Welcome Back Year 4!
This term we are learning all about the Blue Abyss!!!
Get your wetsuits!!! We are going deep into an under water world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures!!!
What do real divers get up to below the surface?
Create a 'Fishy' story about exploring an amazing underwater world.
Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model, deep sea submarine that can withstand great pressures and travel to the deepest darkest places on earth. Make sure you test it first!!!
What are those bright lights in the distance? It's a group of bioluminescent sea creatures!!!
Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on, snorkel ready? Let's head into the Blue Abyss!!!
In Maths we will be developing our skills in the following areas:
Data and representing data using lists, tally charts, tables and diagrams, bar charts and bar line graphs labelled in 2's, 5's and 10's. Using pictograms where one symbol represents more than one unit using a key, Venn and Carroll diagrams.
Extracting and interpreting information from charts, timetables, diagrams and graphs.
Identifying the appropriate steps and information needed to complete the task or to reach a solution.
Selecting and constructing appropriate charts, diagrams and graphs with suitable scales.
In Language we will be developing our writing skills through activities based on writing through exploring and using different forms of writing to interact with others e.g. websites, e-mails and blogs. Children will have the opportunity to gather ideas to plan writing, adapt what they write to the purpose and reader by choosing words appropriately e.g. descriptive, imaginative and persuasive language.
We will include Drama based activities to develop oracy skills through contributing to group discussion. After discussing, children will reach an agreement e.g. considering reasons or consequences of ideas introduced. Children will be given the opportunity to organise their talk so that different audiences can follow what is being said e.g. giving background information and providing a brief summary of the main points included.
Children will further develop reading skills through considering what they read and responding to it orally and in writing. Children will select information and ideas by scanning for specific information from a variety of features in texts e.g. titles, illustrations and key words. We will continue to develop reading skills through Guided Group Reading sessions and also using Bug Club activities.
In Science we will be continuing to develop our investigative and grouping skills based on categories of life under the sea. We will be continuing to develop our observational skills through making comparisons and identifying trends and patterns in data recorded. We will also be continuing to learn how to carry out a fair test by identifying the key variables and how to change the independent variable whilst keeping other key variables the same. We will communicate our findings through speech, writing, drawings and diagrams.
P.E. will take place on Thursdays, so please remember to bring P.E. kits and sensible footwear in. Please make sure you bring your home reading book in everyday as this will be changed when needed.