Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School


Welcome to Class Four


In Class 4 we are preparing ourselves for a very busy term!


In maths we will continue to develop our key skills to solve problems and puzzles and will also be using recipes to help us with our work on ratio and proportion. We will continue to create our own word problems and this term they will involve weight and capacity.   Our key focus will be to learn our tables (using times Tables Rock Stars to help us) and to apply that knowledge throughout the maths curriculum.  In the second half of the term our focus will be written calculation, and in particular multiplication and division.


Our science topics this term are Forces and Earth Science.  We will be looking at forces in action and how these can be used to solve real life problems.  In addition we will study the Solar System and how the sun and the moon impact on night and day and the changing seasons.  We will also be reviewing a range of ICT programmes and choosing the most effective way of presenting our findings and investigation results.


Our topic in the first half of the term will be Local History.  We will learn about the historical heritage Appleby and the surrounding areas has to offer and will plan and complete a range of activities to develop our history and geography keys skills. Where possible, we will be taking an enquiry led approach to our topic work.  To complete their independent projects the children will generate their own questions and plan and conduct their own research using a variety of information sources. 


As part of our local history study we will be learning about a local flour mill and so our Food Technology and we will be making bread. We will be designing, building and evaluating a product of our own. We will also be researching the history of bread in the home both in the UK and abroad as part of our Enquiry Led Learning.  In literacy we will be writing information reports about the mill and instructions for making bread.  


PE this term will be outdoor games and the children will need there full outdoor and indoor kit in school every day so we can be flexible and are prepared for all weather conditions.  



Mrs Tyson will give spelling homework on Friday to help prepare for our spelling test on the following Friday. 

Maths homework will be given out on Thursday be completed over the weekend and handed in on the following Monday.

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