Welcome to Year 4
Your teacher is Mrs. Simon and your teaching
assistant is Mrs. Emery.
In English we will be reading ‘Charlotte’s Web’. We will explore various spelling patterns including suffixes. We will consolidate our knowledge and use of the apostrophe. We will read stories from different cultures, identifying how we know. We will develop our writing skills by writing balanced and persuasive texts, supporting our topic and Science work.
Our targets will be: to revise various spelling patterns including suffixes ‘ion’ and ‘ly’ and words ending in ‘gue’ and ‘que’, to identify the subordinate clause in a sentence, to continue to develop use and understanding of apostrophes for contractions and possession, to read stories from other cultures and to write a balanced argument.
In Maths this term we will be consolidating knowledge and understanding of place value and developing out understand of Roman numerals. We will use < and > symbols and solve calculations using negative numbers. We will build on our addition and subtraction knowledge by using the inverse to check answers. We will start to draw angles and identify nets of shapes. We will use formal methods for multiplication and division and problem solve using information from graphs.
Our targets will be: to know what each digit represents and partitions into including millions, accurately add and subtraction (checking with the inverse), compare, order, measure and start to draw angles, use formal methods to multiply and divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit and interpret remainders appropriately as integers, solve problems using information presented on a variety of graphs and investigate and solve number puzzles, recognise patterns, generalise and predict.
This term our theme in Science is ‘Healthy Lifestyles’. We will explore the effects on the human body of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and how these relate to their personal health. We will also learn the importance of exercise for good health.
Our topic in Computing is ‘We are Meteorologists’. We will describe, measure and record the weather using different software.
In Geography we will be looking at ‘Europe’, which countries make up this continent, their capital cities, similarities and differences, customs and traditions.
In Design and Technology we will be making pizza this half term. This will involve food preparation using a recipe to measure and mix ingredients. The children will use a range of techniques. This will support our work in Science.
P.E. on Wednesdays this term will be Athletics. On Thursdays we will be doing Tennis. We will learn the skills and tactics of the game as well as developing team work skills.