Owls are known for their wisdom so
our motto is:
Sapientes nos sumus
Mrs Masters Miss Frost Mrs Hussain
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
Our Topic is Around the World in 80 days!
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Week 1: Where are the countries on the World map?
For the first week of term the children will be consolidating their learning about how to read an atlas. We will be locating different countries of the World and learning how to identify them on an map.
Week 2: Where are the capital cities of the World?
During this week the children will be consolidating their learning about the different countries. The children will be locating the major cities and capital cities of different countries using an atlas and key symbols.
Week 3: What are the geographical features of each continent?
During the third week of this term the children will be revisiting the 7 continents. We will be learning all about their geographical features! The children will also be using their ICT skills by using Digimaps to view and compare the features.
Week 4: What are the human and physical features in a country?
This week the children will be learning about human features and physical features of a country. Children will be working in different groups each with a focus on a different country. They will be using a range of sources, such as Digimapping, atlases and books for their research and then teach the rest of the class what they have learned.
Week 5: What are the differences and similarities between different countries?
During this week of our topic, we will be researching different countries and comparing them. What is similar? What is different? The children will be looking at factors such as languages, population, weather and comparing the different features they have learned about over the last few weeks.
Week 6: What are the different counties in England?
This week the children will be learning all about England! What is the difference between a continent, city and a county? Today we will be learning about the many counties in England and how to locate them on a map. Which county do we live in? Which counties are near?
Week 7: Art - What is mark making? What is the difference between fabrics?
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!
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
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:
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 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 2022 - 2023
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:
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!