# Year 4 Octopus

Spring Two

Our new class text for this term is Charlotte's Web. We will be looking at narrative writing inkeeping with the style of the book, and writing a diary entry to show empathy and understanding of plot.

In Maths, we are going back to looking at place value and applying our embedded knowledge into reasoning and problem solving skills in order to show our National Standard skills. We will look at written method for the four operations, rounding and estimation.

Spring One

To start the new year off, we are going to be looking at the brilliant book 'Cliffhanger' by Jacqueline Wilson. The children will gain experience in writing their own narrative, as well as taking part in debates and creating their own argument based around the events of the book!

In maths, we are going to be focusing on the topic of time, including analogue and digital, and converting between 12 and 24 hour clocks. We will then delve into measure, and use our multiplication and division skills to convert between different units of measure such as metres and centimetres, which will lead us nicely into decimals. Finally, we will finish the term by revisiting shape and delving further into this complex topic by classifying shapes and learning the features.

Autumn Two

Our English book this half term is 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. We are going to learn all about Lila, and her quest to become a firework maker.

In maths this term, we are going to be working on multiplication and division before beginning the topic of fractions!

We are going to have a brilliant first term together!

In English, we are going to immerse ourselves in the world of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We are going to meet many magical creatures and ignite our imagination ready to create our own imaginative writing!

In Maths we are beginning the year by looking at place value, and ensuring thorough understanding of each digit in a number. From here, we will move on to using number lines to master skills such as rounding and counting backwards, including negative numbers! Finally, we will consolidate and extend upon our knowledge of column method as a means to add and subtract up to four digit numbers.

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