call-answerclose-envelopefacebook-placeholder-for-locate-places-on-mapsarrowtranslatesearchlinkcalendarnewsletterstwitter

Interactive Bar

  • Translate

  • Search

School Logo

Lunsford

Primary School

Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence

Koala (Year 4)

Spring 1

We are now into the Spring Term: I hope that you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are ready to return to school. 

 

English

In English this term, we will be reading another chapter book called 'Varjak Paw': Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue Kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs, and strangest of all, the mysterious Vanishings. 

 

 

Grammar topics will be taught once a week as a discrete lesson and as starters five times a week. This term, we will be looking: adjectives, homophones, commas after fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and determiners. 

 

Finally, spellings will continue to be taught three times a week both in the morning and after lunch, practising and testing completed within school. However, children will be sent home with the weekly spellings, so they can be practised at home as well. We will be looking at the year 3 and 4 spelling words, which are posted below. 

 

Maths:

In maths this term, children will be working through the Area and Multiplication and Division B block. This includes: multiplying by 10 and 100; dividing by 10 and 100; multiply up to a 3-digit number by a single-digit number; divide up to a 3-digit number by a single-digit number; correspondence questions. In addition, children will be working through the Length and Perimeter block. This includes: measuring in kilometres and metres; equivalent lengths; perimeter of a rectangle; perimeter of polygons. 

In lessons, children will have the opportunity to practise the 'fluency' of each concept before moving onto reasoning and problem solving. 

Each week, the class will get a chance to use Times Tables Rock Stars at school, as mental calculations are so important in all aspects of maths! Children can also use this website at home to develop their efficiency and accuracy in times tables. 

 

Topic - Geography: Mountains;

Science:  Sound;

Computing: Data Logging;

Art: Van Gogh;

RE: What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

PSHE: Dreams and Goals;

French: My Family; 

Music: Violins/ Charanga.

 

PE will take place twice a week: Monday with Mr Dickinson and another day in the week with Mrs Walker - this day will alter, so it will be made aware to you when the children need to wear PE kits. Children need to wear their PE kits on these days. Forest School will take place regularly throughout the term: a list of dates will be made available as and when required. 

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday to be returned to school the following Thursday to be marked as a whole class or by Mrs Walker. The children should complete their work in their homework book. Homework will be arithmetic or calculations practice and reading comprehension. All homework is discussed with the children before they take it home. However, if your child is unsure what to do, please encourage them to ask the class teacher for help before it is due in. 

The children should all be reading regularly at home, particularly if they are not confident readers. It is useful if children are discussing their reading with an adult to develop their comprehension and discussion skills and filling in their reading records with comments about what they are reading. The children are welcome to bring in a suitable reading book from home if they wish. 

Autumn 2

Welcome back to this second autumn term, with the countdown to Christmas! Again, we have a very busy number of weeks ahead of us, which will take place in our new building!

 

English

In English this term, we will be reading a chapter book called 'The Boy at the Back of the Class': this book offers a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. 

 

 

Grammar topics will be taught once a week as a discrete lesson and as starters five times a week. This term, we will be looking at concepts from year 4.

Finally, spellings will be taught three times a week both in the morning and after lunch, with all practising and testing completed within school. We will be looking at the year 3 and 4 spelling words, which are posted below. 

 

Maths:

In maths this term, children will be working through the Area and Multiplication and Division A blocks. These include: counting squares, making squares, comparing shapes; multiples of 3, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 7, multiplying by 1 and 0, dividing a number by 1 and itself. 

In lessons, children will have the opportunity to practise the 'fluency' of each concept before moving onto reasoning and problem solving. 

Each week, the class will get a chance to use Times Tables Rock Stars at school, as mental calculations are so important in all aspects of maths! Children can also use this website at home to develop their efficiency and accuracy in times tables. 

 

Topic - History: World War II

Science: The Digestive System

Computing: Programming - Repetition in Shapes

Art: Blitz pictures and World War II posters

RE: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

PSHE: Celebrating Me

French: Presenting Myself;

Music: Violins/ Charanga.

 

PE will take place twice a week: Monday with Mr Dickinson and another day in the week with Mrs Walker - this day will alter, so it will be made aware to you when the children need to wear PE kits. Children need to wear their PE kits on these days. Forest School will take place regularly throughout the term: a list of dates will be made available as and when required. 

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday to be returned to school the following Thursday to be marked as a whole class or by Mrs Walker. The children should complete their work in their homework book. Homework will be arithmetic or calculations practice and reading comprehension. All homework is discussed with the children before they take it home. However, if your child is unsure what to do, please encourage them to ask the class teacher for help before it is due in. 

The children should all be reading regularly at home, particularly if they are not confident readers. It is useful if children are discussing their reading with an adult to develop their comprehension and discussion skills and filling in their reading records with comments about what they are reading. The children are welcome to bring in a suitable reading book from home if they wish. 

Autumn Term 1

I hope that you all had a relaxing and safe six weeks holiday and are ready for the new school term! I am really excited to be meeting and teaching you all :). This year, the children will have Mrs Walker, Mr Murray and Mrs Anderson (mornings). On a Tuesday morning, Mrs Corner will be teaching core topics, such as spellings, grammar and writing skills. We have so much to get through this year and will be starting as we mean to go on! 

 

English:     

In English this term,  we will be reading a picture book, called 'The King who Banned the Dark': the new young king is frightened of the dark, so on day one of his reign, he decides he'll ban it. The dark is banished and because everyone has got what they thought they wanted, everyone is happy. Until, of course, they realise what living in constant light is really like. 

 We will be focusing on: writing a letter; journalistic writing; writing a newspaper report; writing a balanced argument; writing a speech and writing our own narrative.

Grammar topics will be taught once a week as a discrete lesson and as starters five times a week. This term, we will be looking at concepts from year 4, including: nouns; pronouns; compound words; adverbs to express time and cause; possessive pronouns and fronted adverbials. 

Finally, spellings will be taught three times a week both in the morning and after lunch, with all practising and testing completed within school. We will be looking at the year 3 and 4 spelling words, which are posted below. 

 

Maths:

In maths this term, children will be working through the Place Value unit and Addition and Subtraction unit of White Rose Maths. This includes: representing numbers to 1000 and 10000; partitioning numbers; using number lines; Roman numerals; rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000; add and subtracting four digit numbers; estimating numbers. In lessons, children will have the opportunity to practise the 'fluency' of each concept before moving onto reasoning and problem solving. 

Each week, the class will get a chance to use Times Tables Rock Stars at school, as mental calculations are so important in all aspects of maths! Children can also use this website at home to develop their efficiency and accuracy in times tables. 

 

Topic - Geography: Ancient Egyptians;

Science: States of Matter;

Computing: Computer Systems and Networks - the Internet

Art: Canopic jars and lids (children need to remember to bring in an old t-shirt or apron);

RE: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

PSHE: Being Me (goals and aspirations);

French: Presenting Myself;

Music: Violins/ Charanga.

 

PE will take place twice a week: Monday with Mr Dickinson and Tuesday in Term 1 will be cricket in the morning. Children need to wear their PE kits on these days. Forest School will take place regularly throughout the term: a list of dates will be made available as and when required. 

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday to be returned to school the following Thursday to be marked as a whole class. The children should complete their work in their homework book. Homework will be arithmetic or calculations practice and reading comprehension. All homework is discussed with the children before they take it home. However, if your child is unsure what to do, please encourage them to ask the class teacher for help before it is due in. 

The children should all be reading regularly at home, particularly if they are not confident readers. It is useful if children are discussing their reading with an adult to develop their comprehension and discussion skills and filling in their reading records with comments about what they are reading. The children are welcome to bring in a suitable reading book from home if they wish. 

 

Mathematics

 

 

Reading

 

Writing and spellings, grammar and punctuation (GPS)

 

Topic

Top