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Check back to see what super learning we are doing throughout our time in Year 4!

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Summer Term in the Woodpeckers Class

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Current Knowledge Organisers

 Science- Y4 Living Things and their Habitats

Geography- Y4 Amazon Rainforest

Current Maths Overview

Maths Overview

God Save The Queen

We have had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! We came to school dressed in red, white and blue, painted a commemorative plate and had a whole school picnic on the field together!

During our History lessons, we have learned all about the Queen’s life from when she was born to the present day and everything in between! She has had a very eventful life so far. We have also learned about how the Queen’s Coronation Day was celebrated back in 1953 and compared it to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations that have taken place this year so far.

Hop, skip, jump!

Who knew that skipping could be so fun and inventive?! We have all really enjoyed taking part in skipping workshops this week with ‘Dan the Skipping Man’. As well as developing our skipping skills, we improved our fitness and learnt new tricks. We are excited to take home our own skipping ropes and get practicing!

Previously in Woodpeckers…

Design and Technology

As part of our Science topic on electricity, we created a light up Christmas box containing an electrical circuit with a bulb to light up an element of our box. Here are our finished products. We are very proud of them!

Art and Design

During our Ancient Egyptians topic, we created our own sarcophagi out of clay. We manipulated the clay in different ways to get the design we wanted based on our research. When the clay was dry, we painted them using poster paint and different types of brushes. Take a look at our final products!

The Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry - Prague Post

During the first half term we have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. In History lessons, we have discovered what life was like back then, what beliefs they had and how they communicated through hieroglyphs. In English, we have been planning and writing newspaper reports about the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. During our PE lessons, we have been holding 3 and 4 point balances in the shape of many famous images that were discovered in ancient tombs. We have our names written in hieroglyphs displayed in our classroom as well as some key vocabulary for the topic. We worked together to build pyramids using cubes and even became archeologists, digging in the sand for ancient treasure! We have really enjoyed learning about this period in history and look forward to sharing our Home Learning projects. 

Documents

Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.

How To Help At Home

Reading

At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.

When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting.  Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.

Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!

Collins Ebooks (collinsopenpage.com)

Spellings

Your child will have weekly spellings to learn. Please go through these spellings with your child to help them learn them as well as using EdShed. Click on the link below to find games and activities to help your child to learn their spellings.

EdShed

Home Learning Projects

Please encourage and support your child to complete any home learning projects that are sent home. A date will be given for your child to bring in their project and show it to their peers to celebrate all their hard work.

Maths

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

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