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Autumn 2

 

In English we will be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’. This together with our ‘Romans’ History topic will inspire our writing activities. This will include a job application to be a Roman soldier. We will write a recount, letters and a leaflet. We will cover a range of grammar work including the use of conjunctions and recognising clauses in sentences. Punctuation will include the use of the possessive apostrophes. Different spelling strategies will be covered including adding different prefixes and suffixes.

 

In Maths this term we will investigate symmetry of shapes. We will look at equivalent fractions, find the effect of dividing 1 or 2 digit numbers by 10 and 100, recognise decimal equivalents and compare numbers of 2 decimal places. We will measure the perimeter of shapes and calculate the area of rectangles using counting methods. We will also use co-ordinates and translate shapes. Finally we will learn to tell the time to the nearest 1 minute and solve time problems.

 

Our Science topic is ‘Electricity’. We will explore common appliances that run on electricity, construct simple circuits, name the different components, switches, insulators and conductors. We will also consider electrical safety.

 

‘We are toy designers’ is our Computing topic for this half term. The children will design and make an on-screen prototype of a computer-controlled toy, understand different forms of input and output, design, write and debug the control and monitoring program for their toy.

 

This half term in History we will continue to learn about ‘The Romans and their impact on Britain’. We will visit Chester, learn more about the Roman army, the invasion of Britain, Hadrian’s Wall and Boudicca. We will explore cultural and religious beliefs in the Roman Empire.

 

Working with Mrs Heywood, in R.E. the children will continue to explore 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. We will also learn about the Christian Christmas story.

Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester!

Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 1
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 2
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 3
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 4
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 5
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 6
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 7
Some pictures from our Romans trip to Chester! 8

Welcome to Year 4 smiley

Your teacher is Mrs. Simon and your teaching

assistant is Mrs. Emery.

Autumn 1

 

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 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.

 

Working with Mrs Heywood 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 for PSHE 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. Spelling tests take place on a Wednesday and times tables tests take place every Friday.

 

P.E. lessons will be Tuesdays (outdoor) and Thursdays (indoor). An outdoor kit is needed for the Tuesday 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

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.

 

Mrs. Heywood will be teaching R.E. and French every Thursday morning.

 

 

 

 

Letter to parents Autumn 1

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