Cedar – Mrs Henshall (Year 4)
Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!
Class Teacher – Mrs Lucy Henshall
Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs M Sutherland and Miss ASmith
Class Governor – Elaine Speakman-Davies
Wednesday 1st April
Good morning year 4! I hope you are okay and are staying safe at home.
Check your timetable for the weeks learning and the PowerPoint below for extra challenges.
I have also set some new challenges on Mathletics for you to try. Check our Twitter page (TheOaksCPCedar) for more activities to keep you busy and remember to Tweet me. I would love to hear from you.
Email me if you need any help. I am here for you!
Have a wonderful day!
Mrs H 🙂
Week commencing 30th March challenges and timetable
Week commencing 23rd March challenges
Welcome parents, carers, governors and children to Cedar Class page!
Spring (2) – We hope you had a restful half term break! We are now halfway through the academic year and we have lots of exciting things to look forward to!
In English, we will be using a Read to Write unit to explore the book “Arthur and the Golden Rope”. Throughout this book, the children will explore writing for different purposes and expanding their vocabulary. The children will also be extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
During Talk for Reading we will start by exploring the traditional tale ‘Little Red Riding hood’, where the children will read with consistent accuracy, fluency and confidence. We will then compare this with “Little Red and the very hungry Lion”, a different version of the story. Finally, we will explore the Wolf’s perspective in “The Wolf’s story” and explore character feelings and opinions. The children will also read their Accelerated reader books daily to support the progress of comprehension. Reading/Phonic interventions will also be taking place outside of class to support those children that need it.
During this half term, we will be focusing on area, fractions and decimals. We will explore how to recognise and show families of common equivalent fractions and counting up and down in hundredths. We will also continue our learning of our times tables during daily focused sessions. We will do this through a range of games and songs.
Useful websites for maths:
Our focus in science this term will be “Sound”. During this topic, we will be answering the questions:
- What is a sound?
- What happens to the sound of the drum when we get further away from it?
- Where does sound go when it has been made?
The children will be asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific inquiry to answer them. The children will also have the opportunity to set up simple practical experiments, comparative and fair tests. In year 4, we will begin recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables linking with our focus of sound. Also this term, the children will take part in National Science Week where we will explore and experiment with water. Keep an eye on our twitter page for any
Please see our knowledge organisers for more information about our upcoming science topics.
We will continue with separate sessions focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar in the afternoon using a scheme called ‘No Nonsense Spellings’. This term we will be using spelling journals to help support learning of the statutory spelling list, and homophones. We will also explore the effectiveness of different sentence structures and apostrophes.
This term, we will be focusing our learning around the River Nile. Throughout this term, we will be exploring the big question “Why was the River Nile so important?” and “Is it still important today?” This will link to our recent learning of the Egyptians. The children will learn about how rivers are formed and the water cycle process.
In R.E we will explore the question ‘How can I understand different Easter concepts?’
During Spanish we will continue adding new words to our vocabulary with a focus on foods, animals and colours. We will also explore the Spanish culture.
Reminders and other important information
P.E will take place on Tuesdays, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school all week as we will also have a second lesson which will vary week to week.
We will be continuing with swimming lessons on Friday 28th February 2020. Please ensure the children bring in their swimming costumes and towels on these days.
Homework will be given out every Friday and is due back the following Friday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday.
Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records daily, so please make sure these are in school every day and are signed each time your child reads at home. These will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.
All children have login details for two fantastic maths resources and should seek to regularly access these at home.
Some other useful websites you may wish to visit are:
Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see me with if you have any questions or concerns.