Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

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Class 8

Welcome to Class 8

The Class teacher is Mrs. Littlewood.

The Teaching Assistants working with lower key stage two are Mrs Taylor, Mrs Houghton, Mrs Eccleston, Miss Dale and Miss Pattinson.  

Spring Curriculum Statement

Class 8 Year 4

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Welcome back and Happy New Year.  Here is a roundup of what your child will be taught over the coming weeks.

R.E.

Local Church Community

Belonging to a community and the life of the local Christian community.

Eucharist-Relating

Giving and receiving every day. How the Eucharist challenges and enables living and growing in communion.

Lent/Easter-Giving

This topic focuses on Jesus’ loving and self-giving on the cross, the Father’s love that raises him to new life and the challenge to Christians to follow Jesus’ example of self-giving.

ENGLISH

We will continue to work on learning the spelling and meaning of all the words on the Year 4 list.  We will also recognise and spell common homonyms.

We will identify the features of information writing, we will use non-fiction books to find facts.  We will also create our own information writing.

We will explore stories from other cultures and produce our own writing in a similar style.

In grammar we will work on identifying pronouns and the correct use of commas.  We will also continue to work on developing our reading skills.  Please support this work by hearing your child read on a regular basis, and by making sure they bring their completed reading records into school.                                                                          

MATHS

We will continue our work on number.  We will recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.

Measurement-Area We will find the area of shapes and their perimeters.

Fractions- we will recognise and show using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.  We will count in hundredths, add and subtract fractions and solve fraction problems.

Decimals- we will recognise and write decimal equivalents of tenths and hundredths.

We will solve simple measure and money problems involving decimals to two decimal places.  We will convert different units of measure (for example kilometre to metre.).

SCIENCE

We will complete our work on sound. Following this our topics are 

In a State – this topic involves identifying similarities and difference between solids, liquids and gases.

Keys – we will learn how to use decision trees to identify creatures from their characteristics.

Local Human Impact – we will begin to investigate how environmental changes can pose dangers to living things.

COMPUTER STUDIES

We will learn how to search for information and produce Power point presentations, which includes embedding images, hyperlinking pages and websites, inserting graphs, animating slides, debating layouts, styling a variety of fonts and debugging issues.

CROSS CURRICULAR TOPIC 

We will begin the term by studying The Anglo-Saxons.  We will find out where they came from and why they came to Britain.  We will learn about their way of life and their culture.

On Wednesday 10th October we did art and drama activities.  This was part of the visit by the Rise Theatre Company. 

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Class 8 are having weekly music lessons with staff from the music services.  We are learning to play stringed instruments.  We have lots of fun learning songs too.

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P.E.

The Year 4s will continue to have swimming lessons on Mondays.

Music

They will continue to have weekly stringed instrument tuition.

On Wednesday 3rd October we visited the Dewa Experience in Chester.  This trip supported our work on Romans.

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