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Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 03/07/17

English and Maths information:

This week in English we will be learning how to use persuasive and emotive language during a debate. Our debate will be considering the impact of cutting down large areas of the rainforest on certain groups of people. The children will be expected to adopt a role, then prepare an argument (either for or against) deforestation from the perspective of their character. We cannot wait to see how the children respond to this.

In Maths we will be consolidating our understanding of fractions. This week, the children will be expected to be independent learners to focus on an area of fractions they find most difficult using their target sheets to help them. We will cover various skills from adding and subtracting, ordering and comparing fractions to recognising fractions as decimals. By the end of the week, we will also be solving word problems using the skills we have gained this week.

Project information:

Our project lessons this week will be spent learning about conservation efforts taken by various groups of people to help preserve and look after our rainforests. As an outcome, the children will be working in small groups to produce a TV news report which explores the issues of deforestation and how we can conserve the rainforest.

Other curriculum news:


We would like you to carry out your own home learning project over the next few weeks. This piece of homework is due in on Tuesday 11th July. This will involve researching an endangered animal that is native to the rainforest and then creating a sponsor pack for this animal. Your sponsor pack should encourage members of the public to want to give their money to help your animal.

The pack could include:

  • Information about your animal
  • Pictures
  • A piece of persuasive writing
  • A poster
  • Some kind of keepsake (badge, magnet etc.)
  • Anything else you think is appropriate.

We are very excited to see the effort we know our Year 4 children will undoubtedly put into their work.

Please encourage your children to ask their teacher for any extra home-learning they may wish to complete in their own time.

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