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Don't forget it is Achievement Assembly on Thursday 5th October at school!

STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Teacher:

Miss Allen

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bow

Welcome to Year 4. The children have made a fantastic start to the year and everyone is working very hard.

 

Our Creative Curriculum!

 

Excellent English!

 

This term our class reader will be ‘1066 I was There’ with the children. We will be writing our own stories set in 1066. Through our topic work will also be researching the Bayeux tapestry and looking at why the Normans invaded.

We will end the term by learning about letter writing and writing letters to the King.

 

To support your child at home.

To support your child at home please read with them as much as possible. The children receive marbles in the jar and House Points if they have been heard reading at home. Also, spellings are given on Thursday and our spelling test is the following Thursday. There are some tricky words for the children to learn, so lots of practice will ensure full marks! Literacy homework is set on Thursday and returned on Tuesday.

Reading Journals need to be brought to school every day! As we will take every opportunity to listen to your child read.

 

Marvellous Maths!

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, addition, subtractions, multiplication and division as well as measuring lengths and perimeter.

 

Supporting at home.

To support your children with maths at home please help them learn their times tables facts. The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise your times table facts while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day.

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 Allen will be available to help them during Monday lunchtime.

 

Topic

This term our topic is 1066 and we will be learning all about the Norman Conquest. We try and make learning as cross-curricular as possible so that every subject links to the topic. You could help your child at home by researching the Normans with them to enhance their understanding and knowledge.

 

Super Science!

Our science topic for the Autumn term is 'Animals including humans'. We will start by looking at teeth in both animals and humans and the function of different teeth. Then we will explore our digestive systems and how this is different to some animals before looking at food chains. 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!

 

Art

 

Our main topic for art links in with the work we are doing on The Battle of Hastings. The children will be exploring the stamps created by the Royal mail to mark the 900th anniversary of the Battle. The children will take their inspiration from the Bayeux Tapestry to create their own stamp design.

 

 

Powerful P.E

The children will be learning all about the culture, music and dance of Spain. Please ensure that your child has their full P.E kit in school every day as other sporting activities may occur.

 

 

Magnificent Music

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!

 

R.E and P.S.H.E

In this half term the children will be learning about the Bible and how stories from the New Testament are used to teach messages and lessons about the key values of Christianity.

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In P.S.H.E we will be exploring how to develop as learners. Looking at how friendship and love can impact upon us. In addition to this we will be discussing our democracy and rights.

 

 

Just a reminder:

 

· Homework out on a Thursday and returned the following the Tuesday.

 

· Miss Allen with go over homework if you need her to on at the start of Monday lunchtime.

 

· Spelling and times table tests are on a Thursday.

 

· Make sure reading records and books are in every day.

 

· Ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.

 

· Ensure that all items are clearly labelled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Creative Curriculum!

Excellent English!

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. 

 

Mega Maths!

In Maths the key area we will be focusing on this half term is NumberThe 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. 

 

Incredible IPC

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. 

 

Super Science!

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!

 

Art

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! 

Powerful P.E 

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. 

 

Marvellous Music 

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. 

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