Year 4 Teacher
Welcome to Year 4 at Holy Family with Miss Lawne
We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyFamilyL8_4L
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- New life: Y4 will learn how good news brings life and how new life of the Easter message is spread through the power of the Holy Spirit. Children will acquire the skills of assimilation and celebration.
- Building bridges: Children will learn about building bridges of friendship and the importance of admitting wrong and being reconciled with God and one another. Y4 will acquire the skills assimilation and celebration.
Y4 will also develop their understanding of fractions and decimals. They will learn to:
- Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
- Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
- Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
- Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, ¾
- Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
- Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
- Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.
This half term, the children will be reading the book Farther by Grahame Baker-Smith. Y4 will learn how to write an adventure tale and instruction writing.
They will be writing their very own finding tale and an information leaflet. They will learn to:
- Plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
- Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
- Use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
- Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
- Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause using fronted adverbials
- Use and punctuate direct speech
This half term, our science topic is sound. Children will learn to:
- identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
- recognise that vibrations from sound travel through a medium to the ear
- find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
- find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
- recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
The children will be learning ‘Where does food come from?’ Children will learn how the food they eat comes from many different places around the world. They will look at different time zones and compare our temperate climate zone to a tropical climate zone. The children will go on a virtual tour of a farm and then learn how food is transported.
Year 4 will be learning about electrical systems. They will evaluate existing torches, practise the skills of finding faults in a circuit and joining components together. They will then design, make and evaluate their own torch.
This half term, the children will be learning about sports and hobbies (verbs). They will recap days of the week, seasons and numbers 1 – 69.
This half term, Year 4 will learn about a topic called ‘Back to the future’. In this project, children will create their own PowerPoint detailing what they learn from researching about different technologies, inventors and the different components of a computer.
This half term, the children will be developing their tennis skills. The pupils develop the key skills required for tennis such as the ready position, racket control and forehand and backhand groundstrokes. Pupils learn how to score points and how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. Pupils are given opportunities to play games independently and are taught the importance of being honest whilst playing to the rules.
Year 4 will learn about the topic ‘Blackbird’. In this unit, they will use songs by The Beatles to learn about the development of pop music and the Civil Rights Movement.