Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome to 4AH

 

The 4AH team includes: Mr. Hogg, Miss Clark and Miss Hallsworth. 

Habitats of the world

We are starting a wild new topic this half term: 'Habitats of the world'. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities this term learning about where animals live, about how they live in different environments and issues they are facing in the natural world

Here's what to expect:

The overall question that we shall be working towards answering is: 'Could we do more to protect the habitats of the world?’

These sub-questions (or challenges), delivered to the children each week, will build up their skills, knowledge and understanding in order to help them consider the overall question:

 

Challenge 1

How do we hear? (Science – living things and their habitats).

Challenge 2 

and 

Challenge 3

Where in the world do we find endangered species? (geography - mapping) 

How has climate change and land use endangered animals? (science/ geography - environmental changes/ land use)

Challenge 4

How can we persuade people to protect animals? (art – photo montage)

Challenge 5

How can literature inspire our artwork? (Art - inspiration)

Challenge 6

Why is the Bible so important to Christians today? (RE)

Challenge 7

Answering the big question.

English

This term we will be reading lots of different books, some will be non-fiction to help us discover more about our world and the animals that inhabit it. These books will help us construct a non-chronological report about animals and where they live.  In addition to this, we are reading superb book, written by Michael Morpurgo, Kensuke's Kingdom. It is a tale of family on the sailing the waves. This will serve as inspiration for some narrative writing we will be doing. 

We will be continuing our work on reading in our reading rocks lessons every Monday, we will be starting new books over this term, that we explore in depth and improve our comprehension skills. 

Maths

Look our for our tri-weekly maths newsletter - it keeps you up-to-date with the latest units of work that your child is studying, and gives you helpful tips on how you can help at home.

This term, we'll be exploring place value, formal methods of addition, subtraction,  multiplication and division, all whilst investigating graphs, decimals and place value (it sounds hefty, but don't worry - 4AH are awesome at maths and our lessons are fun!).

 

Times Tables

The Year 4 teachers are relentless when it comes to times tables. We want to be the fastest year group in the school to respond to times table questions.  

Please help your child to learn all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by asking them questions at home (just throw in a "What's 7 x 5?" whilst you're cooking tea; or a "What's 9 x 4"? on the school run...).

Here are a few websites that the children are familiar with that they can access from home to help them learn their times tables: 

Hit the Button 

Espresso (Your child should know the login details - if not, come and see us.)

Daily 10

 

Other Info...

S W I M M I N G

Every Wednesday morning - please ensure your child brings their Swimming Kit to school. 

U K U L E L E

The Year 4 curriculum continues to be enriched with ukulele practise every Wednesday afternoon.

P E

In addition to swimming, Year 4 will have a P.E lesson every week - please ensure that their full PE kit is in school every week. It can be taken home to be washed at the weekend or at the end of each term.

R E A D I N G

The children take a reading book home every night. They must read at home to an adult and have their reading record signed at least twice per week. 

H O M E W O R K

Topic homework is set as a project at the beginning of each term. It is due in just before the end of the term so that the whole class can celebrate their homework together. You will find the information about this in the letter that was sent home (if this has been misplaced, you can find it here).

Maths and spelling homework will be sent home every Tuesday and will be due in the following Tuesday.