Who lives in Antarctica?
This half term, Birch’s topic is geography based as they learn about Antarctica.
Please see below to find out what else they will be learning about!
English – Writing
This term we will be writing a description (of Antarctica as a setting) and writing a biography (to inform) of Ernest Shackleton.
English – Spelling
This term, your child will receive two different lists of spelling words drawn from a variety of sources, including common exception words and the National Curriculum. The lists will form the basis of the work for approximately three weeks each. There will not be a traditional weekly spelling test – instead success will be determined in the final piece of writing. Feel free to test your child at home on the spelling words.
Children will be given opportunities to develop their reading as part of their English lessons. This will include a focus on fluency. In class, our book study will be ‘The Last Bear’ by Hannah Gold.
You can help your child at home by-
In maths we will be learning about:
All aspects will be taught with an increased focus on reasoning and problem solving, as well as teaching mental and written methods and strategies.
You can help your child at home by:
Practising times tables skills (especially Year 4 children)
Please see information about the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check in June below:
Science – Living things and their habitats (Habitat Helpers).
Geography – Kapow unit, ‘Who lives in Antarctica?’
DT – Kapow unit, ‘Cooking and nutrition: Eating Seasonally’.
RE – Why is Jesus so inspiring to some people?
PSHE – Relationships.
Music – Charanga Units, ‘Playing in a band’ and ‘Exploring feelings when you play’.
Computing – Kapow unit, ‘Computing systems and networks’.
PE – Distance running activities and football skills and small-sided games.
French – Les Planetes (including Holst)
Birch children will be given:
This work will be from the CGP targeted question books. The work will either develop or consolidate our learning in class. They should spend at least 20-30 minutes completing it to the best of their ability. They will also get a longer project linked to our topic, which will be due in during the last week of term. They could spend a little bit of time each week, or complete the whole project in one week. Completed work should be handed in every Monday and will be returned by Tuesday.
Please do not hesitate to contact staff at school if you have any questions regarding your child’s learning. Thank you for your continued support!
Please find the end of year expectations for reading, writing and maths for Year 3 and Year 4 below: