Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome to 4WW

 

The 4WW team includes: Miss Wainman and Mrs waite.

 

Electrical Excitement

We are starting a new electrifying topic this half term: 'Electrical Excitement'. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities this term learning about how sound and electricity works. 

Here's what to expect:

The overall question that we shall be working towards answering is: 'How do people use electricity in their daily lives?’

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 – sounds).

Challenge 2

Where does our electricity come from? (science – electricity)

Challenge 3

and

Challenge 4

How can we use electricity to make a torch for an explorer? (D+T – designing and making a torch)

Challenge 5

How can we use electricity to compose music? (music – electronic music)

Challenge 6

How does human use of electricity vary across the world? (Geography – mapping)

Challenge 7

What makes a leader worth following? (RE unit 2.4)

Challenge 8

Answering the big question.

English

This term we will be reading lots of different books, all of them non fiction, either instructions or explanations. The book most important to our topic will be our is the DK Electricity, which will help us with both with our writing and our Topic work.  We will be writing our own instructions that we will use to make our own cooking shows! Very exciting! We will also be writing some explanations and scientific experiments.

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 - 4WW 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.