Elm Class - Y4
Story Map for Leon and the Place Between!
As promised, here is the story map! Get practising at home so that you can wow me after the weekend!!
Story map 2
'Take one picture' AND
'Leon and the Place between'
scroll down for more!
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and are raring to go with our Art focus week 'Take one Picture'. We are learning about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her self-portraits; especially Self-portrait with thorn necklace and hummingbird.
After this we shall be delving into fantasy land and the book 'Leon and the Place between'. We are looking for lots of lovely descriptive language, some great imagination and bright colourful art work!
To find out more SCROLL DOWN to the topics below!
Termly Newsletter and Topic Webs:
Our Weekly Timetable:
|Day:||What's on every week?||What do I need to bring to school? *||After school clubs available?|
|Monday - Mrs Jenner-Dyer||Science and Art!||
Magazine club (by invite)
|Tuesday - Miss Shackleton||Topic Work|
|Wednesday - Miss Shackleton||Outdoor learning||Outdoor/woods kit - WELLIES and WATERPROOF/ OLD clothing, coats etc|
|Thursday - Miss Shackleton||Music and P.E||
Bring in Homework
Music lessons -
please see the office for which
instruments are available this term
|Friday - Miss Shackleton||P.S.H.E||Spellings tested and new ones handed out|
* Please bring reading diaries and books EVERY DAY, along with with spelling cards
Autumn Term 1 -
George's Marvellous Medicine
For the first half of term we are learning about the author Roald Dahl and his book 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We shall be using the text in guided reading, discovering some fantastic vocabulary and drawing in the style of Quentin Blake, the illustrator of many Roald Dahl books. Our science topic is 'digestion and teeth' where we shall be looking in detail about how each part of the system works, and planning some experiments and observations on the effects of food on enamel and the body.
Here are some website links for our topic:
Draw like Quentin Blake:
Science - digestion and teeth
Autumn Term 2 - Egyptians
After half term we shall be delving into the world of the Egyptians! Can you find out some interesting facts before we start by using the websites below?
King Tut Murder Mystery Websites
Who Killed King Tut?
Journals of Howard Carter (This journal is the most difficult to read because it was written almost 100 years ago. If you have trouble getting through it, at least read the highlighted portions.)
King Tut's Curse
The rea1 King Tut?
Life about King Tut
Video- King Tut: Murder & Legend
Mysteries of Egypt
King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast
Autumn 2 - Telling the time
In Maths, we will start off this half term learning about time. The website below will really help you with this and it would be great if you could go onto this at home. If you get an adult to write in your home school diary that you have been practising on this website then you will get 3 smiley faces.
Spring 1 - 'Take one picture'
This week we shall be looking at Frida Kahlo, her live and how she chooses to represent herself in her self-portraits and why.
We are following three concept words this week which will be coming back to throughout each lesson across the curriculum. These words are:
Respect Honesty Courage
Our literacy focus will follow the story of 'The Honest to Goodness Truth' and can be viewed here again on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZMBErWNtIE
Our R.E will focus on Christianity and a story from the book of Genesis about omitting the truth to protect others.
P.S.H.E will look at if being honest can ever be wrong.
Our Art focus will be incorporating some new print making skills, sketching and painting to portray a time when we were being either honest or dishonest.
This half term we are looking at electricity in science with Mrs Jenner-Dyer. Please see the letter below about some requests we have!
Here are some great websites for you to find out more information and play some games:
'Leon and the Place Between'
In art with Mrs Jenner-Dyer we have started to look at Grahame Baker Smith (the illustrator) and how he began to work on the story 'Leon and the place between'. We found a great Youtube clip! Take another look here:
Over the coming weeks we will be exploring how to create texture like in the book, and layering media whilst exploring our ideas on a mood board before coming to a finished piece to present our own fantasy land stories on.
By the end of Year 4 everybody needs to know their multiplication facts up to the 12 times tables.
Below are some websites to help you revise them:
Times tables Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/site/playlist
Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Here are some photos from years gone by in Year 4:
see if you can recognise any of your friends and discover what there is to look forward to this year!