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Welcome to our Year 4 homepage!!

Myself, Mrs Pearson, Miss Devlin and Miss Metcalf would like to welcome our year 4 class back for our Summer term.  Once again, We have a lot going on this term, including trips to Stockswood forest school and Tullie House. We also have our Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) to test the children's fluency in their times tables.

 

Dates for your diaries;

6th Jun - 24 June - MTC 'window' - We can do the check at any time within these dates. More details to follow via Seesaw.

13th June - Class Mass in Church.

14th June - Cake sale to raise funds for our trip to Tullie House.

16th June - Year 4 trip to Stockswood Forest School - (Packed lunch required)

6th July - Sport's Day

7th July - Trip to Tullie House - Once Upon a Planet

11th July - School's Diamond Jubilee Day Mass with Bishop Paul.

 

 

If you have any questions please feel free contact me on my school e-mail address moliver@stbedes.cumbria.sch.uk.

Thank you.

 


 

Summer 2022

 

In RE we be looking at the 'Early Christians' and 'The Church'.

In our topic on the early Christians, we will focus in on the lives of the Apostles after Jesus. We look at the events of Pentecost and what happened to some key people in the Bible such as Stephen and Saul.  We will learn about the challenges the Apostles faced and the terrible price they had to pay for their beliefs. We will reflect on their lives and their teaching and try to understand how these can help us.

In our look at the Church, we focus on what the Church actually is and our role within it. In this topic, the children will gain an understanding of the Sacraments, the Liturgical Year and the Church's mission. We will deepen our understanding of Mary and look at the lives of key people within the Church such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

In our writing this term will be looking in detail at ‘Cloud Tea Monkeys’ by Mal Peat and Elsbeth Graham. A wonderful book set in India with beautiful descriptions and some very interesting characters to meet along the way.

Our poetry will focus on the work of John Lyons, a brilliant poet from the Caribbean. His poems are full of life and energy and I'm sure the children will enjoy them all.

We will also be doing our Talk4Writing topic which will focus on animal stories so we'll have plenty of stories where the animal is the main character including our lovely class reading book, Varjak Paw. A story of adventure and bravery as Varjak learns the way of Jalal.

 

Our numeracy this term will again have a focus on learning our times tables, with lots of mental maths challenges of course, our Multiplication Tables Check which will take place in June.  Please keep practising with your children at home...practise makes perfect!! Times Tables Rockstars, where the children can work specifically on their times tables, is great for practising and helping with fluency.  Please encourage your child to go onto and practise in the Soundcheck area where they will have just 6 seconds to answer each question - the same as in the MTC - so it offers a great way to practise.  the websites and have a go at the different topics

Our other topics will include decimals, time, shapes, angles, statistics and co-ordinates - Lots to get through and all of these can be practised at home on Mathletics - Can your child get their Silver and Gold certificates for Mathletics?  Congratulations to those of you who already have but don't stop there.  

 

In science we will start off looking at animals including humans and a topic on 'all living things'. We will be looking at classifying living things and creating food chains with predators and prey.  This topic will be supported by our trips to Stockswood Forest School and Tullie House for their new 'Once Upon a Planet' day. Excitingly, we will also be entering a competition to design an area of Bitts Park to try to attract pollinators to the park and hopefully we will use some of the ideas we come up with to develop our own school grounds to be more wildlife friendly.

 

Our topic this term is the Rainforest! Where in the world are the rainforests? Our research will focus in on Brazil and South America but also cross over into our work on art  and poetry.  We will learn a lot about this amazing habitat but also look at the dangers it faces. Why are we losing so much rainforest when it is such an important resource for our planet?

 

PE - In PE we will be working with the PE coaches from Carlisle United and working on team games and athletics.  Our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday for the first half term but switch to Monday and Tuesday for the second half term (starting week commencing 6th June).  Children need to bring their PE kit in with them and will get changed in school. Please  remember that our PE kit is white round-necked T-shirt and black shorts. If outdoor kit is needed it is black jogging bottoms and they will wear their normal school jumper.

 

 

Homework - In Year 4 we really want to encourage the children to read and enjoy books and so we'd ask for each child to read for at least 15 minutes a day. They will get  a reading challenge but as the books are  getting longer, we do not expect the children to complete them within the week. However, we will be checking in with the children weekly to see how they are progressing.  Also, please try to get your children to engage with Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars, both of which will really help with their maths learning. Let's see who can earn their gold Mathletics certificate this year.

Other pieces of homework will be set through the Seesaw app. If you have any problems getting online or using the apps, please do not worry, we're here to help and the children can always access their work during school times.

 

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


KPI's for Numeracy

KPI's for Writing

KPI's for Reading

 

 Autumn

 Spring

Summer

RE

Module 1 - Created and loved by God

Religious understanding - baptism and reconciliation.

Me, myself and I.

 

Module 2 - Created to love others

Religious understanding - The prodigal son.

Personal relationships

Keeping safe.

Module 3 - Created to live in community.

religious understanding - What is the Church?

How do I love others?

 

 

Science

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

Electricity

Forces 

Living Things and their Habitats

 Living Things and their Habitats

 

ICT

E-Safety Unit

 

 Creating animations - Character interviews.

 

 

E-Safety Unit

 

Creating posters with Adobe Spark.

E-Safety Unit

 Creating a video with voice over using Adobe Spark video.

 

P.E.

Cricket,

Invasion and defend

Tag rugby

Cricket

 

Athletics,

 

P.S.H.E

 

Friendship

 Safety

Resilience

 Care

Achieve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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