Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5DQ

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Term 1 & 2 overview

The theme for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Farming through the Ages’. This will mainly focus on prehistoric Britain looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and the changes that occurred during this period. It looks at how people living in Ancient Britain moved from hunters to gatherers. We hope to have a school visit to Kent Life where we can experience what life was like as an early Briton. In our science lessons, children will look at different rocks and soils in order to identify and classify uses of them through the ages. In Rights Respecting Schools lessons, the children will learn about their human rights, as well as identifying differences from children from previous ages. All of the phase will enjoy learning new skills in PE including tag rugby, gym and fitness training.

 

Week commencing 18th November 2019

In literacy this week year 4 will begin to learn about Kent Life Museum, this is in preparation for our school trip on Thursday.  During numeracy the children will start their division work, using their knowledge from the multiplication work they completed last week to help them with the bus stop method.  As part of our topic afternoons, the science focus will be looking at experiments with different plants and the conditions they need to grow.  In addition to this, children will begin their art work creating Stone Age drawings.

 

Week commencing 11th November 2019

This week in literacy year 4 children will continue to learn about Stonehenge. In numeracy, they will learn how to use formal methods for multiplication calculations, before moving onto word problems. During the topic sessions, children will continue to look at plants in science as well as beginning to think about anti-bullying week, considering how to form stronger friendships.

This week the children who have been chosen for celebration assembly from year 3 are: 

4M - Natasha for her hard work in numeracy this week

4K - Lacie - for being an excellent role model and working hard in everything she does

4K - Connor - for a huge improvement in his mental maths and spelling scores since the start of the year

 

Week commencing 4th November 2019

This week in literacy year 4 children will begin to learn about Stonehenge. In numeracy, they will learn how to use formal methods for multiplication calculations. During the topic sessions, During the topic sessions, the children will be taught SEAL thinking about Getting on and Falling out. This will link closely to our anti-bullying week activities. In Science, the children will begin to investigate plants and the conditions that they need to grow.

 

Week commencing 21st October 2019

This week year 4 children will complete writing their Stone Age poems in literacy. In numeracy, there will be a focus on Roman Numerals and the number system.  During history the children will be taking part in a Stone Age morning, where they can experience making shelters and being hunter gatherers.  Computing will continue, as well as, playing games in tag rugby.

 

Week commencing 14th October 2019

This week in literacy year 4 children will be learning the features of a poem and beginning to consider their own poems based on the Stone Age period. In numeracy, they will begin to learn about using the inverse operation to check answers to calculations. During the history sessions, the children will focus on life as a Stone Age child, thinking about the differences between then and now. In PSHE they will be finding out about the communities that children belong to outside of school.

 

Week commencing 7th October 2019

This week in literacy year 4 children will be editing their own version of an extract from ‘The Stone Age Boy’ story, before writing up in neat to be displayed in the classroom. In numeracy, they will begin their week on subtraction calculations, with a focus on formal methods and word problems. During the history sessions, the children will focus on life as a Stone Age child, thinking about the differences between then and now. On Monday, we have a visit from Family Trust to talk to the children and discuss questions in Religious Education. Following this, in the afternoon there will an opportunity for them to create their own Christmas card and purchase their designs.

This week the children that have been chosen for celebration assembly from year 4 are:

4M - Lillie for her use of adventurous vocabulary in her story writing

4M - James for his 'Stone Age Boy' story writing, using all of the given features

 

Week commencing 30th September 2019

This week in literacy year 4 children will be writing their own version of an extract from ‘The Stone Age Boy’ story. In numeracy, they will begin their week on addition calculations, with a focus on formal methods and word problems. During the history sessions, the children will focus on life as a Stone Age child, thinking about the differences between then and now. Computing will continue with children learning how to code.

 

Week commencing 23rd September 2019

This week in literacy the children in year 4 will be working on increasing their stamina by completing 10 minute challenges at the start of each lesson, as well as using more descriptive vocabulary in their writing.  The children will continue to work on place value in numeracy, thinking about 4 digit numbers. During topic the focus will be learning about Skara Brae as well as continuing to develop their understanding about 'The Stone Age'.  In PE the focus will be on creating routines in gymnastics and using their skills in tag rugby.

This week the children that have been chosen for celebration assembly from year 4 are:

4M David E for starting to join his handwriting.

4M Rogan for his excellent attitude to his maths learning.

4K Katriel - for her good stamina in literacy and putting herself into the characters' shoes to create thought bubbles.

4K Jeffrey - for using carefully selected language choices to improve his writing in literacy.

 

Week commencing 15th September 2019

This week in literacy year 4 children will be enhancing their vocabulary by thinking about character's thoughts and feelings within the text.  In numeracy they will continue to learn about rounding and move on to place value. The children will begin their immersion into 'The Stone Age' during history and will develop their understanding of the time period.  In addition to this, PE lessons will continue to develop their skills in tag rugby and gymnastics.

 

Week commencing 9th September 2019

This week in year 4 the children will be continuing with the induction timetable, to enable them to familiarise themselves with new classes and routines.  In literacy the children will remain in classes to learn reading and writing skills to immerse them in our Stone Age topic.  In addition, they will now participate in two PE lessons per week which will focus on Tag rugby and gymnastics.  In numeracy children will begin to learn about place value and numbers.