Welcome to Year 4 and
Owls Class Page
It's 2019! Welcome back.
This term, our topic is all about volcanoes. The children in Year 4 will develop their geography skills by learning what a volcano is and where they are in the world. They will be exploring what happens when a volcano errupts. Throughout this topic, the children will use books and various online sites to research volcanoes looking at areas such as: what tectonic plates are and what the 'ring of fire' is.
Year 4 will be studying the Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, in English this term. The children will be developing their writers voice through independent, modeled and paired writing opportunities. Year 4 will be developing their spoken language developing their understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas. They will be developing their comprehension skills by asking questions about the text.
Year 4 this term will develop their ability to recall and use multiplication and
division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.They will use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally,including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.
Year 4 will begin to recognise and use factor pairs and
commutativity in mental calculations. Multiply two digit and three digit
numbers by a one digit number using formal written layout. Solve problems involving multiplying
and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.
This term, Year 4 will learn about ‘Sound’.
By the end of this topic..all children should be able to:
• Describe sounds around them.
• Identify high and low sounds.
• Identify loud and quiet sounds.
• Observe how different sounds are made.
• Describe how sounds change over distance.
• Participate in an investigation to find the best material
for absorbing sound.
• Answer questions based on their learning using
• Create a musical instrument that will play different
• Predict what will happen in an investigation.
• Make observations.
In IT, the children will be learning about spreadsheets and how to create and manipulate formulas.
P.E. has changed it is now from Tuesday to Monday. Children in Owl class need to come to school dress in their P.E. kit on Thursday. You will need: blue t-shirt, black shorts and outside trainers. (A jumper and joggers if the weather is cold).