Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs. McQuirk, Mrs. Doran & Miss Huddart.
This term our topic is Volcanoes!!
English: Our class texts will include 'Boy of the Deeps' and 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' as well as non-fiction texts on Local History and Volcanoes.
In English, we will be focusing on texts which have a mining theme and in the second half of the
The children will take part in weekly Guided Reading sessions with their class teacher looking at the various features of different text types and focusing
Daily spelling sessions will take place for 20 minutes and the children will be encouraged to learn
Maths: Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division,
shape,space and measures.
In Maths, we will have a particular focus on Maths in the real life, becoming aware of Maths around us and promoting a greater understanding of Maths Mastery.
R.E: Our topic for this term is the Life of Jesus.
We will learn about the bible, look at different stories about the life of Jesus and discuss how we can follow in his footsteps.
Science: Changes of State.
In Science, we will be learning how materials can change state. We will look at how solids, liquids and gases behave and completing lots of different experiments to investigate this.
History: Our local Area
We will have a particular focus on chronology as well as using historical vocabulary. We look at different sources and discuss how knowledge about the past comes from a range of these. Our focus will be on mining in Whitehaven looking at the importance of the mines and at pit disasters.
Geography: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
We will be investigating the earth and how natural phenomenon happen. We will look at the effect of these and the lives of people living near volcanoes.
ICT: Programming using Scratch
We will learn how algorithms are used in computing and design our own to create a sequence. We will learn why repetition is important as well as how to debug. This will lead to us designing and creating our own programmes.
P.E: Multi skills. This is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All children must have a labelled PE kit in school at all times. This is taken home half-termly for a wash.