Year 4D-Mrs Delaney 2017 - 2018

Mrs Delaney

Year 5 class

Welcome to Year 4D

 

Class Teacher - Mrs Delaney     Teaching Assistant - Mrs Patel

 

This half term we will be asking the question: What's happening underneath our feet?

As Geographers we will reasearch what natural disasters are and why they happen.  We will plot the locations of natural disasters on world maps.  We will also study why tectonic plates collide and how this causes disasters.  We will explore why more disasters happen on the Ring of Fire and how countries are supported after natural disasters occur.

As Scientists we will be looking at States of Matter.  We will study the properties and differences between solids, liquids and gases.  We will also investigate the water cycle and learn to understand the differences between evaporation and condensation.  We will also investigate which solids have liquid tendencies.

As Artists we will study Andy Goldsworthy, Stephanie Peter and Anja Hemmingsen and we will analyse how they use the planet to influence their art work.  We will then use the artist's techniques to create pieces of art that reflect aspects of natural disasters.

As Mathematicians we will using strategies to solve multiplication and division calculations, looking at negative numbers, statistics and time and also revisiting shape.

As learners of English we will be writing narratives, newspapers and poems

As learners with high aspirations we will strive to do our best and gain an  understanding of different disasters in different countries. During certain lessons we will work as a team and try to come up with solutions for any problems which we have been given. 

We will respect the opinions of others during all lessons as well as working effectively within a team when necessary. We will respect how people feel and hard times that they have experienced because of natural disasters.

British value: This half term we are thinking about tolerance in all aspects of our learning.

 

We will also be answering these questions:

 

1.What are natural disasters?

2. What are tectonic plates?

3. Where have natural disasters occured around the world?

4. Why do tsunamis happen?

5. How are tornadoes formed?

6. How do natural disasters in Britain compare to the rest of the world?

7. Who supports countries after a natural disaster?

 

 

Homework and spellings will be given on Friday. Homework MUST be back in by Wednesday and spellings will be tested on the following Friday. We will also revise times tables so encourage your child to practise as much as possible.

 

Please ensure that your child brings in their reading book everyday and make sure
 they bring in their PE kit on Mondays and take it home every Friday to be washed. WE WILL HAVE SWIMMING ON WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK AND FOREST SCHOOL ON THURSDAY.

Monday: Gym

Tuesday: Outdoor PE

Wednesday: Swimming

 

 

"You don't learn to walk by simply following instructions. You learn by doing, trying, and falling over." - Richard Branson
 

 

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Crosslee Community Primary School

Croslee Road

Blackley, Manchester M9 6TG

Tel: 0161 795 8493