Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome to 4WW

Mrs. Waite and Miss Wainman are incredibly excited to be taking over from Miss Hall and continuing with the children on their learning journey. 

Mrs. Waite is in class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Miss Wainman is in class all week. 

 

Topic

We are kicking off the new term with our deliciously rousing topic, 'Food Glorious Food'

Here's what to expect:

The overall question that we shall be working towards answering is: 'Are the World's food resources shared fairly?'

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:

   

Ch 1

What food resources do we have in the UK compared to other countries? (geography – sharing the world’s resources -DT Food)

Ch 2 & 3

What food do we need for healthy teeth and healthy bodies? (Science – teeth, digestion, DT food – preparing a balanced meal)

Ch 4

How do animals get their food? (Food chains - Science)

Ch 5

How can we persuade others to share resources fairly (Art - Printing of propaganda posters. Music – listening to songs inspired by food)

Ch 6

Can religions help to build a fair world? (RE)

 

English

Brace yourselves for the enthralling Percy Jackson Olympian book series by Rick Riordan. We'll be getting stuck into the novel, 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' and basing many of our English lessons around it (hello, narrative writing - our imaginations will run wild!). 

You may also find that your child becomes even more persuasive than normal as we delve into persuasive writing as part of our 'Food Glorious Food' topic.

The children will also continue to develop their understanding of spelling, grammar and punctuation along the way. 

 

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 multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and measurement (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 Friday and will be due in the following Friday.