Coppice Valley Primary School

Learners for Life

Apple Class Year 4

Welcome to Apple Class, Year 4

Browse the class page below to find out a little bit more about what knowledge and skills you'll be learning this half-term and key information to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

-Miss. Hawkins, Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Siddle. 

TIMETABLE

Our timetable is on a two week rotation. The first week back is Week 2. 

Please note that PE is every Wednesday and Fridays in Week 2. Our first week back in school will be Week 2 - so don't forget your PE kits on Wednesday and Friday. 

Our learning umbrella this term is : THE TUDORS

The key questions we will be covering this half-term are:

 

Science

If one step of the digestive system was removed, would it still work? 

Why are our teeth different shapes and sizes?

How are fossils formed?

Geography

Which modern day towns and cities were important during the Tudor era? 

History 

Is William Shakespeare still relevant in the modern age?

Art

Can we believe that the Tudor monarchs looked like the paintings that were painted of them? 

Music

How do composers write music?

RE

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? 

Computing

What does an educational video need to have to be successful?

 

READING

This half-term we are reading 'Twelfth Night' by William Shakespeare.

When twins Sebastian and Viola are separated during a shipwreck, each believes the other dead. Viola disguises herself as a boy named Cesario and enters the service of Duke Orsino, who thinks he is in love with Lady Olivia. Orsino sends Viola/Cesario to plead his cause to Olivia, who promptly falls in love with the messenger. Viola, meanwhile, is in love with Orsino. When her twin, Sebastian, is rediscovered, many comic situations of mistaken identity ensue. There is a humorous subplot involving the members of Lady Olivia’s household, who scheme to undermine the high-minded, pompous Malvolio. This character is often thought to be a portrayal of a Puritan, one of the sort who were threatening to close down the theaters during Shakespeare’s day. At the play’s end, Malvolio is the only solitary figure among the pairs of happy lovers.

MATHS

It is very important that the children keep up their practice of the times tables. The expectation by the end of Year 4 is that pupils know all their times tables up to 12. Of course, we will practice these in school but they can also practice at home on TTRockstars, https://mathsframe.co.uk/ and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

In our maths lessons this half-term, we will be covering addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and decimals.

SPELLING

Below are the spellings that children are expected to know by the end of Year 4. Many will have been covered in Year 3 and we will continue to revisit these and introduce new ones over the following year. 

During this half-term, our primary focus is on learning words that have the endings -sure, -ture and -gue. 

Spellings being introduced this half-term are: believe, grammar, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, strength, surprise, suppose, therefore.

Below is an overview of what will be taught this half-term:

Below is an overview of what will be taught in Year 4:

KEY INFORMATION

  • This half-term, PE will take place every Wednesday and then Friday of the second week. Please make sure your child arrives to school in their PE kit on these days. 
  • All children should wear uniform which should be clearly named.  
  • Please make sure your child brings their own water bottle to school each day.
  • Please ensure your child brings a coat for outdoor play.
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45 - 8:55am. Pick-up time is 3:30pm.