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Snow Leopard Class webpage...
For 2017-18, Snow Leopard Class is a Year Four class. We follow a three year rolling programme of learning that enables us to ensure that children do not unnecessarily encounter the same learning twice, whilst ensuring that the knowledge and skills for each subject are taught. The children’s own interests are incorporated within our themes, thus making their learning more personal and relevant.
As our Year Four children are the oldest in the school, they have the opportunity to take on more responsibilities to help our school run smoothly.
w/c Monday 20th November
Our focus in English this week is non-chronological (fact) reports; we are linking this learning to our 'Habitats' theme. We will begin by looking at the structure and language used in this genre. We will learn about the similarities between written reports and factual reports made for television. We will watch clips from the 'Jungles' episode from the BBC Planet Earth series. We will then group and organise notes about this episode into paragraphs, before writing them up into a non-chronological report.
Our focus this week is rounding. We will learn how to round numbers to the nearest 10 or nearest 100. We will then use these skills to help us estimate the answer to addition and subtraction calculations.
What are we learning this half-term?
Our themes this half-term are...
THE UNITED KINGDOM
In our COMPUTING lessons, we are learning about how to create multi-media texts for a range of purposes.
In PE sessions, we are learning how to set challenging, but achievable, personal targets and how to use them to improve our fitness; we are also working with Mr Mason (from Premier Sport) to improve our gymnastic skills.
In MUSIC lessons, we are learning the fundamentals of pulse, rhythm, pitch and dynamics through singing and learning to play recorders and glockenspiels.
Towards the end of term, we will be learning about Christmas in our RE lessons.
(spellings & times-tables)
The Home Learning sheet for this half-term can be found below...