Bushbucks

Welcome to the Bushbucks’ Class Page!

Welcome to Bushbucks. We are a Year 4 class. Our teacher is Miss Church and our teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas.

This week’s news:

In Maths this week, we are learning to interpret line graphs. We will explore that to draw a line graph, you need to have continuous, not discrete data. We will also answer one-step and two-step problems using the graphs that we explore. We plan to collect some continuous data of our own and then attempt to draw our own line graphs from the data we collected. In English, we continue with our unit of writing based around stories with dilemmas. We will focus on characters and the different ways that we can describe and show their feelings/traits using powerful adjectives and adjective strings. We will also practise writing Power of Three sentences which are useful in the build up and climax of a story.  Our spelling focus this week is dedicated to practising words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list using: pyramid writing, bubbling, make the word a picture, words within words, syllable splitting, rainbow writing, mnemonics and missing vowels.

Our Gallery:

Learner of the Week:

Iga – for a wonderful story opening using action: “I was impressed with my story opening because I used lots of powerful verbs.”

This Term’s Certificates:

Jayden – Platinum

Megan, Aidan, Sophie and Lily – Silver

Fin – Super Gold

Evangeline and Molly Mae – Bronze

Tilly – Star Pupil

Elliot – Gold

Fianna – Diamond

New Maths Passports:

 

New Pen Licences:

 

This Term in Bushbucks:

English: We begin this term by completing a unit of writing on stories with dilemmas.  We will learn that story openings normally include dialogue, action or description (DAD) and we will therefore practise writing in these ways. We conclude the term by writing letters to a range of audiences, both formal and less formal.

Maths: Our units of work in Maths this term are Statistics and Geometry: Position and Direction.

Science: Our topic for this term is Forces. We will explore that forces work in pairs; that Gravity is a pull force which keeps things on the earth’s crust; that friction is a force which can be both useful and a hindrance and we will investigate gears, levers and pulleys. (New Vocabulary: forces, push, pull, gravity, friction, air resistance, surface area, lever, gear and pulley)

RE: We are learning about the Holy Buildings belonging to different religions.

PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Changing Me’.

Geography: We will learn about our local area and how this has changed in recent years.  We plan to conduct fieldwork within the estate based on traffic.

Music: Our Charanga unit this term is called ‘Lean on Me’ and explores the works of Bill Withers.

PE: Our PE topics this term are Rounders and Street Dance. Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please ensure you have your kit on these days.

Computing: Our learning is based again around ‘connecting’ this term. We begin by exploring ‘copyright’ rules. We hope to compose databases and then interpret them and we conclude the year by contributing to a Class Blog.

Home Learning:

In Year 4, Home Learning is set every Monday and then must be handed in the following Monday for sharing and celebrating! Please see the link below for this term’s Home Learning choices:

Year 4 Home Learning Summer Term

Reading Related Activities:

The final date to hand in any Reading Related Activities that your child may have completed is: Monday 16th July 2018.

Maths Passports:

We now have Maths Passport boxes in both Year 4 class rooms. It is our aim to check the box every day and look at one skill per pupil. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.

Below are some links that you might find useful to support your child at home:

Year 3 and 4 Spellings split into categories

Spelling section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Grammar section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Year 4 Maths 2014 National Curriculum

Link to Mathletics