Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Year 4 Jellyfish & Turtle class

Topic

This term our topic is ‘Deadly 60’ where we will be learning about deadly animals- from myths to real life! In our topic lessons we will be learning about deadly animals around the world, discussing and locating continents and the animals who live there. We will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate countries, looking at compass and grid references and be making an animal map of the world as we go. Ask your children about which countries and animals they can remember from their lessons. Children love to share what they have done at home and many were excited to share their deadly animal research homework, we always enjoy showing children’s work from home in the class.

For art we will be working to improve children’s mastery of art and design techniques including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials. This term we have been making collages of animals on different continents and creating 3D animal masks.

English

In English we will be focusing on myths and quests, often involving our deadly animals. The children have already shown us their brilliant description skills and we will be working on improving these further throughout the term. The children will be encouraged to routinely assess and improve their work. This will help to develop their editing skills and will give them ownership over their work and learning.

We will also be looking at writing interesting reports about the animals we learn about and what we will need to include to make our reports exciting.

Maths

Throughout the year our maths will focus on embedding learning and improving children’s understanding through mastery maths. This will involve lots of problem solving and investigation including opportunities to link maths to real life situations. This could be supported by involving children in maths done at home, for example adding up the shopping, estimating costs or measures and any multiplication or division opportunities with siblings.

We have started the term looking at place value (Th, H, T and O) and will be moving onto addition and subtraction, measure then multiplication and division near Christmas.

At home

Please support your children by reading with them or encouraging them to read independently for at least 10 minutes per night. This makes such a huge difference to their comprehension and vocabulary, children who read daily excel both in their reading and writing.

By the end of year 4 children will be expected to know all of their times tables and be able to use them in mathematical situations. Weekly practise at home will support your children to recall their times tables faster and embed their learning. We will be focusing on a specific times tables in class but children can practise a chosen times table at home. They will know lots of games and strategies from class time and there are also lots of good games on the internet. Some good websites are;

PE and forest school are on Wednesdays. Please make sure your children come to school with the correct clothes.

If you have any questions please feel free to discuss with your class teacher at drop off or pick up time or arrange a meeting through the school office.

Jellyfish class                     Mrs Haybourne &  Mrs Williams

Turtle class                          Mr Hillier