Temperate Forest Biome

This week has been an exciting one with lots of amazing learning happening! We have started a new Guided Reading text called ‘Twitch’ which links to our biomes...

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This week has been an exciting one with lots of amazing learning happening! We have started a new Guided Reading text called ‘Twitch’ which links to our biomes project. We are looking forward to finding out more about the story but so far Twitch has found a mysterious character in Aves wood…

In English, we have begun looking at techniques used in our example text ‘The Pebble in my Pocket’ and have imitated some of these techniques to create factual description. We have started by revising some grammar, including how to punctuate lists. A great revision lesson on this can be found here: https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/grammar/year-4-grammar-lessons/commas-for-lists/golden-eagle/screen-1/¬†

The worksheet to go with this lesson can be downloaded here: golden-eagle-commas-for-lists-worksheet (1)

In Maths, we have been learning written and mental methods for addition and subtraction. This is a crucial part of the national curriculum and one that always needs extra practice. The worksheets can be found here: Maths Worksheets W4

In Geography, we did some field work in our own deciduous temperate forest and gathered some leaves for identification. We learnt that in this biome, many trees lose their leaves in autumn. We also identified the different levels of the forest biome. We were pleased to see that the children spotted some fungi in the forest, and were able to link this to their STEM work from last week, on decomposers.

Home learning

  • ¬†Reading for 30 minutes daily
  • Times table practice
  • First News reading comprehension L1-Four-Stories-909

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 team.