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Year 4 – King Smith


 

Welcome to King - Smith Class
 

Miss Clay and Mrs Becirler

 

Our topic this half term is .....

'Charlotte's web!"

This half term pupils will be reading the famous book 'Charlotte's Web'.

This is the story of a little pig named Wilbur who was born a runt. Mr. Arable decides to kill him for dinner food but his daughter Fern begs him to let him live. On greater maturity, Wilbur is sold to Fern's uncle, Homer L. Zuckerman, in whose barnyard he's left yearning for friendship, but is snubbed by other barn animals. Wilbur is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a gentle and wise grey spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

 

Curriculum

 

English

Using the story of Charlotte's web, pupils will be using the primary writing project to innovate their own stories.

Can you imagine life on a farm? What jobs would you have to ? 

Pupils have been working hard to learn their story off by heart with interesting actions and language.

Our story is a cumulative story which means it repeats itself. We have been using drama to understand the story further and imagine we are the characters.

 

 

Maths

We are starting summer term off with our unit of angles and shape. We have been working hard to use protractors to measure angles, but it is a really tricky job!

We will be using 2d and 3d shapes to recognise different properties and will be continuing our journey with the new INSPIRE maths programme.

Remember to keep up with those times tables as we head towards the end of year 4!

 

Reading

During reading sessions, we will be working hard to develop comprehension skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.

I am really proud of King Smith class as we have been working hard to increase our RED award numbers each week! We spent the money that we earned on some new books including Horrid Henry and Wrestling mania!

This week we had 11 pupils with RED awards, so well done!!

 

To help us win, please read with your child 5 times each week!! Don't forget this can be any type of reading but you must get your record signed.

 

Foundation subjects

Summer is an exciting time for us in school! Year 4 are looking forward to their residential, and for those of you who are not going we will be taking a trip to Mead Open Farm.

More details to follow!

 

We are using our topic of farm life to influence our art work. We will be designing and creating papier mache masks to look like farm animals. We will be getting messy but it will be great fun.

If you have any unwanted newspaper please send it in to school.

 

In Geography, we are going to be looking at our local area of Luton and Marsh farm. This will involve us going on a local walk and testing our map reading skills.

Our science this half term will focus on the unit of sound! We need to catch up on this as we missed it due to our Easter performance. Once we are finished we will move on to animals and the food chain, which will link nicely with our topic this half term.

 

Key information

PE Football with Mr Cyrus - Outdoor Kit - Tuesday

Swimming - Thursday

Library - Friday

Please remember to bring everything with you - our school values promote independence and responsibility. 

 

Take a look at our value display! Our artwork is inspired by English artist Damien Hirst.

How do you show commitment?

 

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to book an appointment at the school office.

Thank you for your support.

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