Class 4 Curriculum Forecast Terms 1 & 2 2015/2016 Dear Parents, This is a brief outline of the work that we will be covering in class 4 over the course of terms 1 & 2. Please feel free to come and talk to me if you wish to discuss any aspect of this programme. Literacy: Classic fiction, settings. character and plot. Non-fiction types – biography, instructions, letters, nonchronological reports, recount, newspaper, explanations, diary/journal, persuasive and discussion writing. Three weekly targeted spelling sessions Numeracy: Securing tables. Compact methods of addition and subtraction. Grid method multiplication. Units of measurement, capacity, volume. Shape and space. Fractions, decimals and percentages and equivalents. Written number problems (multi-step). Sequences and patterns. Practical applications!! Topic/Author: Michael Morpurgo and, in particular, focusing on his novel ‘War Horse’. Our topic for terms 1&2 is ‘Fairs and Festivals’ Science: Electricity – Circuits, Renewable energy, History of electricity ICT: Coding simple Apps (making simple applications for computers and mobile devices). PE: Hockey/Swimming Modern Languages: French Art – Fairground Artwork, Cave Paintings PSHE – Friendships and support Homework – 1 piece of Lit/Topic based homework per week: Usually set on Friday and due following Wednesday. Spellings to be posted on Google Classroom on a Wednesday ready for testing the following Monday. The homework, as a rough guide, shouldn’t take more than 40 minutes to complete. If, however, your child wishes to spend more time completing a task then they’re welcome to do so. Homework will not be set during holidays. SATs – Not mentioned until around Feb!!