Class 4 Curriculum letter
It is so lovely to be back to school this academic year, both Miss Williams and I have had a lovely creative couple of days with class 4. We have many fun times ahead of us and we are feeling very lucky to be the teaching team of year 5 and 6.
Please find below an overview of learning this term. We try to make ourselves available at the beginning and end of every day for any questions and you are also welcome to contact us on Class Dojo.
In English we will start the term with a unit of poetry before moving on to using our new writing curriculum Talk for Writing to learn how to write narrative stories.
In Maths, we will develop our knowledge of place value, use increasingly large numbers for addition and subtraction and become familiar with long and short methods of multiplication and division.
In RE we are studying Hinduism, with a particular focus on how Hindus reflect their faith in the way they live. We will be clarifying our understanding of What karma is and how it drives the cycle of samsara. We will then learn how a Hindu might seek to achieve moksha.
In science we will work scientifically to compare and group together everyday materials according to their properties, learn that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution and describe how to recover a substance from a solution. We will use our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday, please ensure children come to school wearing the correct P.E uniform, all earrings are removed and long hair is tied back. We will be enjoying and learning the skills of tag rugby and outdoor adventure activities in our lessons.
Our focus of geography is comparing Boston UK to Boston America. We will look at the locations of both, human and physical land features and how towns have developed over time due to their geographical features.
In French we are recapping and learning our numbers up to 12, adding to our knowledge of classroom instructions and recalling basic greetings. We are furthering our knowledge of animal names and securing our understanding of asking someone their name and asking what something is.
Our artist we have been studying this term is Vincent Van Gogh. As we have block taught a large amount of the art curriculum over these last two days, your children will be able to tell you about him and his work. They will be working on their own masterpieces using Van Goghs style over the next few lessons.