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Welcome to Garnet!


 

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Welcome to Garnet class!
 

Mrs. Randall and Mrs. Wilmshurst welcome you back and are looking forward to helping the children with their learning. We hope you had a lovely Easter and that you enjoyed the rest!

 

We have lots of fantastic things to look forward to this term. Our topic is ‘Settlements’ and we will be starting to understand the key aspects of Anglo- Saxons and Vikings, through history, geography, art and design and technology.

In writing, we will be exploring myths and legends, building up to writing our own! In guided reading, we will be exploring texts and answering comprehension questions about them. In maths, we will continue to practice all the different methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as well as exploring fractions, time, shapes and different measure [see our topic plan below for the full list!]. Science will be about exploring the human body, looking at how our digestive system works and learning about teeth. Computing is all about coding this term. In PE we will be doing cricket outdoors and Real PE, which is skills and games based. And Learn4Life is all about keeping our bodies and minds healthy.

 

Reminders for the year:

 

Homework goes out on a Friday and is expected in on a Wednesday - this will be alternate maths and writing homework. Children are expected to read for 10 minutes everyday. They should also be practising their times tables (3, 4, 6 and 8) and spelling challenges. Topic homework is set once a term and is an optional homework.

PE for Summer Term is on a Monday and Thursday.  PE Kits should include a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black daps or trainers. You may want to include a jumper for the great British weather!

 

Please try to support us by completing all of your child's home learning with them to support their love for learning. Reading, spellings, Mathletics and weekly set homework are an essential element of a child's development and has a positive impact on your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum.

 

We look forward to an exciting term ahead!

 

Curriculum overview and key vocabulary 

Year 4 key objectives and expectations

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A glimpse at some of our learning from spring term.

Here our some of our fantastic descriptions of a volcano!

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Over the past few weeks Garnet class have been learning to plan and write non- chronological reports. We began by learning and story mapping a report about fossils to link to our science topic about rocks. Children then took this structure to begin planning a report on dinosaurs. They had to use the internet to find their own facts, learn how to use subheadings and headings and organise their facts correctly. Below are some photographs of the children organising a report into correct subheadings. 
Today was world book day and Garnet class had a great day; writing their own nonsense stories, titled 'Mr Dinosaur's Day', reading with year 1, listening to 'We're going on a Lion Hunt' and adapting this story to plan out their own. 
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Garnet class have all become paleontologists for the day and have been studying dinosaurs and fossils. They have used co-ordinates to hunt for dinosaur clues around the school, measured the size of a dinosaur outside, used excavation sets to find fossils and have made their own fossil. We have also learnt about the formation of fossils and a bit about crystals!

This week is UK culture week and Garnet class have been studying the Scottish celebration of Burns Supper! We have been looking at where Scotland is, reading about Robert Burns, creating beautiful tartan patterns, weaving and we will be reading creating some fantastic poetry!

 

A glimpse at some of our learning from Autumn term.

In RE we have been focusing on the story of Christmas. We have acted out the long journey to help us think about what could have happened and how Mary and Joseph might have felt. From this we wrote some fantastic diary entries and drew some beautiful story maps for Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. 
In maths we have been practically exploring division and fractions. Here are some photos of our learning.
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On 23rd September we had our RE day to learn about faith, belonging and the Hindu festival of Diwali. Everyone worked in small groups to create their own group with a badge, rules and promise. We also created beautiful Rangoli patterns outside.
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