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Yr 4 - Outstanding Olives

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Welcome to Outstanding Olives' class page. We are so excited to be sharing our learning journey with you this year. In this class we SPARKLE and always have lots of fun together. On our class page you will find information about the learning taking place each term. You will also find information about homework, letters and times table practice.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact me on our class email. I will try to reply as soon as possible.

olives@gladehill.nottingham.sch.uk

Mrs Turnersmiley

Autumn 2 Exploration and Discovery

Our theme this term is exploration and discovery, and we have got an exciting line up, all based around our fantastic class book.

 

We are readers and writers

In English this half-term we will be studying the book ‘The story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland’ and we will use this book to write, a short historical narrative, an explanation text and a poem. After delving into the story, and exploring it through drama, we are going to spend some time constructing super sentences, identifying effective vocabulary and developing our understanding of character, plots and settings. In reading we will be retrieving and inferring information. We will be identifying how characters feel by looking for their actions.

 

We are mathematicians

In maths we will be learning about multiplication, focusing on the rapid recall of them and how to identify patterns to support our understanding. We will then be moving onto perimeter. You can help your children improve by Tackling tables and encouraging them to play online at home! If you need your child’s details, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.

 

We are scientists

In science, we will be learning about electricity. We will identify and classify a range of electrical home appliances. We will explore simple components of circuits and will use this to help us identify complete and incomplete circuits. As scientists we will conduct simple investigation into the conductivity of different materials.

 

We are historians

As historians, we will learn about the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, considering their greatest achievements. We will develop our knowledge of chronology and how we can use a range of sources to develop our knowledge of the past.

 

We are artists and designers

As artists, we will be replicating the work of Mary Quant as we learn about her 60’s inspired textiles work. In DT, we will be analysing existing products, to plan and design our own electrical torches.

 

We are philosophers

In PSHE, we will be learning about safe relationships and how to respect ourselves and others.

 

We are athletes

This term the children will be entering our net and wall games unit. Through dodgeball, the children will be developing their agility, reaction time and balance. Please remember your PE Kit: plain dark bottoms and a white top. As we will be outside, please pack outdoor clothing.

Autumn 1 Identity and Belonging 

Identity and belonging: we are philosophers

Our theme this term is identity and belonging, and we have got an exciting line up, all based around our fantastic class book. Just like the character of our class book, we are going to spend some time, understanding and reflecting on what makes us who we are and the different communities we belong to in PSHE.

 

We are readers and writers

In English this half-term we will be studying the book ‘The miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,’ and we will use these to write our own diary entries and stories.

After delving into the story, and exploring it through drama we are going to spend some time constructing super sentences, identifying effective vocabulary and developing our understanding of character, plots and settings. In reading we will be retrieving and inferring information. We will be identifying how characters feel by looking for their actions.   In spelling, we’ll be learning about suffixes, and exploring different graphemes for the ‘shun’ phoneme.

 

We are mathematicians

In maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction and place value and solving a range of problems within these contexts.

Throughout the week, we will also be practicing our x tables. You can help your children improve by Tackling tables and encouraging them to play online at home! If you need your child’s details, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.

 

We are scientists

In science, we will be learning about teeth. We will explore the different types of teeth that humans have and their functions. We will also spend time investigating the impact of sugary drinks on our teeth; how to look after our teeth and what can happen when we don’t. Following on from teeth, we will be diving into our learning about the digestive system: learning about the major organs and their functions.

 

We are geographers

In our geography unit, the children will be developing their locational knowledge of South America. They will use atlases and maps to locate major countries and cities of the region and describe the environmental regions, human and physical features of some of these countries. 

 

We are artists

In art, we will be replicating the work of Giorgio Morandi, as we develop our mastery and skill in range of drawing techniques. We will be working towards our own still life art.  

 

 

We are athletes

This term the children will be developing their attacking and defending skill in invasion games. They will learn defending skills; passing and receiving skills and will build to a netball match. Please remember your PE Kit: plain dark bottoms and a white top. As we will be outside, please pack outdoor clothing.

 

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