Class 4

Mrs Nelms' Class 2017-18

Class 4

 

Summer Term 1

           We will be travelling back in time again at the start of the Summer Term, this time with a visit to

Ancient Egypt.

 

 

Liz Young from the Shropshire Museum in School service is delivering a fun and interactive workshop in Class 4 on Tuesday 24th April, and this will help to launch our theme for the term.

 

Our work in English will link to our history, and we will take inspiration from a range of texts including; The Egyptian Cinderella, The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery and The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess.

 

 

Our focus and Summer Targets in maths will concentrate on data handling. We will learn how to interpret charts, graphs and tables. In addition, we will collect our own information and present our findings using an appropriate method.

We will also continue to work on formal written methods for both multiplication ad division and use this to help solve multistep problems.

 

 

In Science our theme will be “Sound” and we will consider how sounds are made, associating them with something vibrating. We will discover how sounds travel through the air and consider how to alter the volume and pitch of a sound.

 

 

In music, we will resume our weekly recorder lessons, and create a link with our work with Science. This will help us to understand how sound is produced and how it travels.

 

 

In French we will continue to undertake a range of fun activities to help us learn the names of everyday clothes, before moving on to name parts of the human body.

This term our outdoor PE focus is athletics (Monday pm) and indoor focus is dance (Tuesday pm). Please note that all PE kits (fully named) should be brought into school on a Monday morning and remain in school for the duration of the week.

 

 Our PE sessions may however be subject to timetable changes, especially the outdoor session, which is dependent on the rather unpredictable weather that we have experienced so far this year!

 

Spring Term 2

           We had a fantastic Roman Workshop before half term, delivered by Fran Yarroll (an expert in all things Roman!), from the Shropshire Museum in School service, and this has inspired us to create a “Time Travellers” production to present to parents at the end of the term.

 

This half term Class 4 will continue to look at life in the Roman times, as they consider how and why the Romans decided to invade Britain and the impact on our country at this time.

Our History / Geography theme is entitled

“Roman Invasion: Over Hills and Through Valleys.”

 

Our work in English will continue to follow our theme, and cover many of the events that took place in Britain. “Roman Invasion” (My Story; A British Boy AD84) by Jim Eldridge will provide us with an insight into how the Celts viewed the Roman invasion and the impact that it had on their lives.

 

Time will continue to be a focus in Maths, as all of us have Maths targets related to time to complete by Easter. In addition, we will look at formal methods for multiplication and division and use our knowledge of multiplication tables to help us calculate fractions of quantities.

 

 

In Science we will be studying electricity, and consider different appliances that run on electricity, how electricity is created, make simple circuits and find out how switches are a vital component. We will also design and make our own switches to place in a simple circuit, using our knowledge of conductors and insulators to help us.

 

In music, we will focus on learning a range of songs for our “Time Travellers” production, which we will share with our parents before Easter.

Recorder lessons will resume in the Summer Term.

 

We have been invited to share in an Easter Experience Workshop at St. John’s church in Lawley in March, where we will be finding out how and why Christians celebrate Easter and the true meaning behind the giving and receiving of Easter eggs.

 

 

In French we will continue to undertake a range of fun activities to help us learn the names of everyday clothes.

This term our outdoor PE focus is games (Monday pm) and indoor focus is dance (Tuesday pm). Please note that all PE kits (fully named) should be brought into school on a Monday morning and remain in school for the duration of the week.

 Our PE sessions may however be subject to timetable changes, especially the outdoor session, which is dependent on the rather unpredictable weather at this time of year.