Welcome to Year 4 Shrews
Mrs Akhtar, Miss Gaskell, Mrs Bhambra and Mrs Pandor would like to welcome you to our class page. We have lots of super things planned for this year and hope that you will all work hard and enjoy the year.
Thank you all for making sure that all of our class are beautifully turned out in the correct school uniform this term. Just a quick reminder that this includes socks and hair ribbons, brightly coloured ribbons and socks should not be worn.
This half term we are going to explore a variety of advertisement texts. We will unpick the key features of these carefully selected texts and use them in order to plan our own writing. As our topic is based around electricity, we will be designing a toy based, electrical product and then focusing on using persuasive language to convince manufacturers to purchase our designs. Finally, we will create advertisements to showcase and sell our designs that could be turned into toys.
All the children are expected to take a book home everyday and read to an adult each night. Teachers will also try to hear your children read every week. Comprehension and other reading activities form an integral part of learning to read since once children have mastered phonics the next big challenge is understanding!
A new list of spellings will be given each week, please help your child to learn them following the weekly test you will be able to see their score in their planner.
This term the focus will be on telling the time. Children will solve problems involving, converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months and weeks to days. We will then move onto money related work. Children will take part in written and practical sessions on solving money related problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
All children should continue to practise and learn their times tables so that by the end of Year 4 they know them. There is also a weekly Arithmetic test for all pupils and their scores will be written in to their planners each week.
International Primary Curriculum
This terms main topics are ICT and Computing and How Humans Work.
Our computing topic reinforced all the work that we do in school on internet safety, we learned how to devise secure passwords, stay safe when roaming the world wide web, use different browsers effectively and to become proficient programmers using SCRATCH to draw basic shapes and begin designing basic computer games.
How Humans Work will involve studying the form and function of the human body. We will investigate the skeleton and how the muscles help us to move, the function and care of the teeth, how the heart and circulatory system work, how the lungs and respiratory system function and the effect of exercise and diet on our bodies. We will investigate light and sound discovering how we see and hear. It will be a very exciting topic packed full of investigations and experiments
Art is part of IPC but in Year 4 we are fortunate to have additonal time set aside for art, this will help to improve thier visual literacy which will pay dividends in all their other subjects.
This term we will try to link our art work to the How Humans Work topic, drawing and painting movement, investigating colour and ending with some paper sculpture work on movement.