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 Miss Roaches.

This week’s news:

In English this week, we begin learning about instructional texts. We will read a range and explore their features. We will practise writing a new type of complex sentence and then end the week by planning our own instructions for making a helpful potion! Our Spelling focus this week: the prefixes anti and inter.  In Maths this week, we continue to explore tenths and hundredths as decimals and fractions. We will revise the rule of dividing one and two-digit numbers by 10 and explore the result as tenths and hundredths.

Please check school bags for Primary Live information on Monday 11th March.

Our Gallery:

Learners of the Week:

Toby – for writing an amazing story

Scarlett – for making a wonderful papier mache hot air balloon and for being considerate to others

Joe – for a super report about Italy

This Term’s Certificates:

Tyrone – Silver

Toby – Gold

Evan, Daniel and Chloe  – Super Gold

Carys and Scarlett – Platinum

New Maths Passports:

Carys – Asia

New Pen Licences:

Carys, Toby, Isabel, Olivia, Gracie, Chloe, Poppy, Ciaran, Alicja and Nathan

This Term in Bushbucks:

English: We will learn about Non Chronological Reports by reading and writing texts that would appear in a Travel Guide about Europe. We will then spend time reading and writing recipes, an example of an instructional text. We conclude the term by beginning a unit of work on play scripts.

Maths: Our units of work in Maths this term are Fractions and Decimals. We will use a range of images, including bar models to help children understand that they are both equal parts of a whole.

Science: Our topic for this term is Working Scientifically. We will learn how to plan and carry out a scientific investigation over time and across both of our school sites. The children in Year 4 will work collaboratively and choose the question to investigate. We end the term by writing a full scientific report about our learning. (New Vocabulary: aim, prediction, method, results and conclusion)

RE: We are learning about beliefs in action in the world, specifically Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

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

Geography: We will learn about countries in Europe that the children in Year 4 have expressed an interest in.

Art: We will be learning about the French artist Henri Matisse. We will plan a group still life which include some of our favourite props (more information to follow) and paint it using his iconic bright, vibrant colours.

Music: We are participating in Primary Live on April 2nd at the City Hall so our Music this term is learning the singing pieces in preparation for this. Your child should already have brought home song words and there will be a letter about the event soon.

PE: Our REAL PE topic this term focuses on being ‘Creative’. Year 4 also has Street Dance in Term 4. Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please ensure you have your kit on these days.

Computing: Our learning is based around coding this term and we will use the programme Scratch to develop our skills.

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:

Home Learning Spring 4

Reading Related Activities:

The final date to hand in any Reading Related Activities that your child may have completed is: Monday 1st April 2019.

Maths Passports:

We 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