Welcome to year 4 and a warm welcome to our class webpage! On here, you will find all the necessary information you will need for this term!
PE days: Wednesday (Indoor) and Friday (Outdoor)
Indoor PE: Children require full PE kit which is a white t-shirt and blue shorts.
Outdoor PE: Children require full outdoor PE kit for this day which is a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers. As the weather gets colder, the children should be keeping warm by wearing long pants and jumpers.
This half term we will be learning about belonging and being part of a community.
In English, we will begin the term with our Everybody Writes topic where we will be delving into Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ where we will be practising our writing and reading skills. After this we will be looking at what makes a good character and setting description and then use these skills to create our own narrative based on a short film called ‘The Lighthouse’.
In Maths, we will be looking at developing children’s knowledge, fluency and reasoning skills focusing on looking at recognising the place value of numbers up to 4-digits in size, comparing and ordering these numbers and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will move onto exploring addition and subtraction strategies of these numbers towards the end of the half term.
In Science we will be learning about electricity, exploring how to create a circuit and then using this knowledge in our design technology project where we will look to create our own lighthouses, complete with working light!
This term our first topic is Volcanoes and Italy. We will be looking at exploring the locations of different well-known volcanoes worldwide, understanding how volcanoes are formed and why they erupt and also thinking about how this might have an impact on the surrounding environment and civilisations, paying particular attention to the active volcanoes in Italy (like Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna and Stromboli).
After half term we will be moving onto The Romans. In Autumn 2, we will be looking at the more historical side of the Roman invasion of Britain and their impact on Britain.
Each focus to give a brief overview of the topic and information about key learning and targets – avoid teacher jargon, talk to the parents / give examples of how they can support at home. Can be bullet pointed or listed.
Home learning – information and expectations about learning log work, reading, spellings and MyMaths. Can include links to sites if appropriate.
Each week the children will need to complete:
1 activity in their learning log. These will be collected and returned on Friday.
At least 1 ‘soundcheck’ on Times Tables Rock Stars. This is set up like the multiplication tables check that the children will take at the end of the year. Children can practice their recall of facts through the other game options on the site.
Spellings lists will be given out on a Friday and children will be tested on these spellings following Friday.
In addition to this, children should be aiming to read for at least 10 minutes every day and will need to record this in their reading records. Reading records will be collected on a Thursday and returned on the same day.
Additional maths homework will be set most weeks on MyMaths and will need to be completed by the date indicated. Children will have their log-in details for this.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.