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Welcome to Year Four

Miss Wells & Mrs Anning

Mrs Breedon & Mrs Francis

 

Term 5 kicks off with Journey as the topic. We will be using Aaron Becker's wordless book, Journey, for our literacy and art work. We will also be looking at explorers and the journeys that made them famous. 

 

 

Follow us on Twitter @Y4Oaktree for the most up to date information.

 

j.breedon@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk

e.wells@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk

General Notices

PE will take place on Tuesdays ad Thursdays. Please make sure you child has a full PE kit including daps or trainers

Dates

Mon 16th April - Term 5 begins

Mon 14th - Thu 17th May - Year 6 SATs (we will be very quiet during test times!)

 

Links to our Term 4 overviews

Literacy 

Topic

Maths - see pages 13, 14 & 15

Assembly Awards

Each week, children and adults can nominate someone that they think deserves to receive the assembly award. We will send a note home the day before if your child will be receiving a certificate.

 

Homework & Additional Learning

All children should read at home at least 3 times a week and complete all homework tasks to earn homework reward. Children may earn up to 1 point per day that they read.

 

Points target for Term 5

Homework - 6          Reading  - 15

Spellings 

Lists are given out on Fridays. Every week of spellings work completed and handed in is worth a homework point.

 

Lost the sheet? Don't panic!

Here are the spellings due in on Friday 11th May:

prefix "auto~" meaning self

autopilot

automatic

autopsy

automobile

autobiography

autonomy

autograph

autofocus

autocorrect

autocue

 

Previous Learning

Term 3

Down by the River was all about Geography. We learnt about the River Thames by visiting Lechlade and writing reports about its course, wildlife and the transport links it provides. In Literacy, we learnt about play script by adapting the Lesley Sims version of The Wind in the Willows

We also took part in Take One Picture, The National Gallery's Art Week project. We walked to Lawn Manor Academy to take part in Science activities based on the ideas on our painting and all of our work will be shared with parents at the beginning of Term 4.

Term 2

 Our topic was Electricity. We learned all about electrons travelling in a complete circuit, write a story about the very grumpy Mr/ Mrs Electron and visited the Science Museum in London where we 'met' Michael Faraday to help us learn what static electricity is.

Term 1

Our topic was What did the Vikings do? with history being our main focus. We also learnt about the Anglo-Saxons and the epic poem Beowulf and Grendel. In science, we used the school grounds to find out about sound and in DT, we learnt about nutrition and healthy meals.

Our spellings covered...

/or/ being spelt 'au' and 'augh'

the prefixes in~, im~, il~, ir~

homophones including medal and meddle

as well as a range of words from the statutory Y3&4 spelling list which you can download here.

Learning links...

Topmarks - punctuation games

BBC - sentence penguins games - revisiting old work to make sure we are secure!

Topmarks - addition and subtraction games

Topmarks - times tables games - multiplication and division