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Year 4 Gingko Class

Class teacher Mrs Louise Palmer-Auld  -  louise.palmer-auld@stlawrence.thpt.org.uk

Curriculum Information PowerPoint - Autumn 2021

As promised in the St Lawrence Post, we are now pleased to send you a link to our St Lawrence YouTube channel where you can access the Curriculum Information Presentation for your child's year group.

Year 4 Class Update 

Hello Gingko Class Parents,

I hope you are all well. I cannot believe we are in the summer term and that we are already half way! The children have been doing a fantastic job with this half terms learning, they have achieved a lot already and still have a lot of exciting things to come!

In Maths, the children have finished their unit on decimal points and we are currently focusing on money. We have been comparing different amounts of money, rounding, estimating and solving word problems involving different operations and money. Over the next couple of week, we will be moving onto measurement and focusing on different masses, heights and units of measurement. This is the perfect excuse to get baking with your children as reading a set of scales and understanding kg and g will really help with their learning in the classroom!

In English, we have been writing a persuasive leaflet for why tourists should come and visit Guildford. We focused on using a range of heading and subheadings, the presentation of our leaflet and using a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. The children have enjoyed finding out information about Guildford and discovering what is available in our local community. For the next couple of weeks, we are going to focus on free verse poetry by reading ‘last night I saw the city breathing’ and a first person narrative story based around our class book ‘Pax’.

For our topic unit ‘Urban Pioneers’ we are focusing on our enquiry question ‘What will the future of our community be?’. We have been looking at how land use around Guildford has changed over the last 100 years and we will be discussing what this means for the local green land and wildlife. This is inspiring into our art lesson as we focus on city landscapes. The topic is also feeding into the children’s PE lessons where they are focusing on orienteering and being able to create their own maps.

In Science we are focusing on electricity. We have discussed the use of batteries vs mains electricity and the dangers that come with electricity. The children will be creating their own circuits and testing different materials to see if they are conductors or insulators. During our PSHE lessons, we are focusing on ‘Dreams and Goals’. The children have been discussing what their dreams are for the future, understanding disappointment and being equipped with the knowledge for what to do if their dreams do not come true.

As always, keep on reading with your children and practicing their times tables. It truly does make a difference!

If you are looking for a new read for your child, here are some suggestions: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-4

Mrs Palmer-Auld and the Year 4 Team