Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
Knowledge,
growth and
success

ay 

Owls

Owls are known for their wisdom so

our motto is:

Sapientes nos sumus

                  

Mrs Masters                      Mrs Parker                                 Mrs Golding    

Class Teacher                 Teaching Assistant              Teaching Assistant              

  Our Topic is Water, water everywhere!

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 Week 1: Where does our water come from?

For the first week back after half term, this children will be learning all about the water cycle! Where does rain come from? How do we get rain? Where does the rain go? The children will be introduced to the vocabulary precipitation, condensation and evaporation.

 

Week 2: What are the features of a river?

For the second lesson this half term, the children will be learning all about the features of a river - where does a river begin? Where does a river end? Children will be introduced to the vocabulary tributary, meander, confluence, estuary,  source and mouth.

 

Week 3: What is erosion and deposition?

This week the children will be learning about erosion and deposition. They will be able to explain why this is an important part in a river's journey.

 

Week 4: Art: who is Constable?

This week the children will look at the artist Constable, and learn different techniques to create a landscape sketch in his style.

 

Week 5: Art: how can I draw in proportion?

This week the children will continue to develop their sketching skills; learning how to sketch in proportion.

 

Week 6: Art: how can I sketch a landscape similar to Constable?

This week the children will continue to hone their skills as sketch artist and sketch their own landscape.


Week 7: How do we use Rivers?

The children will learn of the many benefits of rivers and how we use them, from transportation to drinking water.

 

Week 8: Where are the important rivers in England?

This week the children will use atlases to locate different rivers in England.

 

Week 9: Where are the important rivers in Europe?

In this lesson, the children will continue to use atlases to locate the important rivers in Europe.

 

Week 10: What are the important rivers of the World?

During this week the children will learn about other rivers across the World and use their ICT skills to research facts about them.


Week 11: Well-being week

 

Literacy  

In Year 4 we will continue to develop the skills of comprehension by reading individually, in groups and as a whole class.   It is important that, when reading, the children understand the words they are reading and have the ability to check the meaning of words when they are not sure. We are focusing particularly on answering more difficult comprehension questions when reading so that the children build up their deductive skills and have more of an understanding of what the text is telling them.

The children will build on their previous knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills. We will focus on different types of sentences and the associated punctuation. We will build on our knowledge of homophones so that we choose the right ones in our work.

The stories we are focussing on is Robin Hood - Outlaw by Michael Morpurgo and Dick Turpin!

Non-Negotiables for Writing  

Numeracy

Numeracy is a very important part of the curriculum and this term we will be looking continue to build our skills in number and place value.

This term we will be looking at perimeter, multiplication and division.

We will continue have a strong focus on learning our table facts and there will be a number of facts to learn each week.  

Information for parents- http://www.croft.notts.sch.uk/Numeracy%20Targets%20Year%203.htm

Games - http://bbc.co.uk/schools/4_11/numeracy.shtml

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-4

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

http://www.tutpup.com/

 

If all parents could encourage their children to learn and practice all the tables up to 12x tables that would be very useful too!

This site may help with that:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/math-trainer-multiply.html

Non negotiables for Maths.

 

Learning log tasks are set at the beginning of a topic to be completed over the half term.  The children will have the whole half term to complete their chosen tasks.  We will make sure you have the date for the homework to be returned.  We hope that you enjoy the range of tasks that we have set for you!

 There will be a times table test each week for the table facts.   Our aim is to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end year 4.

Reading:  

Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term.   It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.  

 

Ambassador Awards 2020 - 2021

This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship

  • Relationships

  • Learning

  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Owls children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards! 

Ambassador Leaflet 

Steps to Success for the Owls

 Diary dates