Year 4 Parents Information Booklet

					       Year 5 Parents
     Information Booklet

      Autumn Term
Topic: Myths and Legends
 ‘At Harlow Green Community Primary School we
want your child to feel happy and secure through
  offering a broad, stimulating curriculum which
   challenges and motivates. We aim to provide
  opportunities for children to achieve their full
  potential academically, creatively and socially’.
                 Knowledge and Understanding                      Communication, Language & Literacy
ICT                                                             discuss the key features of a myth including
        To use the internet as a research tool                  their meanings
        Recording radio broadcasts
                                                                To describe and create mythical characters
        Data logging
                                                                To explore and create settings
        To design and make a mask                              To compare legends with myths
        To evaluate completed project                          Using similes and metaphors
        Tie dying                                              To draft, write and improve their own myth.
                                                                To read and respond to persuasive texts.
                                                                Identify features of persuasive texts, look
        To recognise the importance of the Bible to
                                                                 at persuasive vocabulary
        To be aware that the Bible has been written in         Revise the use of and write using formal and
         many languages and styles                               informal language
        To know that the Bible is made up of different         Create a radio advert
         books written by different authors                     prepare a debate on a key issue.
        To reflect on what Christians mean by „The Word
         of God‟
        To investigate the Psalms and what they represent
                                                                To introduce numbers 21-30
        To understand many of our laws are based on rules      To introduce family members
         set out in the Ten Commandments                        To revise numbers to 30 and family
        To find evidence in the Bible relating to harvest       members
         and the sharing of crops                               To introduce masculine and feminine
        To know that there are 4 gospels and that
                                                                To write about members of family
         Christians believe they tell the good news of Jesus
        To read the Beatitudes and understand that they
                                                                To use French for “my”
         give rules for living                                  To introduce colours
Personal, social & Emotional Development                    Physical Development
   To learn and play together                    Delivered by specialist teachers
   To know our rights and responsibilities.   Tag Rugby
   To contribute to a whole class project.       To throw and catch the ball
   To cope with uncomfortable feelings           To pass backwards
   To create a dream school.                     To tackle and run with the ball
   To create a school timetable, logo and        To play small sided games

                                                            Creative Development
                                                  Delivered by a specialist music teacher

                                                  To create a pop art self portrait.
                                                  : To create montage of images in different
                                                  To recreate a still life drawing by Andy
            Mathematical Development                                      Knowledge and Understanding
(please see the school website for information on how to carry     Science
             out different methods of calculation)
                                                                  Investigate how sounds are made
  Counting partitioning, rounding and
   calculating linked to place value.
                                                                  To investigate how sounds can be changed.
  multiplying by 10 and 100
                                                                  To observe how sound travels through
  recognising and continuing sequences of
                                                                   different materials.
   numbers including using decimals
                                                                  To plan and carry out an investigation
  addition and subtraction of whole numbers,
                                                                  To collect and present data on how far
   including relevant word problems and
                                                                   sound travels.
  Securing number facts
                                                                  To research and present the 1960s.
  Recognising the properties of 2D and 3D
                                                                  To know about a key sporting event of the
                                                                   1960s (1966 world cup)
  Data handling and word problems using
                                                                  To record a commentary of a historic event.
   shape and money, including writing own
                                                                  To know about a key event from the 1960s
                                                                   (moon landing)
  Data handling using factors and statements.
                                                                  To know about the hippy movement.
  Venn and Caroll diagrams
  Interpreting data from tables and graphs
  Collecting and presenting data in table and
   graph form
  Finding the mode
  Estimating and measuring length and weight
  Converting measurements
Dear parents/guardians,                                          Autumn Term Dates
This information book aims to give you an overview
of your child‟s learning during the Autumn Term
(1st half).                                           Week Beginning      Parent Welcome
Objectives that your child‟s teacher aims to cover       28.9.09              Meetings
are listed, whilst it is split into general subject      9.10.09           Mrs Old/Mrs
areas many of these objectives will be taught                             Blinkhorn‟s class
through a cross-curricular approach i.e. an RE                                assembly
lesson may be taught using music as a stimulus.
                                                      Week Beginning        Maths Week
If you feel you can contribute resources
(photographs, artefacts etc), or have a particular
                                                        14.10.09         Governors Meeting
interest in any area of this topic please contact
your child‟s teacher.
                                                      Week Beginning     Parents Evenings
Our topic during the Autumn term is „Myths and           2.11.09
Legends‟. We will be looking Myths and Legends        Week Beginning     Enterprise Week
from different times and cultures and comparing         30.11.09
them. We will be designing and creating our own       Week Beginning   Christmas Productions
heroes, creatures and myths. In History we will be       7.12.09
concentrating on the 1960‟s and significant events    Week Beginning     Christmas Parties
from that era, including the Moon landing and the       14.12.09
1966 world cup. The children will be presenting
their findings in different formats using ICT. In
science we will be looking at „changing sounds‟ and
how sound is made and changed using instruments.
-Mr Graham, Mrs Old, Mrs Blinkhorn.
                     School Uniform
All uniform must be named
Gold polo shirt
Bottle Green sweatshirt or cardigan
Grey or black trousers, skirts or pinafores
Green checked summer dresses
Black shoes
No jewelry other than a watch may be worn.
(recently pieced ears must be covered with
plasters, earrings must be removed as soon as
                       PE Kit
All PE Kit must be named and kept in a
drawstring bag
Plain white top (no buttons or collar)
Dark shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings (no
Sandshoes or trainers
Long hair must be tied back
Numeracy: Work set on a Monday to be returned
by the following Wednesday.
Literacy: Work set on a Friday to be returned by
the following Monday
Reading: As arranged by your child’s teacher.

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