Welcome to Grasshopper Class Page!

Grasshopper class is one of the Year 4 classes here at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From browsing this page, you will be able to read all about our engaging curriculum for the half term and see all of our fantastic learning activities which have occurred each week. The children in Grasshopper class will have PE on Tuesdays in the Autumn term. Therefore please can you ensure that they come to school in suitable clothes on this day.

Who works in our classroom?


Teacher: Miss Overson         Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Wilshin

  

Our Curriculum – Autumn 1:

This half term we will be learning:

English

In English this half term will be starting by exploring the text, The Canal, which is a warning story. The children will be using the Talk for Writing approach to learn the model text through actions. The children will be exploring how to use expanded noun phases, the use of 'power of three', how to describe the weather for setting and the use of prepositional phases on their writing. Towards the end of the half term the children will look at the model text, Kingston Frost Dragon, which is an information text.

Maths

In maths this half term we will be looking at 4-digit numbers in place value. In our first unit of place value, we will be exploring how to round to the nearest 10 and 100, counting in 1,000s, representing 4-digit numbers and looking at numbers up to 10,000 on a number line. Moving into the second unit of place value, we will be exploring finding 1,000 more and less of a number, comparing and ordering 4-digit numbers, counting in 25s and begin to look at negative numbers.

Science

In science this half term is based around our human body. We will be looking into the building blocks of the human body, our teeth and their functions, how our food is digested, what a healthy diet consists of and the importance of vitamins and minerals.

History

In history this half term we will be learning about life in Ancient Rome. The children will explore the origins of Rome and understand some of the geographical factors that led to Rome being powerful. Then we will learn about how significant Pompeii was in Roman history discussing the historical evidence that remains to this day.

Geography

In geography, our focus is 'Spatial Sense' with an emphasis on location. We begin our unit by learning how to use an atlas. Then we will be looking at the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, how to use a scale on a map, what a grid reference is used for, our local area now and how it has changed over time.

P.E.

In PE we will be exploring a range of different balls skills in one of our lessons and then learning skills based around Tag Rugby in our second. These will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Religious Education

In R.E., our focus this half term is on Christianity and why are churches different. During this unit, we will be looking at the Christian year, how and what Christians celebrate in church, the use of a dating system for Christians and how churches are different by comparing and contrasting two.

Spanish

In Spanish this half term we will revisit some of the core language we have learned in our first year of learning (asking and answering their name, where they live, greetings, days of the week, months of the year, classroom instructions, numbers and age). We will also learn the rooms in a school and the objects that can be found in a classroom.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In P.H.S.E., this half term, we will be learning about rights, rules and responsibilities. We will explore the idea of respect and apply this to our school life. We will also discuss class rules and the importance of them in keeping us safe.

Art

Our art we will be exploring different elements of art: colour, line and texture. We will be expanding our knowledge of tertiary colours, practising creating tone by using stippling, understanding what contour and descriptive lines and by using our knowledge creating a detailed image of an animal.

Design and Technology

In D&T we will be looking at adapting a recipe by making different flavoured biscuits. During the unit, we will be looking at following a recipe, testing and tasting ingredients, looking at designs and budgets and ending with a biscuit bake-off to see which one is the nicest. 

Music

In music we will be exploring body- and tuned-percussion in the rainforests. Throughout the unit we will be looking at different elements of music by using different tracks. For example we start with pitter patter raindrops.

Computing

In computing the children will understand the need to be thoughtful when working on a collaborative document, use comments to suggest changes to a document and understand how to resolve comments, plan a survey with a range of different questions types that will provide different types of answers. Then they will export data to a spreadsheet, highlighting data, using conditional formatting and calculating averages and sums of numbers.

 

Knowledge Organisers 

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made. 

Geography

History

Science

Religious Education

Art

Spanish

Computing

Music

DT

 

Our class text: Charlotte's Web by E.B.White

Newsflash

 

Weekly Newsflash w/c 19.09.22

In English this week we have been innovating our class text. We have based our writing on a warning tale about visiting the beach. In maths we have continued our learning about numbers to 10,000. We have used number lines, place value grids and counters to represent our 4- digit numbers. In History we have learnt about the Roman Republic, we even compared their government system to ours. We have also continued to read our class text 'Charlotte's Web' and have really enjoyed learning about the comings and goings on the farm.

Weekly Newsflash w/c 12.09.22 

What a busy and jam-packed week Y4 have had! This was the first full week covering our curriculum. All the children have settled in really well and have adjusted to the changes in Y4. In English, we have been looking at the different features within our model text. The children have practiced using expanded noun phrases, 'power of three', describing the weather for the setting and using prepositional phrases.  In maths, we have spent lots of time embedding our place value knowledge of up to 4 digit numbers. Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Tuesday. 

Weekly Newsflash w/c 05.09.22

What a wonderful week! This week we settled in with some discussion based activities on Monday and got to know our new teacher. We then started on our new curriculum. In English we began to learn our new class text – The Canal – a warning tale. Please ask us if we can recall this to you. In maths we have started our learning on numbers to 1,000, using base 10 equipment to show our understanding. We also started our new class book, Charlotte's Web where we role played characters.

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