Welcome to Elm class...
Our Geography study this half term is Volcanoes, leading onto our History case study on Pompeii after half term.
They will discover how a volcano is created, what happens when a volcano erupts and what is the impact of a volcano eruption. We will explore modern impacts of volcanoes and how we detect an eruption with technology. Then after half term we will go back in time to discover ancient Rome and the city of Pompeii.
Our class text this half term is “The Firework-Maker's Daughter" by Phillip Pullman. In this text:
What Lila wants more than anything else in the world is to be . . . a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time?
In Maths the topics include Fractions, time, decimals and Area and perimeter . Year 4 is all about building on the children’s mathematical skills and moving their learning on to develop good fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in this key area of the curriculum.
Science this term we are looking at Electricity,
- Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday (PE kit needed with trainers)
- Planners need to be brought into class everyday- please sign your child's planner every time you listen to them reading.
- The children need to read 5 times a week to receive a Dojo reward, a chance to go into the class prize box and receive a reading award.
- Timetables test is in June so please practise rapid recall of the multiplication and division facts