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Congratulations to our star learners of the week!

 

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Adam

Holly

Efiah

Evie

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Pavithra

Sammy

Jayce

Sophie

 

Week Beginning 11.11.19

 

Literacy: We will be exploring the features of this type of story and starting to think about ideas for our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, particularly adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: We will be looking at some Egyptian artefacts, what they are and where they have come from.

 

Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to wear something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

Week Beginning 4.11.19

 

Literacy: We will be reading and learning a meeting tale and starting to explore the features of this type of story.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, particularly equivalent fractions.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: We will be starting off out new topic - Egyptians! We will begin by looking at where it is in the world and discussing anything we already know or would like to find out.

Week Beginning 21.10.19

 

Literacy: We will be focussing on the features of information texts and using them to write our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, particularly counting up and down in hundredths.

 

Reading: We will be reading poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah.

 

Project: We will be continuing to look at the illustrations of Janet Ahlberg and we will be creating some pieces using printing techniques.

Week Beginning 14.10.19

 

Literacy: We will be focussing on the features of information texts and using them to write our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be using addition and subtraction to solve problems involving the inverse. We will also be looking at two step word problems.

 

Reading: We will be reading poetry, including 'The Jumblies' which is written by Edward Lear.

 

Project: We will be doing some art, including some skeleton sketching inspired by an artist.

 

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 7.10.19

 

Literacy: We will be focussing on the features of information texts and using them to write our own together.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on subtraction using numbers with up to four digits. We will be looking at mental methods and the column method.

 

Reading: We are continuing to reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We will be continuing to give presentations on what they have learnt about the digestive system and doing an experiment based on it.

 

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 30.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be reading and learning an information text called 'From Plate to Poo'. We will be starting to identify and name the features of information texts.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on addition using numbers up to four digit numbers. We will be looking at mental methods and the column method.

 

Reading: We are continuing to reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We will be continuing to learn about the human digestive system and the children will be giving presentations on what they have learnt.

 

Notices:

On 1st October it is ‘International Day of Older Persons’.  To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 23.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be planning and writing another warning tale, still focusing on setting description but this time based completely on their own ideas.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 as well as starting to learn about negative numbers.

 

Reading: We are continuing to reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We will be learning about the human digestive system.

 

Our Topic for this term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile so we are learning all about the human body.

We are looking for people to come and speak to the children who work in the medical profession.

If any parents or carers would like to come and speak to the year group, please speak to your child's class teacher. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 16.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be planning and writing a warning tale, focusing on setting description.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on finding 1000 more or less than a given number and comparing numbers above 1000.

 

Reading: We are going to start reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We are carrying out a plaque investigation to continue our focus on teeth as well as looking at internet safety.

 

Our Topic for this term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile so we are learning all about the human body.

We are looking for people to come and speak to the children who work in the medical profession.

If any parents or carers would like to come and speak to the year group, please speak to your child's class teacher. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 9.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be introducing the children to our text 'The Demon Dentist', looking at setting descriptions in particular.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on place value for four digit numbers, including looking at different representations of numbers.

 

Reading: We are going to start reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We are starting to investigate the digestive system, including learning about teeth and creating models.

 

Welcome to Year 4!

 

We hope you have had a wonderful summer, the Year 4 team are excited to welcome you back and are looking forward to the year ahead!

 

Notices:

 

This year the PE days are as follows, therefore this is when the children will need their PE kits:

4AC & 4H - Tuesday and Wednesday

4O & 4P - Wednesday & Friday

All classes will be going to the Woodlands on Thursdays, therefore they will need their wellies and a waterproof jacket or coat.

PE kits and wellies may be left at school long term if you would prefer, however they must have them on the days stated.

 

The children will have their spelling quizzes on Thursdays and will be changing their reading books on the following days:

4O & 4P - Tuesday

4AC & 4H - Friday

 

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