Tawny Owls Year 4 2021 - 2022
Tawny Owls 2021-2022
Curriculum Learning Summer 2
Welcome to Tawny Owls class page. Here parents will be able to see an overview of the learning that is planned for the second part of the summer term and the final term of the year. We start our term focusing on our text called, 'Manfish' by Jennifer Berne. As we explore the book, there will be lots of writing opportunities, including an invention narrative and an opportunity to write our own biographies about the main character from the story - Jacques Cousteau. Throughout the unit of work, there will be a focus on spelling and grammar expectations linked to the year 4 expectations in the national curriculum.
During our shared reading sessions, we will be continuing with our teaching sequence from Literacy Counts called, 'Steps to read,' which has been specifically developed to ensure that the children are immersed in a variety of texts and genres. This term the children will be immersed in a plethora of texts, poems and digital resources with an emphasis on stories and poetry of different forms, focusing on how the structure impacts the reader and how organisational features are used to aid the reader.
In Geography, we will be learning about the earthquakes and volcanoes. We will be learning to answer the question, 'How does the Earth shake, rattle and roll?'. Our learning on this topic will lead to high quality outcomes for our curriculum books. In our design and technology lessons, we will be learning about the constituants of a healthy, balanced diet and creating our own healthy meals.
Spelling and Maths homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. These pieces of work will be set up either electronically on the spelling shed, TTrockstars, mymaths platforms or via teams. Please ensure that you have the username and password details for your child to access teams and submit their work on the platform. Please work with your child to ensure that their homework is completed on time.
Our PE lessons will take place on a Wednesday afternoon and Friday afternoon. . One of the sessions will take place indoor and the other outdoor and they will be taught by Mr Hutchinson on a Wednesday and Mrs Austin on a Friday. Eventhough we are in the summer term, twe continue to advise the children to bring in tracksuit pants and a top to stay warm. Please ensure that your children have their PE kits with them in school at all times so that they can participate in all of their PE lessons.
At Cuddington, reading is seen as a fundamental skill that activates children's imaginations, makes them curious about the world they live in, develops their language and listening skills and has a positive impact on their social and emotional wellbeing. There is growing research evidence that shows there is a positive relationship between reading frequency, reading enjoyment and attainment (Clark 2011; Clark and Douglas 2011 and Twist et al 2007). As a result of this, we understand the importance of regularly reading with your child and we advise that you read 10-15 minutes per day with them. Whilst listening to your child, try to ask them questions about events that have happened so far, characters thoughts and motives and to make accurate predictions based on the text.
At the start of the new term, children will be allocated their own reading books and library books that they will be allowed to take home with them. If you require any new reading books, then you can ask your child's teacher who can allocate new books for them to read.
To keep up to date with what is happening in our class, make sure you regularly check our school's Twitter and Facebook feeds as well as our class blog.
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact me using the email address at the top of the page.
Here's to another exciting term in Tawny Owls!
Tawny Owls Class Teacher
Physical education and ECO lead
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