Barming Primary School
Term: III (MMXXII) Year Group:IV
Below is set out information that you may find useful this term. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further details.
What the children will be learning:
TOPIC TITLE: Volcanoes
In Topic we are learning about volcanoes and the amazing geology surrounding them, where volcanoes are located and thinking about how they are formed. We will also be creating our own computer animations of how volcanoes erupt.
This term we are linking our learning to our volcano topic and to Rome. We will be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’, by Christina Balit and will be participating in reading, writing and drama activities based around the book.
Our focus this term will be setting descriptions, narratives and non-chronological reports.
In Maths we will be starting off with Roman numerals up to 100 and will then move onto fractions. The children will need to know equivalent fractions for halves, quarters and thirds. They will then be adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator, crossing one whole. We will also be covering co-ordinates, area, multiplication and division (using short division).
Please continue to make use of Times Tables Rockstars, as a good knowledge of multiplication is needed throughout the maths curriculum.
We will be learning about electricity and identifying appliances that run on electricity. We will also be constructing a simple series of electrical circuits and identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
The children will be learning about animation and creating their own erupting volcano using the programme ‘2Animate’.
We are learning about the Jewish festival of Passover and understanding why Jewish people only eat certain foods.
This term for indoor P.E we will be starting Gymnastics.
For outdoor PE we will be looking at outdoor and adventurous activities
We will be discussing how to behave responsibly and resolve conflicts in a sensible way. We will also be thinking about the importance of taking responsibility for our actions and ways that we can become more independent in our learning.
How you can support your child’s learning at home:
Listen to them read, ideally 10 minutes daily.
Read and spell the Year 3/4 keywords
Look at games on Edshed, linked to their weekly spellings.
Read and write numbers (no reversals!) to 10,000
Count on and back from any given number to 1000
Important things to remember:
Outdoor PE: Wednesday (Both classes)
Indoor PE: Friday (Both classes)
Indoor PE kit should comprise of shorts, T shirt and Plimsolls or trainers.
Outdoor PE kit should comprise of shorts, T shirt, tracksuit and trainers.
Please ensure long hair is always tied back.
If your child has their ears pierced, they need to be able to remove these by themselves or leave them out on PE days.
If your child has anything linked to our topic that they would like to bring in and share with the class please send it in but do ensure it is named. Thank you
The Year IV Team