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Autumn term 1

7.9.16

Getting to know you week!

We will also be looking at our new school values focussing on democracy.

12.9.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write character descriptions for either a Roman or Celtic soldier.  

Maths: We are learning how to present data about our class in tally charts, frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts.

Topic: We are making Roman or Celtic shields using paint and researching the Roman Empire.

 

 

19.9.16

Literacy: We are learning about Boudicca and retelling the story as a narrative.

Maths: We are learning Roman numerals

Topic: We are drawing portraits of each other doing a classic Boudicca pose.

 

26.9.16

Literacy: We are learning about Gladiators and producing our own play-script!

Maths: We are learning about place value and reading and writing numbers up to 10,000

Topic: We are improving our sketches of each other and researching events during the Roman empire and making PowerPoints.

 

3.10.16

Literacy: We are learning about Roman food and creating our own Roman menu.

Maths: We are continuing our work on place value.

Topic: We are continuing with our PowerPoints and writing postcards as if we have visited Rome talking about all the main attractions.

 

10.10.16

Literacy: We are writing letters as if we are Roman soldiers settling in Britain.

Maths: We are learning on how to order and compare numbers up to and beyond 1000.

Topic: We are making wire sculptures of Boudicca and making Roman mosaics.

 

17.10.16

Literacy: We are recapping basic sentence structure and thinking about when to use capital letters.

Maths: We started to count in powers of 10. 

Topic: We made Roman jewellery.

 

Autumn Term 2

31.10.16

Literacy: We are learning how to write a diary entry as if we were an Anglo-Saxon warrior arriving in England.  

Maths: We continued counting in powers of 10.

Topic: We located Saxon forts on a map of England and made our own Viking settlements.

 

7.11.16

Literacy: We are learning about the legend of King Arthur.

Maths: We are learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Topic: We made broaches and lucky charms out of clay.

 

14.11.16

Literacy: We are writing a character description of Alfred the Great.

Maths: We are learning how to count in negative numbers and recapping our 6, 7 and 9 times tables.

Topic: We are doing lots of activities for our Anti-bullying day and Children in Need.

 

21.11.16

Literacy: Linking to our class book 'How to train your dragon', we are learning how to write a dragon fact file.  

Maths: We are learning how to add two 4-digit numbers using a formal method.

Topic: We are finishing our lucky charms and broaches by painting them and learning how to use 'Scratch'

 

28.11.16

Literacy: We are writing poetry about Viking gods.

Maths: We are learning how to subtract two 4-digit numbers using a formal method.

Topic: We are visiting Mansfield Museum this week to learn all about Vikings.

 

6.12.16

Literacy: We will be recapping everything we have learnt in Grammar such as word classes, fronted adverbials and co-ordinating conjunctions.

Maths; We will be working on fluency by practising mental maths.

Topic: We will be making our own Runes and creating our own boats for a Viking boat race!!

 

13.12.16 - 20.12.16

Christmas activities!

 

4.1.17

Literacy: We will be writing postcards from our trip to America!

Maths: We will be solving word problems involving addition and subtraction.

Topic: We will be photographing our journey to America.

 

9.1.17

Literacy: We are continuing our work on persuasive writing and writing a letter to persuade people to come to a certain place.

Maths: We are learning how to multiply and divide by 1 and 0 and finding multiples and factors.

Topic: We are using Google Earth to find landmarks and programming a tourist around New York City.

 

16.1.17

Literacy: We are writing character descriptions about our class book "The Indian in the cupboard."

Maths: We are learning how to multiply 2 or 3 digit numbers using partitioning.

Topic: We will be completing our Geography fieldwork by going on a walk around Pleasley and comparing it to New York.

 

23.1.17

Literacy: We are writing a narrative based on our class book.

Maths: We are learning how to multiply 2 or 3 digit numbers using written formal method.

Topic: We will be learning all about the Iroquois tribe of America.

 

30.1.17

Literacy: We will be creating our own calligram poems based on a famous landmark.

Maths: We are learning how to divide 2 or 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using a written formal method.

Topic: We will be getting ready for our class event by making our own dream catchers and preparing food including Minnesota Hot Dish and Chicken Pot Pie.

 

6.2.17

Safety Week!

- We will be learning about how to keep safe on the internet and on the road. We have lots of exciting activities planned for this.

 

Spring term 2

20.2.17

Literacy: We will be writing instructions on how to make our very own potion. We will also be working towards writing a story based on Harry Potter.

Maths: We are learning how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100.

Topic: We will be making our own potions and designing and creating our own potion bottles! We will also be starting some of our science investigations involving solids, liquids and gases.

 

27.2.17

Literacy: We will be writing our story based on Harry Potter.

Maths: We are starting our topic on Fractions.

Topic: We will be investigating states of matter and viscosity of liquids by holding a liquid race!

 

6.3.17

Literacy: We will be writing a newspaper report for the Daily Prophet!

Maths; We will be looking at equivalent fractions.

Topic: We are painting our potion bottles and making collages of love potions.

 

13.3.17

Literacy: We are leading up to writing about our Harry Potter World trip!!!

Maths: We are learning some fraction and decimal equivalents and looking at how to order and compare decimals.

Topic: We are investigating which potions make bones bendy! Also the week has arrived - HARRY POTTER WORLD!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

18.4.17

Literacy: We will be writing an advert to sell our band!

Maths: We will be starting our new topic of time

Topic: We will be forming our own bands and making our own songs using garage band!

 

24.4.17

Literacy: We will be writing a short narrative based on silent movies.

Maths: We will be continuing our topic of time including converting 12 hour and 24 hour clock.

Topic: We will be looking at art representations based on music.

 

2.5.17

Literacy: We will be writing a poem based on The Sound Collector.

Maths: We will be solving time problems and interpreting timetables.

Topic: We will be making sound proof boxes.

 

8.5.17

Literacy: We will be writing a magazine article for Q magazine about Ed Sheeran!

Maths: We will be starting our new topic of measures including estimating and measuring length, capacity and weight.

Topic: We will be making our silent movies using garage band!

 

15.5.17

Literacy: We will be writing ingredients for the perfect song.

Maths: We will be solving measure word problems.

Topic: We will be performing in our talent show to the rest of Year 4!

 

22.5.17

Literacy: We will be writing a narrative about the music video for Titanium by David Guetta.

Maths: We will be looking at area and perimeter.

Topic: We will be preparing for our class assembly!

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