Welcome to term 6! I can't believe how quickly this year is going!!! We have plently to do this term and I know we are working hard to improve our attendance. 12 children had 100% attendance last term! Well done! Let's try to beat this this term!
Finishing off our year, we will begin by looking at statistics. Using graphs such as bar graphs and line graphs to analyse data. We’ll learn to create our own graphs as well as read and answer questions on about them. After this, we’ll do a recap of all the topics taught so far this year, focussing on those we know were particularly challenging so that everyone is ready for the next steps in year 5.We will continue with weekly maths clubs focussing on times tables - remember that by the time children leave Year 4 they should know their times tables up to 10x12.
In literacy this term we are going to be looking at lots of different text types whilst reading Ug. We will look at different ways that narrative can be presented as Ug is written as a cartoon. We will write our own versions of Ug, thinking about varied sentence starters. We will also be looking at writing to inform through discussion, non-chronological reports and instructions. We will write in role as characters from Ug and we will also write persuasive texts.
In addition to this, we will write letters about ourselves to our Year 5 teachers and also to the Year 3 children to tell them about life in Year 4 ready for next year.
Author of the Term: This term, we are continuing to learn about Raymond Briggs and are continuing to read some of the books that he has written.
This term, we will continue to investigate pre-historic times, chronologically from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. This topic has spread over terms 5 and 6. Where appropriate, we will focus on Bristol within these time periods. This term we will use art, history, geography and design and technology. During this term we will find out about Bronze Age beaker pots and create our own, we will find out about how people travelled and eventually settled and look at Iron Age hill forts. We will look at where we might have built our hill forts in Bristol and why, thinking about resources needed to survive. We will look at Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements and build our own prehistoric homes. At the end of the term we would like to invite parents in to see our amazing work!
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P.E is a statutory part of our curriculum so please ensure your children have P.E kits on Thursday and Friday. PE will be indoors on Fridays as we have dance with Kenzie.
Alternate Thursdays are outdoor PE (14.6, 28.6, 12.7). In our PE lessons we will continue to work on teamwork and sportsmanship skills in a variety of ways and give children the opportunity to take the lead during some parts of our lessons.
Oak class have Forest School on alternate Thursdays (7.6, 21.6 and 19.7) - please make sure you have a change of clothes including long trousers and trainers / wellies. Parent helpers are always appreciated - please let Mrs Allan or the office know if you'd like to come!
Please remember that from 8.45-9.20 children have the opportunity to look at the previous day's learning with an adult if they found it tricky or get a 'pre-teach' on they day's learning if we feel it will help them. They may also have the opportunity to read with an adult, respond to marking or practice those all important times tables. Punctuality is so important!