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Where in the world are we?

Summer Term 2018/19

Where in the world are we?

 

How do we celebrate difference?

 

Spring Term 2018/19

How do we celebrate difference? 

Literacy

During the first half term, as part of our topic “How do we celebrate difference?” the children will be reading a range of texts such as Mirror by Jeannie Baker, Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis and The Prince's Quest by Michael Ocelot and writing a short narrative set in another culture (En4/1-3.4).

The children will also be researching a famous artist in history and writing a biography on them (En4/1-3.4)

Grammar

This term, the children will be focusing on determiners, prepositional phrases, the plural and possessive S and expanded noun phrases (En4/3.4). 

 

Numeracy

This term we will be focusing on the following topics in numeracy: 

Ma4/2.4 Fractions (including decimals)

Ma4/2.4a    recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
Ma4/2.4b    count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by a 100 and dividing tenths by 10.
Ma4/2.4c    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
Ma4/2.4d    add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
Ma4/2.4e    recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths
Ma4/2.4f    recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼; ½; ¾
Ma4/2.4g    find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
Ma4/2.4h    round decimals with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number
Ma4/2.4i    compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places
Ma4/2.4j    solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places.

Ma4/3.1    Measurement
Ma4/3.1a     convert between different units of measure 
Ma4/3.1b    measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
Ma4/3.1c    find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
Ma4/3.1d    estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
Ma4/3.1e    read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hour clocks
Ma4/3.1f    solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, years to months, weeks to days

Ma4/3.2    Properties of Shape

Ma4/3.2a    compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
Ma4/3.2b    identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to 2 right angles by size
Ma4/3.2c    identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
Ma4/3.2d    complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.

 

 

Science

This term we will be focusing on two topics in science:

States of Matter (Sc4/3.1)

We will be comparing and grouping materials, based on whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will also be learning about evaporation and condensation.

Sound (Sc4/2.2)

We will be learning about vibration, pitch, strength and volume in terms of sound. 

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “How do we celebrate difference?" and will be based around different cultures and the history of art. 

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as a trip to Lady Lever Art museum, cultural cooking days, painting, sculpture, research into famous artists as well as drama and dance. 

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Autumn term. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 3. We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4). This term also brings us Safer Internet Day and we will be learning how to stay safe online.

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on Christianity, Buddhism and Sikhism. 

 

PE

PE will  be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit (PE2/1.1). 

Swimming will take place on Thursdays (PE2/1.2).

 

French

French with Mrs Carter will be taught on Wednesdays (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

Homework will continue to be in grid form - please make sure your child hands one piece of homework in every Wednesday. 

Reading - could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

Where is all the evidence?

 

Autumn Term 2018/19

Where is all the evidence?

 

Literacy

As part of our topic “Where is all the evidence?” the children will be finding out all about the Ancient Egyptians, they will then use this knowledge to write a short narrative based in the past (En4/3.3). Linking in with our topic, the children will also be writing newspaper reports, diary entries and will be completing a piece of persuasive writing (En4/3.3.1,2,3).

Grammar

This term, the children will be focusing on fronted adverbials, conjunctions, punctuation speech and use of apostrophes (En4/3.4). The children will be focusing on this both through independent grammar lessons and will be applying this in their writing work.

 

Numeracy

This term we will be focusing on four topics in numeracy: 

Number & Place Value (Ma4/2.1)

Ma4/2.1a count in multiples of 6, 7, 9. 25 and 1000

Ma4/2.1b find 1000 more or less than a given number

Ma4/2.1c count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers

Ma4/2.1d recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s)

Ma4/2.1e order and compare numbers beyond 1000

Ma4/2.1f identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

Ma4/2.1g round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000

Ma4.2.1h solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers

Ma4/2.1i read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of 0 and place value.

 

Addition & Subtraction (Ma4/2.2)

Ma4/2.2a add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate

Ma4/2.2b estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation

Ma4/2.2c solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

 

Multiplication & Division (Ma4/2.3)

Ma4/2.3a recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12

Ma4/2.3b use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together 3 numbers

Ma4/2.3c recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations

Ma4/2.3d multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

Ma4/2.3d solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by 1 digit, integar scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n object are connected to m objects.

 

Science

This term we will be focusing on two topics in science:

All Living Things (Sc4/2.1)

We will be grouping living things in different ways, exploring and using classification keys to group living things and recognises changes in environments.

Animals including humans (Sc4/2.2)

We will be describing the simple functions of the digestive system in humans, identifying the different types of human teeth and their functions and constructing and interpreting a variety of food chains.

 

Topic

Our Topic this term is “Where is all the evidence?" and will be based around the Ancient Egyptians and their life.

We have lots of exciting things planned, such as themed cooking (DT2/2.1). We will also be plotting events on a timeline in chronological order and learning all about how they lived, worked and their beliefs. (Hi2/1.4). We will also be creating our own Ancient Egyptian artwork including masks and sarcophaguses (DT2/1.2).

We will also have educational trips based around our topic and lots of cooking days, art days and use of the MacBooks to learn as much as we possibly can about the Ancient Egyptians. 

 

Computing

We will be using the MacBooks and iPads to support various lessons throughout the Autumn term. We will use Purple Mash to improve on our coding skills learnt in Year 3. We will also be using the internet to support various lessons, particularly the world wide web to research and communicate (Co2/1.4).

 

RE

This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be looking at the important features of the life of Jesus and their meaning for Christians.

 

PE

PE will  be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please make sure you have your full PE kit (PE2/1.1). 

Swimming will take place on Thursdays (PE2/1.2).

 

French

French with Mrs Carter will be taught on Wednesdays (FL2/1.1, FL2/1.2, FL2/1.3, FL2/1.4).

 

Homework

Homework TBC in our Parents Curriculum Evening.

Reading - could you please read with your child as frequently as possible (even if they are a free reader, as this is proven to improve a child’s comprehension skills).

 

 

Thank you in advance for your continual support

Mrs Inskip

 

 

 

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What do we know about our world?-Summer

Welcome back after a lovely Easter break.

Residential- York

Please remember that this half term is our residential (18th-20th April)

 On Day 1 we will be leaving school around 9.15am and making our way to York, after lunch we will be visiting The National Rail Museum before heading to our accommodation in York.

On Day 2 we will leave after breakfast to explore York. We will first visit The York Minster and then we will head to York Chocolate Story and the Jorvik (Viking Centre).

On Day 3, we will be leaving York bright and early after breakfast and we on our journey back to Cheshire we will be stopping at The Royal Armories in Leeds to investigate more historical findings.

 

Maths

 
Initially we will continue with our topic of fractions and decimals Ma4/2.4  Then we will be starting our new topic of measurement Ma4/3.1 . Where we will be looking at converting units of measure, including time, which will lead onto telling the time. We will also be learning about shapes Ma4/3.2 and the position and direction Ma4/3.3 of them leading onto looking at area and perimeter. After half term we will move onto Data Handling Ma4/4.1  - reading and interpreting data in a variety of formats and then drawing different tables and charts to represent given data.

 

 
Literacy

This term we will be continuing our work on information texts by incorporating newspaper reports, diary entries and persuasive leaflets linked to our residential to York. After half term we will be working on our poetry skills learning how to write different types of poems. En4/3.3

Alongside this we will be focusing on Spelling and Grammar, Sentence Level work and Sustained Writing. En4/3.3 The children will be experimenting with sentence structure, using punctuation effectively to signpost meaning in longer, more complex sentences. En4/3.4ai This will include using fronted adverbials properly. En4/3.4av They will also be identifying a good range of connectives to link phrases and paragraphs.

 

Science

Linking to our topic of ‘solids, liquids and gases’ Sc4/3.1 the children will explore how to change the state of water, and that states can be reversed; they will explain evaporation and condensation and how these processes are used in the water cycle. Ge2/1.3

After half term we will be focusing on Electricity Sc4/4.2a, where we will be exploring simple circuits and learning about conductors and insulators. We will also be looking at sound- Sc4/4.1, learning about sound waves and vibrations. They will devise their own experiments to test and explain the above and give detailed conclusions of their results.

 

 Topic

Our theme this term in topic is ‘What do we know about our world?’ We have many objectives to cover and explore, which are also going to be linked to the local environments and the U.K. Ge2/1.3 We will be linking our residential with this, including making our own residential books where we will be completing mapping as well as lots of different styles of persuasive writing linked to what we have seen and learnt Hi2/2.1/Ge2/1.4 
Our topic this time will also incorporate rivers and oceans, continents, British values- democracy and law. R12- 18. /L8, L11-12

 PE


PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure you have your full PE kit. Swimming will continue to take place on Thursdays.

 

Homework

 There will be a parent meeting in the first week back to explain the new homework format that we are going to trial this term. Please attend in order to understand the new expectations and format, if you are unable to attend a letter will be sent out to offer guidance and explanation.

  • Spellings and times tables will still be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.(The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.

Thank you in advance for your continual support

Miss Walker

 

Spring Term- 'Can we make the world a better place?'

Welcome back Nunsmere after the Christmas break!

Literacy 


In literacy we will initially be looking at information texts- through this we will be looking at the ‘important’ parts of information and how we can determine what is useful, we will be linking this to our topic by looking at recycling, pollution, climate change and environmental issues and writing information texts on this. We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills. During the second half of the term we will be looking at persuasive writing, looking particularly at sentence types and vocabulary used. We will be looking at reports/ information leaflets before moving onto newspaper writing. (analysing, researching and identifying features in the view to write their own.)  En4/1a-1i, En4/2.1a-b, En4/2.2a-c , En4/3.1a-f ,En4/3.3a-e

Numeracy


In numeracy we will be completing our topic of subtraction and problem solving. Then our main focus in the first half term will be multiplication and division, and during the second half term we will be moving onto fractions where we will be looking at adding fractions, finding common fractions, and finding decimal equivalents. Please continue to learn times tables at home, and even if you know them all you can still practice getting faster to help with your mental maths skills! (up to 12x12)    Ma4/2.2 Ma 4/2.3, Ma4/2.4,

 Science

Our first topic in science will be Living Things and Their Habitats, which follows on from our previous topic of Animals and Humans. The children will recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways and explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. We will then investigate and recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. (This will link to Topic work) We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results. Sc4/2.1 , Sc4/3.1

 Topic

For our topic we will be focusing on geography, looking at the environment and the world. The children will describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, effects of volcanoes and earthquakes, and pollution. Another focus will be human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. For the second half term we will be looking more at fair trade and renewable energy resources. We will also be doing work based on our residential next half term. Ge2/1.2a, Ge2/1.2a, Ge2/1.3a-b

 

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday and swimming will still take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their full kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday; This will be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy. Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the Friday, however I will try to put them on the website on Monday. My maths will be set weekly on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday. TTrockstars is available daily to practice your timetables.

Please remember to bring  Reading books, reading dairies on a daily basis. Homework books on Monday and Friday for tests. Spelling book and times tables books on a Friday.

 

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