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Diamond Academy-23

4LR

This year 4LR will be learning through a range of exciting topics, that will encourage their natural curiosity and develop their knowledge. 

Pupils will be reading class novels, starting with Charlotte’s Web in the first half term. Using these stories, new reading and writing skills will be taught. Children will get to explore a range of texts through independent reading activities and the use of accelerated reader. Writing skills such as speech, conjunctions and fronted adverbials will be applied to a number of different genres.

Through the use of Maths - No Problem! pupils will be working with numbers up to 10,000. Topics include place value, addition and subtraction and fractions. There will ample opportunity for children to apply their skills to reasoning problems, where they will focus on their explanations. This focus will begin immediately in order for the children to become accustomed to these question types. 

In topic, 4LR will be covering topics such as Misty Mountain, I am Warrior and Potions. The first half term will begin with Blue Abyss, where the class will focus on life in the ocean. This will include a trip to Blue Reef Aquarium, where staff will teach the class about underwater life cycles and the threats currently facing sea life. This focus will allow us to complete persuasive writing linked to real life events.

As well as this, 4LR will be going swimming in the Autumn term every Thursday morning to the Aquatic Centre. They will need a swimming costume and towel each week. 

What their teacher says:

I can’t wait to get started in Year 4 again. There are many exciting topics that I know the children are going to enjoy. We have a wonderful hard-working class and I know it’s going to be a brilliant year.
Mrs Roffe

What the children say:

“We can’t wait to go swimming - some of us will be going for the first time ever!” “I am looking forward to improving my maths and handwriting this year.”