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Spring Term 2018/19

How do we celebrate difference? 


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)


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



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.




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. 



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. 



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.



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



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



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).

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