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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Monday and Thursday**

Links to online learning

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

Year 4 Project, Autumn 1 term 2021: Land, Sea and Sky

  • What's the big idea?

    Plants and animals can adapt to living almost anywhere on our Earth. Wherever we look on the land, in the sea and in the sky, we find living things that have evolved in unique ways just to live there.

    We’ll be learning all about animals this project!

  • What will we be learning?

    Geography

    We will be able to:

    • Use maps, atlases, satellite images etc
    • Use geographical terms from physical and human geography

    We will know:

    • The names and locations of the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world, and the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK.
    • Some human and physical features of these countries
    • Some similarities and differences between UK and Chile

    Science

    We will be able to:

    • Read and make food chains and food webs
    • Carry out simple investigations
    • Use classification keys to help group living things

    We will know:

    • The differences between living and non-living things
    • The principles of nutrition, growth, movement and reproduction
    • Some of the ways animals and plants are suited (and adapted) to different environments

    Technology

    We will be able to:

    • Design, make and evaluate a moving, chomping fish toy!

    Computing

    We will know:

    • How to use technology safely
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    Please help your child to know all of the times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and their related division facts. This is incredibly important – there is a compulsory Year 4 National Times Tables Test next June.

    We will also be working hard to learn more about place value, for example:

    • To be able to describe the value of each digit in a four digit number
    • Add and subtract 10, 100, 1000
    • Round numbers, order numbers, compare numbers
    • Writing numbers in digits and words
  • English
    • We will be proving we can all form letters of the correct size on the line using cursive handwriting.
    • We will be revising word classes (nouns, adjectives, prepositions, determiners, verbs) and making sure all of our sentences are correctly punctuated.
    • We will use the book ‘Charlotte’s Web’ to help us learn all this!

    For more information, talk to your child and look at our twitter feed.

  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    The School Day

    The Year 4 school day starts at 8.45am and endo of the day is 3.15pm.

    PE Kits:

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 4 PE days are Mondays and Thursdays.

    Homelearning:

    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!

    2. A short piece of work will be sent home once a week on a Friday - this will help your child with their english or maths knowledge and skills. 

    3. A task connected to project learning every half term. This will be set on DB - we will email you with more information

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

  • Trips

    Trips

    We plan to visit the Barnes Wetland Centre for some special sessions connected to our project. More information will be sent to you as soon as possible!

    Can you help?!

    If you have any information (stories, photos, experiences, artefacts etc) from Chile or Yorkshire, then please contact your class teacher.

    Thank you!

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

 
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