Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
Knowledge,
growth and
success

 

Owls

Owls are known for their wisdom so

our motto is:

Sapientes nos sumus

                                  

Mrs Masters                            Mrs Hussain                            Mrs Fowkes

Class Teacher                 Teaching Assistant                    SEND Teaching                                                                                                           Assistant              

Summer 1

Please click here to view the Summer 1 timetable

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Please click here to view the overview for this term

Please click here for our Topic Knowledge Organiser

Our Topic Water, water everywhere!

Summer One and Summer Two is a geography focus!

Key vocabulary we will be using: source, mouth, meander, tributary, confluence, flood plain, estuary, delta, upper course, middle course, lower course, erosion, deposition, sediment, ox-box lake, dam, delta, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, waterfall

 Week 1: Where does our water come from?

 To start off our first lesson we are going to learn where our water comes from! The children will learn all about the water cycle, they will be completing practical investigations and drawing their own diagram, using key vocabulary. 

 

Week 2:What is a river? Where are the rivers in the UK?

This week the children will be geographers! They will be using an atlas to identify key rivers in the UK and labelling them on their own blank map. Do the children know the names of some rivers in Derbyshire? 

 

Week 3: What and where are the important rivers of the World?

 During this week the children will continue to learn about the different types of rivers, but this time across the World. The children will be using an atlas again to identify rivers and will be researching the different rivers such as the Amazon River, Nile River, the Danube, the Yangtze River and the Mississippi. Where are they in the World? What is the length? 

  

Week 4: What are the features of a river?

 For the fourth week of this term, the children will be learning all about the journey of a river! A river begins at the source and ends at the mouth. The children will be drawing and labelling their own river, and learning the key vocabulary. 

 Week 5: What is erosion and deposition?

 This week the children will learn all about erosion and deposition and act this outside on the playground. The children will also use ICT - digimaps to see real life images of erosion and deposition and how it can form an ox-bow lake.

 Week 6: How can a river change over time?

How can rivers change? This week the children will learn all about the river Thames and how it has developed over the last 100 years. How was the River Thames used 100 years ago? How is it different to now?

 

Week 7: How do we use rivers?

For the seventh week of the term we will be learning about the many different ways a river can be used - from transportation to leisure. The children will work in pairs to create an information leaflet on how best to use a river.

 

Week 8: How and why do rivers flood?

 Flooding is becoming a major issue - but why and how do rivers flood? This week the children will learn what happens when a river breaks it's bank and what we can do to prevent flooding for the future.

Week 9: What is the purpose of a dam?

 During this week the children will learn all about dams - what is their function? Can you name some dams in the World? The children will be investigating a dam and highlighting the advantages and disadvantages.

Week 10: What is the river Thames like?

This week we are continuing our understanding on the River Thames - what do we use the River Thames for? Why is it an important river?

 

 Week 11: What are waterfalls?

 For the last week of the term the children will be learning all about waterfalls - can you name some famous waterfalls in the World? How are waterfalls made? Where will you find them in the journey of a river? The children will be labelling a waterfall and explain how it is formed using their knowledge on erosion.

Our School values

Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.

Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value.) We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.

Each week Mrs Seaton will sent out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges

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.

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 decimals, money and telling the time.

In our decimal work we will be covering the objectives:

Recognising and writing decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths

Write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4

Round decimals to the nearest whole number

In our money lessons we will be covering:

Writing money as decimals

Convert between pounds and pence

Estimate with money

Compare amounts of money

Solve problems with money.

When learning how to tell the time the children will learn:

How many days there are in each month, year and leap year

Convert between seconds, minutes and hours

Tell the digital time

Convert between the analogue and digital time

Learn how to tell the time using the 24 hour clock

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.  

 Steps to Success for the Owls

 

 Diary dates

Thursday 28th March - Break up for Easter

Monday 15th April - First day back

Wednesday 26th June - Halle Concert