Cherry Class - Year 4 

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Our Curriculum

Our Topic

Inventions!

This term we will be learning about all of the weird and wonderful ways people have improved or changed the way we live due to their discoveries.  From the wheel to the web, we will go back to the very first discoveries and inventions in the Stone Age to Tim Berners-Lee leading the way into the 21st Century.

As Scientists, we will work with electric circuits, exploring how they are used today and how Tesla, Edison and many others made their discoveries.

Biography of Scientist Nikola TeslaThomas Edison’s Top 5 Inventions | History Hit

We will also learn about sound, how it travels and how to affect its pitch and volume. Knowledge that led Alexander Graham Bell to invent the telephone.

A brief history of the telephone | World – Gulf News

We will continue to develop our coding and programming skills, using variables and coordinates.  In Geography, we will map routes and locate countries of Europe, identifying those where famous inventors or inventions originated. In DT, we will explore the products created and patented by inventors around the world and use research to design and construct our own products. 

In Art, we will look at the invention of new styles over time, from the sketches of the first ever artists 100,000 year ago to Kandinsky's use of sound and Henry Moore's sculptures.

France's 'New' Prehistoric Cave Art: The Real Thing? | WPSUWassily Kandinsky — Composition VIII, 1923Henry Moore sculpture | Henry moore sculptures, Sculpture, Henry moore

Information for Parents

Everyday we start at 8:45am  We leave at 3:00pm

Our PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday - You will need to keep your PE kit in school for these days.

 

Homework

Click here for our Homework Sheet set: 27.1.23

Read at least three times each week. 
Your number of reads will be added up every week so that we can reward you with Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge.
Can you collect them all?


For a list of recommended reads for Year 4 click here

Practise your spelling words on the homework sheet each week.


Here are some spelling word lists you could practise at home:
100 High Frequency Words
200 next High Frequency Words
Year 3/4 Statutory Word List 


Click here to log into Bug Club: BugClub Login

Complete activties set on: Mathletic Login


Try to complete at least 5min a day on TTRS. This is the best way to improve your times tables. Otherwise, try to complete at least 20min a week.

I will add to this throughout the year to suit what the children enjoy and need help with.


Science: 
How to model the digestive system - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf339j6/articles/zrm48mn 


Languages:
Here is a link to the wonderful Duolingo.  Learn almost any language in the world.


English: 
Poetry Cat


History: 
Here is a link to The Story of Britain, told through the life of one family. 

 

Home Learning

Here is a link to a video version of the log in guide emailed out with the children's log ins and here is another guide for parents to support their child using Google Classroom. 

If you need your child's Google Classroom log in reset, please let admin know and we will try to do this as soon as possible. 

 Find more on Google Classroom.  Contact Admin if you need help logging in.


Here is a powerpoint to use for Maths Meetings.


Maths
1. Column subtraction with more than one exchange.
Here is a simple sheet to practise using column subtraction.
Here is a challenge sheet to push yourself a little more. Page 2 is challenge 1, page 3 is challenge 2 and page 4 is challenge 3.
Here is a video of the method for subtracting in case you don't remember it.


Spelling
1. Use this powerpoint to learn the rules for adding the prefixes: il, in, im or ir


French
1. Use this sheet to practise writing about different parts of the body in French. 
Feel free to use an online translator to help you.

Greater Depth Learning

Follow these links to find resources, activities and games for working at Greater Depth in:

        Maths              Reading             Science

        Study skills and learning to learn

Click the map to test your European country knowledge. 

Seterra: Europe: Countries (Pin) 0:49 - YouTube