Welcome to Barn Owls!
I am Mrs Nolan, the year 4 teacher, supported by Mrs Cousins and Mrs Wood.
This year sees the start of swimming lessons for year 4 on Thursday mornings.
Our topics this term include Sound and the Vikings.
Week commencing 1st July
Literacy: We will be writing an autobiography based on the planning done for homework.
Numeracy: We will be looking at triangles, quadrilaterals and symmetry.
Art: we will be finishing out Monet 'Water Lilies' pictures.
Week commencing 17th June.
Another busy week this week, with Sports Day and our Sports Festival on Friday afternoon as well as drumming on Monday afternoon and tennis on Wednesday afternoon! We will also be starting assessments this week whenever we can fit them in! As we are so busy and doing so many assessments, there won't be any spellings this week.
Week commencing 10th June.
Apologies for not sending the homework home this weekend. I will find time this week for everyone to do the work in class to make it fair for everyone.
We have a busy week coming up with sports day, in addition to drumming and tennis, so we will mainly be concentrating on literacy and numeracy.
Literacy: We will be continuing our work relating to the clip 'Lighthouse' concentrating on comparisons between different settings and characters feelings.
Numeracy: We will end our decimals topic this week and move on to learning about money.
Hard to believe that this our final term for the year! We have lots pack in, including a sports festival and another class trip.
This term we will have tennis on Wednesday afternoons and PE with Mrs Price on Friday mornings. We will also be continuing our drumming lessons on Monday afternoons.
As well as all that, we will also be looking at:
Literacy: over the next 2 weeks we will be looking at up levelling sentences and describing character's feelings and comparing settings.
Numeracy: our last week of decimals, including rounding decimals and writing fractions as decimals.
Science: we will be looking at living things.
Geography: we will be looking at maps.
Week commencing 20th May:
Literacy: We will be working towards writing an explanation text about the water cycle.
Numeracy: We will be continuing to work with decimals, including comparing and ordering decimals.
Science: We will be continuing to learn about states of matter.
Week commencing 13th May
Back to normal this week after the success of Dragon Days. The children all worked so hard together and individually to learn their lines and all the songs. They were all fantastic, and we hope you enjoyed watching the show as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you.
For the next two weeks, Barn Owls will have P.E. on Wednesday afternoon, so could all children have their kits in school.
Literacy: This week we will be writing our own extract from a playscript and writing an explanation of the water cycle.
Numeracy: We will be continuing our work on decimals this week.
Science: We are looking at states of matter.
Geography: We are learning about the water cycle.
This term will begin with rehearsals for our class play, which we will be performing to parents on Wednesday 8th May. If possible, please help your children with their lines at home.
Week commencing 23rd April.
Our class trip to the Field to Food Learning Day was fantastic, The children were able to learn all about where our food comes from with a huge range of displays to look at, taste and touch. Even the rain didn't stop us having a great day!
Many thanks to all the parents who offered to come along and help, and to those that joined us for the day.
Here are some photos from the day:
This term, Barn Owls will be having tennis lessons at Writhlington on Wednesday afternoons and so will need their P.E. kits in school. Swimming also continues this term.
This week we will be starting to learn the songs for our class play, Dragon Days, which we will perform after the Easter holidays. The children will be bringing home words to learn and costume ideas for their characters before the Easter holidays.
Our learning objectives for week commencing 25th March:
Literacy: We will be looking at an adventure story and focusing on the feelings of the main characters.
Numeracy: We will be finishing off fractions, with fractions of amounts and calculating quantities.
Science: We will continue to look at teeth.
Learning objectives for week commencing 18th March:
Literacy: We will be writing an explanation text about the fighting techniques of the Roman Army.
Numeracy: We will be subtracting fractions.
History: We will be looking at Roman Army fighting techniques.
Science: We will be looking at human teeth.
Learning objectives for week commencing 11th March
Literacy: We will be looking at the features of an explanation text, in particular causal conjunctions and subordinate clauses.
Numeracy: Continuing with fractions, looking at adding and subtracting fractions.
History: We will be looking at the uniform and weapons of the Roman army in more detail.
Science: We will be looking at the bones of the human skeleton.
Learning objectives for w/c 4th March
Literacy: We will be using our knowledge on the Roman army to write a non-chronological report.
Numeracy: We continue with fractions, in particular, improper fractions and mixed numbers.
History: We will be researching more information on what life was like in the Roman army.
Science: We will be looking at different types of skeletons.
Learning objectives for week commencing 25th February.
Literacy: We will be writing a piece of persuasive writing about joining the Roman Army.
Numeracy: We will be looking at fractions, in particular, equivalent fractions and fractions larger than 1.
History: We will be starting to look at what life was like in the Roman Army.
Science: This term we are learning about animals, including humans, starting with the digestive system.
Learning objectives for week commencing 4th February:
Literacy: We will be looking at Finding Tale related to our Romans topic.
Numeracy: We will be continuing to look at division of 2 and 3 digit numbers and the various different methods of doing this.
History: We will be looking at what life was like for the Romans and use this information in our story writing.
Welcome back to the Spring term. Our main topic this term will be the Romans. Barn Owls will also be learning gymnastics in P.E. on Wednesdays and music with Mrs North on Thursdays. Swimming will also continue this term.
A reminder about which books/folders need to be in school on which days:
Reading books and reading journals: everyday.
Spelling folders and spelling books: to come into school on Fridays and will be brought home on Mondays.
Homework: will be given out on Fridays and should be back in school by Tuesday the following week.
Learning objectives for week commencing 28th January:
Literacy: We will continue to use compound sentences and expanded noun phrases, as well as writing instructions on how to build a Roman road.
Numeracy: This week will be looking at different ways to divide two and three digit numbers by a one digit number.
History: We will be learning about Roman roads.
Learning objectives for week commencing 21st January.
Literacy: We will be looking at expanded noun phrases and then using them in a piece of writing to describe a Celtic warrior. We will also be looking at simple and compound sentences.
Numeracy: We are looking at multiplication and division of 2 and 3 digit numbers, as well as using different ways to practice our times tables-any extra practice at home would be really helpful.
History: We will be looking at the Roman Invasion.
Art: We will be looking at Roman mosaics.
Learning objectives for week commencing 14th January
Literacy: We are going to be writing a non-chronological report about the Celts this week. We will also be doing a piece of writing based on the performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Numeracy: We are continuing with multiplication and division, looking at factor pairs and formal written methods for multiplying by 1 and 2 digit numbers.
History: We will be doing more research on the Celts to use in our non-chronological report.
Learning objectives for week commencing 26th November:
Literacy: We will be looking at the book 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne.
Numeracy: We will be working on the 9 and 7 times tables- all good practise for the tables clubs!
History: We are looking at Anglo-Saxon villages and the jobs that people did.
Science: We are thinking about electrical conductors and insulators ready for an investigation next week.
Our learning objectives for week commencing 19th November are:
Literacy: We will be looking at fictional diary entries from an Anglo-Saxon and having a go at writing our own diary entries.
Numeracy: We will be dividing and multiplying by 1 and 0, then moving onto multiplying and dividing by 6.
History: We will be looking at place names and how some of them originated from Anglo-Saxon times.
Science: We will be thinking about safety around electricity amd creating posters to help others stay safe.
Our learning objectives for w/c 12th November:
Literacy: We will be writing our own version of a warning tale, thinking specifically about using paragraphs in our writing.
Numeracy: We are continuing with multiplication and division.
History: We used out history session last week to think about Remembrance Sunday and produce our fantastic poppy display, so this week we will be looking at Anglo-Saxon invaders.
Science: We will be investigating how to build a circuit.
Welcome back after half term!!
Our learning objectives this week will be:
Literacy: We are looking at a warning tale for the next 2 weeks and will be writing our own version next week.
Numeracy: We will be finishing off place value and staring to look at our next topic of multiplication and division. We will also be starting up the times tables clubs at least twice a week so any extra practice at home would be a great help.
History: We will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons this term, concentrating on the 'Invaders' this week.
Science: Our topic this term is electricity.
Our learning objectives week commencing 22\10\18:
Literacy: we will be continuing our work on writing instructions and having a go at writing our own.
Numeracy: we will be subtracting two 4-digit numbers with exchanging and looking at how to estimate answers using rounding.
History: to finish off our Vikings topic, we will be learning about Viking beliefs.
Science: to finish off our science topic we will be working in groups to present everything that we know about sound.
Learning objectives week commencing 15th October
We will be looking at how to write instructions, using chronological order, time conjunctions and imperative verbs.
We will be adding and subtracting four digit numbers using column method.
We will be looking at Viking warriors.
We will be looking at pitch and soundwaves.
Learning objectives w/c 8.10.18
Literacy: We will be looking at descriptive writing, in particular describing settings and thinking of ways to 'show not tell'.
Numeracy: We will start the week looking at negative numbers and then mover onto addition of 4 digit numbers.
History: We are looking specifically at Viking longboats this week.
Sound: We will be experimenting with how sound travels using string telephones.
Learning Objectives WB 10 September 2018
In numeracy we will be looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and the nearest 100.
In literacy we are learning the story of Beowulf, looking at using adjectives and fronted adverbials to improve our writing.
Learning Objectives w/b 17th September
Literacy: We will be writing our own version of the Beowulf story.
Numeracy: We are looking at place value up to four digits.
Science: We will be looking at how sounds are made and how to change the pitch of an instrument.
History: We will be looking at where the Vikings traveled to and what they discovered.