Year 4 Blog
Teacher - Mrs Claire Gawthorpe email@example.com
Teaching Assistant - Mr William Sharp
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End of Year 4 Expectations
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In Guided Reading, we are going to look at the vocabulary in the text. We will be using our comprehension skills to answer questions about the story and practise our retrieval skills as we race to find information from the story!
In Maths, we are looking at collecting data and creating bar charts. Following on from this we will be looking at how to create line graphs. After this, we will look shape, space and measures.
Maths – recall times tables and division facts.
English – spelling, punctuation and grammar.
This term, we will be looking at the reign of Elizabeth 1 and how she defeated the Spanish Armada. The Spanish Armada was the name of the fleet of warships belonging to King Phillip II of Spain. It had 130 ships with 30,000 troops and 2,500 guns. In 1588, during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Spanish Armada attacked Britain. It then went on to suffer a famous defeat at the hands of Sir Francis Drake.
In Geography, we are looking at the Geographical features of Northern Ireland. We will explore the Giant’s Causeway and how volcanoes formed it many years ago.
This term we are using Pixlr editor to change and adapt photos and images. We will learn to: edit an image, save images, retrieve saved work confidently and use photo editing software (Pixlr) to combine images and create an end result.
Passover is an important festival for Judaism because it marks the moment when Jews became a free people in their own right. It commemorates the night when the angel of death visited Egypt and killed the firstborn (oldest) in every family, human and animal. The Israelites (Jews) had shown their faith in G-D by smearing sacrificial blood on their doorposts. These households were untouched. This event led to the Pharaoh (king) allowing the Jews to leave. Passover (Pesach) is celebrated with a special symbolic meal called a Seder. Jesus was in Jerusalem to celebrate Passover when he was arrested. We will be exploring the story of passover and taking part in our own mini-festival of passover.
How do we keep safe in our local area?
We will be learning the terms, ‘risk’, ‘danger’ and ‘hazard’ and using them to look at risks in different situations. We will look at how to be responsible in our local area; thinking about sensible road use and risks in their local environment. As the children have more independence, we will talk about how to keep themselves and others safe. Also helping to recognise when they need help and to develop the skills to ask for help; to use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do something dangerous, unhealthy or that they think is wrong
This term the whole Trust will be taking part in ‘Bounce Back’ art work, where we will be celebrating key workers and how they have helped us during the pandemic. In Year 4, we will be looking at local heroes and using Pop Art to represent them as superheroes!