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Year 4/5 - Miss McAvoy

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to class HMY4/5

 

The class teacher for HMY4/5 is Miss McAvoy. We have 30 children in class and we have the lovely support of Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Lorgat

 

Here are some important days for children in HMY4/5:

  • PE is on Monday and Thursday. It is advised that children bring their PE kits on Monday and keep them in school until Thursday, when they can take their kits home to be washed for the following week’s PE lessons. Please ensure your child has both indoor and outdoor kit available.
  • Homework will be sent home on a Friday. The homework will build on the work we have done in class during that week. Children must remember to complete it for the Monday that follows. Spellings will be sent home along with the homework. The spellings are practiced during the week and they will be tested on each Friday.
  • It is extremely important that children remember to read every night and bring their reading books/records back into school the next morning. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
  • Friday morning at 9.15am, we hold our celebration assembly where the whole school celebrates achievement. Please feel free to come along any Friday morning!  
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Curriculum Information

Literacy- In English, we will be reading ‘Coming to England,’ by Floella Benjamin. The story is of a young girl who arrives to England in 1960 with her siblings to join up with her parents. They left the Island Paradise of Trinidad to make a new home in London. As the blurb states, England was not at all what they expected…

From this story, we will focus on writing a story set in a different culture and a letter.

 

Maths- The main focus is set out below:

Number Decimals/percentages:

·         Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.

·         Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.

·         Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4

·         Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.

·         Adding and subtracting decimals within 1 and crossing wholes.

·         Decimal sequences

·         Multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

·         Understand percentages as fractions and decimals and find their equivalents.  

Measurement: Money

·         Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

·         Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

Statistics

·         Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.

·         Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

 

 

Science - This term will look at the following unit of work: Sounds

In this topic we will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

 

Geography – The class will aim to find out about different types of settlement and land use, learn about economic activity including trade links and investigate the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

 

Art- In Art, we will link this with Geogrpahy by observing physical and natural features. From this, we will use observational skills to draw a simple object. This will lead us to identify key paintings by Van Gogh and eventually we will create our own version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

 

Computing –The class will focus on the Unit of Co-Authors. The class will have the opportunity to research and collaborate, organise and present the information they find.

 

Music- Year 4’s music will listen and discuss:

-        Land of Hope and Glory (Elgar)

-        Pomp and circumstance (Elgar)

-        Rule Britannia

 

French – In French we will look at learning animal names. We will develop this into simple conversational skills and begin to spell these names in French.

 

RE – Miss Younis will work with the children on a Friday morning teaching RE. Our focus this half tem is on the Spring Solstice.

Pupils explore how and why the solstice is celebrated as an important symbol of human life and experience. They will form a class project and make a sunflower and use weaving to make the sun to show and celebrate the season of Spring.

 

PSHCE – Miss Younis will work with the children on a Friday morning teaching PSHCE. We will look in to Relationships. Children will explore what makes a good friendship, how friendship problems can be resolved. They will also learn ways to help themselves when they feel upset r hurt.

 

PE- This half term we will be looking at Striking and fielding skills. We will do this through playing cricket games. The sessions will be on Monday and Thursday.