4J - Mr Jones - supported by Mrs Westmore and Mrs Coleman
4A - Mr Amarasinghe - supported by Mrs Burlow, Mrs Turner & Mrs Stanton
4B - Miss Bishop - supported by Mrs Brown
YORK TRIP 2018
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Autumn Term 2018
NEWS ALERT! Bishop's Cleeve's Town Planning Department have been in touch - they're offering out the land next to Stoke Orchard rubbish tip for development! Year 4 don't think the tip should be extended - rather, the land would be better used as ...... A WONDERFUL ZOO!
We started our learning by designing a zoo, and then we became animal experts, looking at animal classification, habitats, food chains and adaptation; we even applied our knowledge and designed our own imaginary animal! We considered what defines a 'living' thing, and thought about MRS NERG (movement, respiration, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, reproduction and growth). We designed, moulded and painted clay fridge magnets to be sold in the zoo gift shop, and will soon develop our observational sketching skills by carefully drawing animal skulls, and will also create a homage to Durer's rhinoceros, using mark making techniques. We will also examine human teeth and the digestive systems, comparing them with animal's ones. Our Philosophy 4 Children sessions will focus on the wonder and awe of the natural world around us, filled with incredible and exciting things. Year 4 - the school's animal specialists!
Alongside our work on animals, we will also need to consider what to do with the extra waste; after all, Cleeve is growing and producing more refuse! We will look closely at the recycling process, consider the pros and cons of landfill, and study the process of decomposition. We will carry out a school-wide audit of recycling, and make recommendations for different year groups as to how they could improve their recycling records. later in the term, we will also create our own musical instruments from recycled materials, and compose a song based on nature. What a busy term!
Along side our work on the zoo, we will be working hard across the curriculum. Our English writing will be based on a warning story arc and a wishing story arc, and we will complete non-fiction writing, completing an information text and a persuasive piece. Sandwiched amongst this will be work on poetry! Our Book Club work ties in nicely with our English learning journey, and every week each child will spend a session reading with their teacher, a session answering comprehension questions with the support of their class TA, a session building their vocabulary through directed activities and a session simply reading for pleasure!
Our maths work will focus on place value, rapid recall of addition and subtraction, formal writtem methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, position and money. For every lesson, each child will have individualised targets, and will be supported as appropriate; this approach enables every pupil to make progress and develop their independence and ability to apply their knowledge.
Other areas of study this year include Computing, where we will focus on basic skills in Microsoft Office; creating and editing digital work, and PE, which will include work in the areas of gymnastics and invasion games. Our PSHE and P4C sessions look at resilience, friendship and the wonder of the world around us, and we will all be sharing a class book, reading together at the end of the school day.
We have such a busy term! Check our Facebook page for pictures and updates of our learning.
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LETTERS & DOCUMENTS
- Curriculum Letter - Autumn 2018
- Reading Letter - Autumn 2018
- Meet the Parents Presentation - 4B
- Meet the Parents Presentation - 4J/4A
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