Autumn Term's REAL Project
'Do Stories Live Forever?'
For our first exciting REAL Project in Team Year 4, we will be taking a trip down Memory Lane as we explore whether stories told by those that live and have lived in our community do last forever. Miss Fawn and Mrs Goffin are very excited by this 'Our World' project as it gives everybody a wonderful opportunity to find out about each other, their lives, families and interests. We will also delve into the depths of Scartho’s history, discovering whether others’ stories really last forever, and we will be observing changes in the community from years gone by and predicting what the future might look like for us! Our project will end with an exciting donation of our published works to the town of Scartho so that our stories and findings might live on through others.
During our English lessons, we will explore the picture book, ‘Voices in the Park’ by Anthony Browne, which is a story looking at different people’s perspectives on the same day. Using the images as a stimulus, we will describe our own versions and write in character by implementing the Talk 4 Writing technique. We’ll also look at poetry and explore ‘The Power of a Voice’.
We're beginning Autumn term by reminding ourselves of that all important 'place value' and cementing our knowledge there. Afterwards, we'll be looking at both addition and subtraction which will take us up to the October half term. We're going to make use of SOLE to explore area and perimeter, properties of number and measuring (in cooking lessons).
We have a big emphasis on making sure we learn our times tables in Year 4, as to meet end of year expectations, all children need to know up to their 12x tables. Help at home is vital to ensure your child grows in confidence with number and multiplication facts, and their love of maths continues to develop. Mental maths lessons in class should complement the support given at home.
You can follow your Year 4 teachers on Twitter, with regular updates, photographs and reminders of what's happening at school.
You can also email us directly.
Miss Fawn: Nichola.Fawn@scarthojunior.co.uk
Mrs Goffin: Katherine.Goffin@scarthojunior.co.uk
Year 4's PE/Games days are Wednesday and Thursday - a full kit is essential.
Spellings will go home on most Mondays and be tested on the Friday.
Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.