Welcome to Year 4
Our Teacher is Mrs Dean and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williams.
In English we will be reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. This together with our ‘Romans’ History topic will inspire our writing activities. We will also explore character descriptions and information texts. We will cover a range of grammar work including verb tenses, powerful verbs, adverbs, spelling strategies, alphabetical order and suffixes.
In Maths this term we will be consolidating knowledge and understanding of reading, writing and partitioning numbers. We will build on our understanding of the relationship between the four operations as well as investigating different ways of solving and recording these calculations. We will practise using scales with different intervals when drawing graphs. We will also compare and investigate angles.
Our Science topic is ‘Animals including Humans’. We will learn to describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. We will identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. The children will interpret and construct a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
‘We are software developers’ is our Computing topic for this half term. The children will investigate different educational games and then create their own game using ‘Scratch’.
Our History topic is ‘The Romans and their impact on Britain’. We will learn about when the Romans invaded and how Britain became part of the Roman Empire. We will explore daily life, Roman armies, Roman emperors, architecture and entertainment.
Our focus in Art this half term will be ‘collage’. This will involve using various stimuli, including Roman design and pattern, to inspire our work.
In R.E. the children will be exploring the question, ‘Why do some people think that life is a journey?’ They will be look at what happens in ceremonies of commitment in different religions.
Our theme in P.S.H.E. this half term is ‘New Beginnings’. We will explore the importance of rules, making others feel welcome and valued, strategies for dealing with new situations and managing feelings.
Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling test take place every Friday.
The outdoor games lessons will be on Tuesdays. An outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that your child has something suitable for all weathers. Children who have earrings are asked to remove them and leave them at home on P.E. days or remove them and keep them safe themselves at school. If ears have been pierced recently the children are responsible covering their own earrings with tape.
Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.