Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

We hope that you have had a fantastic summer break.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will be every Friday. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag with them every Friday morning.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number & Place Value, Written and mental Addition & Subtraction, Mental and Written Multiplication, Fractions and Decimals and time.

 

English:

In English our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn. We will be looking at Non-chronological reports and Narrative writing in particular.

 

Topic: Water of the World.

Through our topic we will find out about water of the world in a number of different contexts. We will look at famous rivers, seas, oceans, lakes in the World and their geographical features and locations. We will also be looking at the formation of rivers and their geographical features in general. We will be also looking at water in the local area and the River Tame and the part that it plays in our local history and the importance of it to the community as well as looking at how the river was formed and it’s features.

 

Science: Electricity

In our science lessons we will be studying electricity, including making basic circuits.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Being Me In My World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

 

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

 

PE: Dance and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing dance lessons in school every Wednesday afternoon.

 

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource. They also have a home login for the website. Let me know if you need this information again.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and we will also be looking at virtual worlds.

MFL: French

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do..

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Mr. Griffin

The children will also be sent a piece of maths or literacy work.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstars  login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.

Dancing Through the Decades

I’m really enjoying learning about dancing through the decades, we are doing a music video and my group (No1s) awe doing the 1980s and some of the moves are, thriller step clap, the Macarena and moon walk. We are editing the music videos next week, I really enjoyed it and we laughed a lot when making the video..

These are some of the dance moves in the different decades we have learnt about while doing this topic.

1950s –

The Hand Jive, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll

 

1960s –

The a Twist, The Hitchhike, The Foxtrot, a The Pony and The Chicken.

 

1970s –

YMCA, The Disco Finger, The Bus Stop, The Hussle and The Pump.

 

1980s –

The Moonwalk, Cris Cross Jump Dance, Thriller Step Clap and The Macarena

I’m enjoying this topic as I love music and songs and I’m always singing, im looking forward to learning more .

 

Jessica Clegg 4M

 

MY FAVORITE PLACE IN DENTON

My favorite place in Denton is Denton Civic Square. You can have a good time at the fountains. Especially during the summer. In winter, the Denton Christmas market is organized,  you can drink warm tea and eat something warm.  Festive shopping and fairground rides !

 

GRACJAN, 4M

Music from around the world

At school we have been learning about different types of music from around the world, in class we have made a booklet with facts about different types of music and where it originates from, here are some genres we’ve been learning about

Jazz

Originated in New Orleans around 100 years ago and is a union of African and European music.

 

COUNTRY AND WESTERN 

Started in the early 1920s in Souther USA, its roots came from folk music.  Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were very popular in the 1970s and Taylor Swift is a modern day country singer.

 

PUNK

Started in the mid 1970s in Australia, UK and USA, songs were short and fast based and often about political subjects. Jonny Rotten and Sid Vicous were probably the most well known.

 

SWING

Originated in the USA in 1930-1940s, most famous for this type of music is Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller and Louis Armstrong, people liked it as it had a good tempo for dancing, today Michael Buble is a modern day swing singer.

 

I am enjoying learning about music and can’t wait to find out more.

 

Jessica Clegg 4M

The Old Denton Police Station/ Victoria Park!

The Old Denton Police Station! The Old Denton Police Station used to be a court room inside. All police officers used to sleep there over night and pretty much lived there. It is now located in the police museum on Newton Street in Manchester. Since it had closed down years ago it has now been transformed into apartments. It was built in 1896 and sadly closed down years after it was built. Victoria Park! At Victoria Park there are a lot of fun activities to do at this place. You can play tennis and there are places to hide. There is also a place where little kids can have fun at the play ground. There is also a band stand there to. But years ago the band stand was broken and then it was rebuilt so you can still see it there today.

 

A walk in DENTON! Niamh

In Year 4 we have been talking and creating our own book about a walk in Denton. We all created a story at first we read a book called A walk in London. From this book we got some great ideas for our stories. Recently we published our stories like it was a real book. I found it fun, especially since we switched books and read each others stories. But then we had to write what was good but then something bad about it. which I found this really hard because they were very interesting and people had great handwriting to. But I finally decided. Now back to the point not about me. But I found this very fun to do. It wasn’t very easy at first for me but I finally got the hang of it. Then we also had to create a  short clip and it went onto the Corrie website. Once again it was very fun and enjoyable. I think that everyone else in Year 4 enjoyed it to not just me. I think that everyone else did very well making there short films and some people even added funny things to theirs. Plus it was World Book Day So you might see some crazy costumes if you watch the videos.

Niamh