Miss Diffey and Mrs Pachecho
Hello from Puffins! Miss Diffey and Mrs Pacheco are here to teach and support you every day!
This term we will be studying ‘How does Chard carnival bring people together?’ This will involve us making key comparisons between the UK and Brazil and looking at the history of carnivals. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, there are no carnivals taking place in Somerset this autumn, so we will be unable to take part in the Chard Children’s Carnival as we have done for the last two years but we are planning an online virtual experience instead. Mrs Morton will continue supporting our Art and Music, and we will be making carnival costumes and props.
In Science, we will be exploring electricity and sound, looking at how electricity is made, making and testing circuits and designing our own alarms.
In English, we will focus on a range of genres and texts, allowing the children to extend their ability in writing. Some of these will incorporate key themes from this term’s topic around deforestation and extinction. In Maths, we will be focusing on place value and addition and subtraction. As well as this, we will focus on the children’s speed and ability to recall their times tables, in preparation for the end of year four statutory times tables test. Furthermore, we will revisit key arithmetic skills that we will continue to develop on a daily basis.
We will be learning about Hinduism in Religious Education and will use some well-known Hindu stories in our English work too.
Our P.E lessons will be taught by class teachers and visiting coaches. For P.E lessons please ensure your child has suitable clothing for either indoor or outdoor activities.
Spellings will be weekly, which are based on a rule that the children will need to learn to enable them to apply to their writing. Homework will also be weekly, set on a Friday and collected the following Thursday. In addition to this, it is expected that over the course of a week, children will have read five times. There will be the opportunity of a Year 4 lunch time Homework Club to ensure this can be completed with support as necessary.
We look forward to a great term of learning!