Orange 2020 - 2021
Orange Class is a Year 4 class taught by Miss Bell, supported by Mrs Lister, Mrs Chadwick and Mr Richards.
Orange Class will be taught by Miss Bell and supported by Mrs Lister.
Mrs Chadwick will teach French on a Friday afternoon and Mr Richards will teach an outdoor PE session on a Friday afternoon also.
Information regarding absence:
Please may we remind parents to use the voicemail service to report your child’s absence. Ensure that you include the child’s name, class and reason for absence.
Items being brought into school:
Please may we also remind parents and children to avoid bringing in unnecessary items from home. Additionally, please do not bring large school bags, small bags or even a carrier bag with planner and lunch in will be sufficient.
What are we learning about in Autumn Term?
Maths: For math sessions the children will be working in their year groups. Year 4 will be working with Miss Bell for these sessions. This term we will cover the following
Number—Place Value for 4-digit numbers- Number—Addition and Subtraction; Measurement—Perimeter- Multiplication and Division; Statistics.
English: We will develop our literacy skills by…
Investigating form and language and make comparisons of poems on a theme (It’s raining cats and dogs!). We will also write a poem from the point of view of a pet.
Reading the hilarious How to Train Your Dragon, exploring plot, character, setting & style. Studying pronouns, dialogue punctuation and adverbials. Write a new chapter.
Getting creative with The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas, exploring instructions & explanations. Study possessive apostrophes and pronouns. Inventing and introducing an art machine.
History: Crime and Punishment
In this unit the children will develop their chronological knowledge beyond 1066 through studying this aspect of social history. The children will find out about the legacy of the Roman justice system and crime and punishment through the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian periods. They will also deepen their historical awareness and understanding of how our past is constructed through studying the famous highwayman Dick Turpin. This unit allows the children to compare modern day crime prevention and detection methods with those from the past.
Geography: All around the world
This unit allows children to take a closer look at where the countries of the world are located, and some of the ways geographers describe locations. Children will learn to locate and describe places using longitude and latitude and find out about some of the important lines that delineate specific areas of the Earth - the Equator, the Hemispheres, the Poles and the Tropics. Finally, by looking more closely at the lines of longitude, children will develop their understanding of time zones.
Art: British Art
In this unit the children will learn how to use a range of media for making portraits: how to make ‘sensory’ boxes, create abstract ‘cut ups’, tell stories in pictures and write memory postcards to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of British artists Thomas Gainsborough, Lucian Freud, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Paula Rego and Sonia Boyce.
DT: Felt Phone Cases
During this project the children will learn about how to write their own design criteria. They will design products with the user in mind thinking about aesthetics and functionality. Annotated designs will be used to communicate ideas as well as step by step plans. Children will learn how to make a paper template and how to sew a running stitch, backstitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch. Finally, when they have made their felt phone case, children will learn how to write a detailed evaluation.
Computing: Scratch Quizzes
In this unit, the children write quizzes by combining questions. While specific skills in Scratch are taught, the unit aims to teach children the wider programming skills of solving problems, testing, debugging, improving and evaluating.
Computing: Word Processing
In this unit, children will learn about formatting images and organising content into an effective layout. They will focus on formatting images and making them suitable for a poster and learning new skills and techniques and applying them to create a range of different word documents (posters, letters to parents, job rotas, recipe cards and e-vouchers).
This unit the children will learn about electricity. Children will learn about what electricity is and how it was discovered. They will identify which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves safe. Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation into how easily different types of switches can break and reconnect a circuit.
Science: Scientists and inventors
In this unit the children will learn about a range of different scientists and inventors. These will include; Alexander Graham Bell, Maria Telkes, Garrett Morgan, Thomas Edison and many more! They will recognise the significant discoveries they have made.
RE: Judaism & Christianity:
How & why is the Bible a source of inspiration for Christians?
How and why is following Jesus important for Christians?
What did Jesus teach in parables about love and forgiveness? What does the parable of the Good Samaritan mean for Christians today & how might it impact their behaviour?
Why is it important to some Christians to mark their faith journey with believer’s baptism?
How do the different nativity stories show the importance of Jesus for Christians?
Music: Mamma Mia (Charanga)
This term the children will be working on their singing and learning the song Mamma Mia.
This will usually be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Home work this year will be set on the platform Class Dojo. Please check the site on a Friday for homework.
Please remember to access Times Tables Rockstars and Bug Club on a regular basis. Bug Club is of even greater Importance this year, reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school.
We are asking this year for children to come into school in their PE kit on the days they have PE.
Outdoor games lessons, which include invasion games and target games, will be delivered on a Wednesday, depending upon weekly weather conditions.
Indoor sessions will take place on a Friday and will include dance and gymnastics. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt.
You can find out more about our learning by taking a look at our Parent Information Leaflet which you will find in the Files to Download section.
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