Welcome to Cedar class page.
Welcome back Year 4, we hope you’ve had a fantastic and relaxing Easter break.
In literacy we will continue to use our Talk for Writing process. We will be reading Queen of the Falls as our main class text for the first half of the term. The book follows Annie Taylor, a short, plump and fussy sixty-two year old widow, who runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel.
We will write our own aspirational stories using the story of Annie Taylor as inspiration. Following this we will be writing newspaper reports to describe the details of Annie’s stunt.
In mathematics, we will be working on Geometry: Shape and symmetry. We will compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes as well as
complete simple symmetric figures. Following this we will look at interpreting and present discrete and continuous data using different methods, including bar charts and time graphs.
In science our topic is grouping living things. In this unit children will be introduced to classification keys.
They will have look at different ways of grouping living things and will have built up their knowledge of making and using classification keys. They will have started by classifying and identifying familiar items such as classmates or maths shapes but will have gone on to develop keys to classify a wide variety of living things. They will have compared the living things in the northern and southern most parts of the British Isles and compared this to their own location. This links nicely with maths topics.
Our topic for the summer term is Water, Water Everywhere. Throughout this topic we will look at regions within North America, the Niagara Canada/USA border. We will look at Minerals, biomes/vegetation as well as how water can be used to generate energy belts.
We will continue to have violin lessons this year on a Tuesday morning with Ms Jones and we will have drum lessons with Mr Hooper on a Thursday afternoon.
During French lessons, Madame Chew will provide the children with the opportunity to continue to practice everyday phrases and conversation.
We will be learning about different faiths and places of worship.
P.E is now on a Tuesday; please ensure P.E kits are in school, including pumps or trainers. Art will also take place on a Tuesday.
Homework must be completed by all children. Homework is now given out on a Thursday and collected in
on Tuesday. Spellings will also be given out on a Thursday and the children will be tested every week. If children would like any support with their homework, they can come and see us at any time during the week or go to homework club.
Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions.
Mrs Barnes and Mrs Allen
Useful websites for literacy:
http://www.literacyshed.com/ – for creative writing.
Useful websites for maths: