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Year 4/5: Fig Class Mrs Geraghty

Our theme this term is ‘The Age of Cinema’ where we will become historians on our journey to explore the exciting developments in cinematic entertainment from 1895 and back to the future through a class trip to Cineworld in Sheffield to experience the latest in 4D film technology!

 

In Maths, we will be using a range of fluency and reasoning tasks with the aim of achieving mastery in Place Value and Number. The children will be learning to understand and recognise the value of every numerical digit, to find more or less than a given number, to compare numbers and solve practical problems. We will also cover rounding, interpreting negative numbers and Roman Numerals as well as securing addition and subtraction using column method consistently and accurately.

 

Times Table Superheroes…Fig Class will be undertaking the three minute daily maths challenge! Each week the children will focus on a particular times table (from 3-12 and sometimes two combined) to complete as many calculations as they can. The calculations can be in column or sentence format and as multiplication, division (the inverse of multiplication) or a mixture of the two. The concept is that the children challenge themselves to know their times tables off by heart leading to faster recall when using factors increasing their mathematic fluency and ability. This is also important preparation for children in Year 4 as the government will be rolling out their new Times Table test later this year.

 

In English we will be developing our knowledge and application of Speech, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in accordance with the National Curriculum guidelines. Initially we will begin using the glorious picture book ‘Hugo Cabret’ as we explore the themes as a springboard for our writing.

 

Spelling will be based on ‘spelling families’ eg –augh, –tious with the children developing their understanding of vocabulary using definitions as it is important that children have the ability to use synonyms and realise the power of our language and semantics.

 

Please encourage your children to read a wide range of books at home and nurture a love of reading for pleasure by talking about and sharing what they are reading.

 

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

http://resources.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

 

Challenge – Discuss the themes in Hugo Cabret

 

What would it be like to be an orphan and live on your own?

Is it ever acceptable to steal?

How important is friendship to you?

 

Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn for all KS2 subjects

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Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig

Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  1 BcL500 award winners
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  2 Enjoying Steve Bowkett's stories
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  3 Inspired by the power of stories
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  4 Interpreting Christian art
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  5 Year 5 winners
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  6 Receiving awards

Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results)

Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 1
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 2
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 3
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 4
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 5
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 6
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 7

Author Steve Bowkett sharig techniques with Fig children

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