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             Welcome to Penguins Class

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Penguins class is taught by Mrs Down on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Marshall on Thursday and Friday. 

Mrs Evans and Ms Robertson support the children in Penguins class with their learning. 

 

General Information 

PE is on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. This takes place outside as often as possible so the children will benefit from having navy track suit trousers in their PE kit. 
We have a timetabled library session each week where the children are encouraged to choose a book to borrow and bring home to share with you.

Home learning is explained in detail in the Homework document below. 

 

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Picture 2 Mrs Marshall
Picture 3 Mrs Evans
Picture 4 Ms Robertson

Summer Term 2020

Vikings

 

This term we will be finding out about the Viking invasion of Britain. We will discover where the Vikings came from, and why they wanted to come to Britain. We will also find out about their homes, their ships, their clothes and their weapons. The Vikings had an interesting belief system and we will explore what and who they believed in, and also what Viking influences remain in Britain today. 

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History KIRFS (Key Information Recall Facts)

 

  • The Viking age lasted from CE793 until CE1066.
  • The Vikings came from Scandinavia (modern Denmark, Norway and Sweeden)
  • The Vikings travelled in Longships which has a shallow hull, wooden construction, a mast and sail and oars for manpower.
  • The Vikings lived in Longhouses which had turf on the roofs to keep in the heat.
  • The Vikings believed in many Gods. Thor was the god of thunder, and Loki was a cheeky mischief-maker who coukd shape shift to become all different kinds of animals. 

Science KIRFS (Key Information Recall Facts)

 

  • Forces can act in particular directions and can makes objects start moving, stop moving, change shape or change direction. 
  • Forces do not always require contact between two objects (they do not have to be touching).
  • Magnets attract or repel each other, and attract some materials and not others.
  • Magnets have two ends (poles). Opposite poles attract and similar poles repel. 
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Spring Term 2020

Exploring Rivers, Mountains and Coasts 

 

 

This term we will become geographers, exploring rivers, mountains and coasts. We will find out about the formation of a river and follow it's journey form the source to the sea. We will explore how rivers have been important for farming, transportation and the location of settlements. After half term we will use globes, atlas', maps and digital maps to explore different mountain ranges and identify the highest peaks in each continent. We will also find out about coastlines and use geographical vocabulary to describe different features.

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Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

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Geography KIRFs (key information recall facts)

The 7 continents of the world are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica.

The longest river in the world is the Nile in Africa which is 4160 miles long.

The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. Its peak rises to 8,848 m.

The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis in Scotland, standing 1,345m tall.

The Severn River is the longest river in the UK, covering a distance of 220 miles. It flows through Shropshire, Powys, and Worcestershire.

Science KIRFs (Key information recall facts)

The 3 states of matter we are able to observe are solids, liquids and gases.

The air we breathe is full of different gases, but mainly nitrogen and oxygen.

States of matter change when you:

add or remove heat

add or remove pressure

The earth has a specific amount of water that goes through a constant cycle. This is called The Water Cycle.

Condensation and evaporation occur within the water cycle.

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

At some point each half term the children should complete at least three activities from the homework grid. Written work must be presented neatly in your homework book. Creative work can be presented in any way of your choosing. 

 

Please find link to the homework grid below:

 

We will also send weekly spellings home every Thursday which will be tested on the following Thursday morning. Don't forget to also logon to Mathletics each week.

 

Simple ways to make spelling fun

Times Tables

The children need daily practice of their times tables as they are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.

For the first time this year, the government have introduced a statutory times tables test for Year 4 children which will take place in the Summer term. 

 

 

Try this online tables test against the clock

Tips for practicing Times Tables

VIP presentations

Why not try these websites:

Active Lifestyle Survey

Children's Link

Year 4 only: https://ipsos.uk/JZGVA

 

Autumn Term 2019

World War 2

 

This term we will be learning about World War 2 from a child's perspective. We will be learning about how the war started, and which countries were involved. We will investigate what adults and children did at home to keep themselves safe and support the war effort. We will research the Dunkirk rescue, the Battle of Britain and the D-day landings. If you have any artifacts or stories to share please talk to us in school, as first hand experiences bring this facinating topic alive for the children. 

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