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Year 4 - Hawthorn

Welcome to Year 4 Hawthorn

 

This half term the children will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians and how they view the after life. 

Each term for the children will be looking at a focus question, this will help guided the children's learning and allow them develop their researching skills.

 

Focus question: What is involved in the Egyptian death and after life?

  • I can demonstrate that I understand about the achievements of the earliest civilizations.
  • I can demonstrate that I have an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared.

 

 

English 

The children will be learning about diary entries and creating a narrative based on the book 'The Silver Swan'. 

 

Here is a bit about the book:

A boy living by a Scottish loch sees a beautiful silver swan land on the water. She remains at the loch, mates and there are soon five cygnets too. The boy watches them in awe and pride. When snowy winter sets in, all the birds and animals around the loch must scavenge desperately for food. The fox also has cubs to feed...  A remarkably dramatic and compassionate story about Nature, magnificently told and stunningly illustrated with sweeping pastel landscapesA boy living by a Scottish loch sees a beautiful silver swan land on the water. She remains at the loch, mates and there are soon five cygnets too. The boy watches them in awe and pride. When snowy winter sets in, all the birds and animals around the loch must scavenge desperately for food. The fox also has cubs to feed...

A remarkably dramatic and compassionate story about Nature, magnificently told and stunningly illustrated with sweeping pastel landscapes

 

SPAG Focus for the next few weeks:

- Fronted adverbials to show the passage of time

-Adverbs to show the passage of time

- The conjunctions when, if and because

  • How to use when: We use when as a conjunction meaning ‘at the time that’. The clause with when is a subordinate clause (sc) and needs a main clause (mc) to complete its meaning. If the when-clause comes before the main clause, we use a comma.

 

  • How to use because: because introduces a subordinate clauses. It connect the result of something with its reason for example 'I went to the park to play because it was sunny outside.'

 

  • How to use if: 

We often use if to introduce possible or impossible situations or conditions and their results. The situations or conditions can be real, imagined or uncertain:

I usually make a sandwich to take to work if I have enough time. (real)

If you don’t book now, you won’t get good tickets. (real)

They’d have got the job done quicker if they’d had more people working on it. (imagined)

Will you bring my glasses down if you go upstairs? (uncertain)

               

- Extended noun phrase (blood, red roses) 

 

Maths 

This half term in Maths we will be looking at Place Value and understanding how numbers are constructed. We have been using a variety of different resources to help us understand this construction. If I was to write number 1234, I have 1 thousand, 2 hundred, 3 tens and 4 ones.

 

Science 

In Science we will be looking at living things including humans, our main focus is understanding the human digestive system and how our teeth help us with our diet. We will be looking at food chains and understanding how those work. This week we will be looking at the different organs in the human body and their jobs. In Science we will be looking at living things including humans, our main focus is understanding the human digestive system and how our teeth help us with our diet. We will be looking at food chains and understanding how those work. This week we will be looking at the different organs in the human body and their jobs. 

 

 

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