Maritime Academy Trust

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Welcome to Year 4!

Meet the Staff:

Class Teacher: Mr Adrian Koza

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Vicky Cloud

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English

We are reading the Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. We will work on the skill of inference in reading; investigating the language and the characters’ feelings and actions.
We will write our own stories that could be shared during the castle’s story time.
We will also create a balanced argument. What are the pros and cons of owning your own lion?
We will write a report about deforestation and the destruction of habitats.

Maths

This term we are expanding our knowledge of fractions to decimals; adding, subtracting, rounding and comparing them.

We will be looking at money adding and subtracting them - using our knowledge of decimals.

We will also work on the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

Science

Welcome to the jungle!
This term we are learning animals, their life cycles and how they adapt to their habitats. We will learn about the biodiversity in the amazon forest.

In geography, we will learn about the Amazon Jungle its location, climate and importance to our planet’s life.

Computing

Mr Wicks will be teaching Computing to the class every Wednesday morning. This term the children will be developing more content for their own website, which we started in September. We will be adding new pages, writing up some of our English, creating a gallery of images as well as learning how to research rainforests and habitats safely and efficiently.

Ways you can support your child at home

Please remember to read every day, at least 20 minutes per day. Listen to your child read and let them read aloud to their peers.

Other

PE is every Thursday. Don’t forget your PE kit. Bring it on Mondays, in order to avoid disappointment.

Timetable

AR reading
Guided Reading
Vocabulary instruction
English
Play time
Maths
Lunch
Art
Topic ( Science/ Geography/ RE
Independent reading
Hometime