In our English lessons we will be using The Firework Maker's Daughter to write a journey story, an informal letter and shape poem.
We are learning how to use expanded noun phrases and apostrophes for omission and possession in our writing as well as working on our handwriting to earn our pen licences!
Spellings for Spring 2
Spellings are glued into planners on a Tuesday to be tested the following Tuesday (due to swimming). Please encourage the children to learn the letter patterns and practise their handwriting at the same time.
In Guided Reading this half term, we are studying the novel Charlotte's Web. We will be looking at characters and inference in the book, but also answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS scheme.
In our maths lessons this half term we are learning about:
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
In Year 4, we work very hard on learning our times tables ready for the multiplication check in the summer term. So, it is very important that we know every times table fact fluently.
Our times tables for Autumn 2 are: 9x and 6x.
In Science, we are studying Animals including Humans: Teeth and Digestion. The children are learning about human and animal teeth and their functions, the human digestive system and what we need to do to stay healthy.
In Geography, we are learning all about Natural Resources. We are looking at what these are, where and how they are found, types of renewable and non-renewable energy and what we can do to protect our world and economy.