A big warm welcome to Class 4!
I hope you have all enjoyed the school holidays and that you have had lots and lots of fun! It has been a pleasure to see all your bright and smiley faces again ready to learn.
This topic is 'Sun, sea and sand'. Our main reading focus will be around the storybook 'The Storm Whale.' In maths we will be building on our previous knowledge from foundation stage around our numbers to 100 by counting forwards and backwards and using our place value knowledge to find missing numbers. In literacy we will be focussing on writing simple sentences by using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
As scientists we will learn to name and recognise different materials and describe their properties; plan and carry out experiments to test which materials are waterproof; find out about animals; compare the body parts of different animals and humans. In ICT we will be looking at how to use the internet safely and use the laptops throughout the curriculum areas for cross curricular learning!
As musicians we will Learn about pulse and rhythm; Listen and develop our skills with percussion instruments; use our voices expressively and creatively when singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. As design technologists we will design a a boat just Noi, the main character out of 'The Storm Whale'.
As historians we will learn about Grace Darling and we will look at the past of seaside towns and compare them to then and now. As artists we will experiment with colour mixing and create our own seascapes. This will be based on our work around famous artists. As geographers we will locate different countries within the United Kingdom and use a variety of resources to find out about their physical features to develop our geographical vocabulary.