Welcome to Oak Class!
Teacher – Mr David Kay.
The focus for this half terms work is Living things and their habitats.
Please see below the Topic web for the work we will be covering during this half term. We hope to explore art through a range of activities.
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This half term begins with some work on biographies, which links well with the work we did on Van Gogh and other artists we did last term.
The work is based on the book ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’. This has short biographies on women such as Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie.
Children will look at the features of this text type before having a go at writing a biography on someone special.
Our science work is looking at animals and their habitats. The focus on this topic is the basic classification of animals and will involve children using Venn diagrams and following classification keys to identify creatures.
Science Week is a features of this half term with a trip to Plymouth Aquarium just one of the events planned.
In maths, the focus will be on fractions with children learning that it is a whole split into equally sized parts. It extends to learning simple equivalent fractions and some basic adding and taking away. Year 4s also begin to look at the link between tenths, hundredths and decimals.
Please also help with reading at home. The children all have new targets to meet for it by Easter and have already been really enthusiastic to get started in school. For those children on Accelerated Reader, book quizzes can be done every afternoon and books changed in the library afterwards. They will be able to see progress towards their target on the train track display in the classroom.
As always, please come and talk to me if you have any questions.