Welcome to the Leopard Class
Welcome to the Leopard class with Mrs. Pridmore and Mrs. Dyson. This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y4 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites.
Please click here to download the Y4 Topic Long Term Plan
Please click here to download the Y4 Maths Long Term Plan
Please click here to download the Y4 Writing Standards
Our topic for Spring 1 is…
‘Amazing Amazon’ where we will be completing an in depth study of Brazil. This will also include an overview of the continent of South America. We will look at poverty and the need for industrial growth to frame the exploitation of the Amazon Rainforest. Conservation will also be introduced which provides a background for later learning.
Our topic for Spring 2 is…
‘Brilliant Biomes!’ We will be learning all about the different biomes around the world and how they are affected based on their location around the world. We will discover what animals and plants live in these biomes and how they can be adapted to survive in often extreme conditions!
Precipitation climate adaptation biome adaptation
nocturnal savannah grassland desert temperature
ecosystem habitat temperate taiga native
altitude alpine tundra
It would be really useful if you discussed these words to help develop their knowledge.
In English, we will be writing instructions on how to make a biome. We will then be writing a balanced discussion around the topic of whether animals should live in zoos. Following that, we will be writing a play script.
In maths, we will be looking at fractions. We will be introducing mixed fractions and improper fractions. There will also be some work on equivalent fractions along with adding and subtracting fractions. We will then introduce decimals for the first time.
We will be learning about classification in science, which is linked with our class trip to the Butterfly House. Our focus in RE will be the Easter story. We will also be completing another computing unit.
Our P.E days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your P.E kits are in school for these days and are labelled with your name and your class.
Some children will be attending swimming lessons on a Tuesday.
Our weekly Spanish lesson will be on Wednesday
Our weekly spelling test will be on a Friday.
Our weekly times tables test will be on a Wednesday, but we will be practising times tables every day.
Dates for Your Diary
Parent Workshop – Thursday 18th January 2024
School trip – The Butterfly House – Wednesday 6th March 2024
Creative afternoon – Thursday 7th March 2024
Snow Leopard’s Home Learning
Each half-term, we will send out these bingo grids for you to complete at home. Tick off an activity once you have completed it. It would be lovely to see any pictures or completed pieces of homework! You will get a Honeybee token for every piece of work you complete and share.