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Intended Learning - Week Commencing Monday 5th September

Class 4 Giraffes
For week beginning: 5th September 2021

Welcome Back!

We've got a lovely first week planned with hopefully lots of outdoor experiences to take advantage of the beautiful weather whilst it lasts. Here are some headlines for what's coming up this week in year 4:

 

Homework will be posted on Google Classroom next week to give you a week to settle into the school routine. 

PE will be on Monday and Thursday this week. 

School drop off and pick up times are the same as they were in previous years, 8:45am-3:15pm

Handwriting

This week we will be focusing on revision of letter formation for cursive script, looking at joining letters. We will continue to work our way through the basic joins.

Maths

This week we are starting work on our Power Maths. This scheme "Empowers every child to understand and succeed, no more can't do!"

Our first unit focuses on Place Value, on understanding the value of each digit in numbers up to 10,000 and on rounding up and down to nearest 10 and 100.

English/Recovery curriculum

This week we will be reading 'Each Kindness'  by Jacqueline Woodson. We'll be practicing our inference skills by thinking about how the different characters are feeling and completing different writing tasks based on the book for inspiration. 

PSHE

This week we will be looking at how to recognise and respond to different emotions.

Spanish

This week we are going to be learning about Spain and finding out which other countries speak Spanish.

PE

This half term we are looking at Invasion Games, focusing on Netball and Football. We have PE on a Monday and on a Thursday this week. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on those days. If it is chilly you may want to wear your school sweatshirt/cardigan/jumper on top and some tracksuit bottoms.

Science

Our topic this term is Electricity. This week we will think about what we already know about Electricity, where it comes from, how it is used and when was it discovered.

D.T

This term, children will be designing and making a pop-up card using levers and linkages. This week they will research this and generate ideas for their own product.

 

History

This term we will be learning about the Romans. This week we will have a look at the key vocabulary for the topic and think about what we already know about the Romans. 

Music

We will be learning to sing and play the ABBA song 'Mamma Mia' this term.

Art

This week we will use our 'Each Kindness' book as inspiration to create our own watercolour self-portraits.

RE

This term we are studying the Creation and Fall stories. This week we start by looking at the wonderful beauty that God created around us.

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