Miss Bartlett & Miss Smith
Welcome to Year 4. The children have made a fantastic start to the year and everyone is working very hard.
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Our Creative Curriculum!
This term our class reader will be 'Bill's New Frock'. The children will be writing stories, letters and diaries linked to the key themes and characters in this story.
Our Guided Reading Texts.
To support your child at home.
To support your child at home please read with them as much as possible. The children receive 'Royalties' and House Points if they have been heard reading at home. Also, spellings are given on Friday and our spelling test is Thursday. There are some tricky words for the children to learn, so lots of practice will ensure 10/10! Other literacy homework is set on Friday and returned on Wednesday.
Reading Journals need to be brought to school everyday! As we will take every opportunity to listen to your child read.
In Maths the key area we will be focusing on this half term is Number. The children will be developing and securing their understanding of partitioning linked to 4-digit numbers, place value, negative numbers, rounding, addition and subtraction. Also, they will be learning about Roman Numerals.
Supporting at home.
To support your children with maths at home please help them learn their times tables facts. Maths homework will be set each week on Friday to be returned to school on Wednesday. If your child is struggling with any aspect of their homework Miss Bartlett will be available to help them during Monday playtime.
We will be developing our geography skills this half term. Looking at how, why and where volcanoes and earthquakes are formed. We will be learn about the people living in these areas and how they are affected and adapt to these environmental dangers. The children will be developing their map work and research skills and homework activities maybe linked to these.
Our science topic for the Autumn term is 'Changing States'. This will link with understanding solids, liquids and gases and how these change state through heating and cooling. The children will be researching information and carrying out a range of investigations, so keep an eye on Twitter and Seesaw to see your scientists at work!
Our main topic for art links in with the work we are doing on Volcanoes. The children will be exploring hot and cold colours to create their volcano images. In addition, we will be creating some art work for our literacy focus on 'Romeo and Juliet' for the school stairs display. They will be designing their own 'Coat of Arms' and making Masquerade ball masks! Keep on eye on Twitter and seesaw to see the finished pieces!
We are very fortunate in Year 4 to have a Judo coach working with our class this term. The children will learn a range of Judo techniques and disciples. Please ensure that your child has their full P.E kit in school everyday as other sporting activities may occur.
As part of our school music provision Year 4 will be learning Guitars this year. The guitars will be on loan to us and the children are able to take them home to strum those strings! There will be a concert for family members to attend in the summer term. Also, the children are involved in whole school singing on Tuesday afternoons.
R.E and P.S.H.E
In this half term the children will be learning about the Bible and how Christians use this book as a guide to following the teaching of the Christian faith. Reverend Glynn will be visiting our class to talk to the children about how the bible is used in a Christian mass.
In P.S.H.E we will be exploring how to develop as learners. Looking at aims and achievements we would like to make this year and developing our understanding of the key learning skills that will help us reach our goals.