This term our class stories are Billionaire Boy by David Walliams (Mrs Mills) and The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith and One Dog and his Boy by Eva Ibbotson (Mrs Williams)
In English lessons we will be reading ‘books by’ Anthony Browne and will be focusing on inference and working out word meanings using context as key reading skills. After half term we will read a wide range of poetry including rap poetry and looking at how rhythm and rhyme informs how we read.
Our written work during the first half term will be based on books by the wonderful Anthony Browne including ‘Gorilla’ and ‘The Tunnel’ The children will use the texts to explore how an author creates mood and develops character. They will also explore the use of adjectives and other descriptive devices in a text in order to understand the impact this has on writing and so be able to produce their own descriptive narrative.
Grammar and Spelling
In grammar our focus is on clauses and phrases. We will use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions to extend our sentences. We will also use noun phrases to add extra detail to our sentences. In spelling some children are learning to spell words with suffixes and prefixes, as well as words from the Years 3 and 4 word list. Some children continue to revise spelling patterns from KS1.
Topic maths will focus on money- adding amounts, comparing values and calculating change. Also we will tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.
In Arithmetic the focus is on multiplication and division, both mental and written methods. We will also work with fractions – recognising, finding, writing and using unit and non-unit fractions.
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