticides, fertilisers, eco-friendly, disaster, catastrophe, problem, environment, consumers.
Key information for Year 4:
- Amazon: PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Nile: PE on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Thames: PE on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Children must bring in a PE kit for PE lessons. One session is outside so it is important they have appropriate clothing.
- Children in KS2 may bring in a healthy snack that contains no nuts.