This term our topic is THE ROMANS, focusing on life in Roman Britain and what the Romans did for us.
This term we will be looking at the people and families; being called and confirmation and Gifts and Advent.
In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction writing and non-fiction opportunities - The focus this term will be on Story Writing, set in the imaginary world of Narnia, diaries, letter writing and non-fiction writing, linked to the Romans. Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays and drama.
Guided Reading sessions and reading across the curriculum will enable children to develop a love of reading. Please help your child by listening to them read for 10-20mins every night! Reading Records should be signed regularly and they will be collected every Wednesday for a member of staff to sign.
In Maths we will be looking at place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and measuring length and perimeter. Children will be challenged to apply the skills learnt to gain a deeper understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in the real world.
Keep learning your times tables - You should know your 2s, 5s and 10s from Year 2, 3s, 4s and 8s from Year 3 and Year 4 will focus on the rest of the tables, up to the 12 Times Table. Year 4 will be completing a Times Tables Check at the end of Year 4.
Practise your tables everyday!
Homework - Log on to TT Rockstars to practice those timestables and weekly activities will be set on My Maths, based on the topics being covered in class. All children are expected to complete the weekly activities set on My Maths and this will be followed up in class.
In Science we will be learning about States of Matter, looking at solids, liquids and gases. Autumn 2 will look at electricity and the children will look at creating their own circuits.
In Topic we will be focusing on Roman Britain. We will look at the Roman Empire, Roman Towns and Life in Roman Britain. We will also look at who was here before the Romans came and what they left behind.
Throughout the summer term we will be working through our module 'Created and loved by God'. Within this module we will cover four units, starting with religious understanding to support our learning of PSHE themes. We will then move onto the unit 'Me, My Body, My Health' before exploring the third unit 'Emotional Wellbeing'. We will finish the summer term looking at our final unit of 'Life Cycles'. For any further information please see the TenTen parent portal.
PE days will be on a Wednesday. Children should come to school dressed in their full PE Kit (white t-shirt & blue shorts, trainers, jumper & tracksuit bottoms). Please note, some sessions may be in the hall and your child will need their indoor kit (white t-shirt and blue shorts) on these days. If we are outside they will need trainers and warm clothes in the winter months.
Swimming - All Year 4 children will be swimming every Thursday - children should come to school dressed in their school uniform on this day. Please note, Class 4H will be the afternoon swimming session and will return after the school day has ended at approximately 3.35pm. They can be picked up in the main school car park when they return from the swimming baths.
Clothing requirements for School Swimming are as follows:-
One-piece swimming costume – no bikinis*
A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways
* Please note that in order for your child to benefit from the swimming lessons appropriate aquatic clothing must be worn. Should your children wish to wear items of clothing that cover up parts of the body, there are specific aquatic clothing designed for this purpose. Cotton leggings are detrimental to teaching and are a risk to health and safety.
A pair of traditional swimming trunks.
No Bermuda or long shorts are allowed, as these can be dangerous. - for reasons of safety the swimwear should be sufficiently tight fitting to allow the freedom of body and limb movement without causing unsafe water resistance.
A swimming hat is required to be worn if hair covers the eyes or airways
Jewellery of any description should not be worn in the School Swimming lesson. It is important that earrings in particular are removed.
Goggles are only permitted for medical reasons. Parents must produce a letter from either a Doctor or Optician to state that your child has a medical condition and is required to wear goggles in the school swimming lesson.
Children are expected to complete home learning activities to help with their Maths and English.
Children have logins for Reading Eggs and Spelling Shed and should be going onto these websites regularly to practice their reading and spelling.
SPELLING SHED - MONDAY - Weekly spellings will be set on Spelling Shed. The children will need to access this to find and practise their spellings during the week, which will be tested on Fridays.
READING EGGS - It is vital that your child reads regularly each night and has an opportunity to practice their comprehension skills in order to support their progress in reading. I will be setting one activity to complete on Reading Eggs each week. It is possible for children to work on their own reading maps too if they finish this, again to further support their progress in reading. Children may also use this platform to access an electronic library of books. There is a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction material for them to read for pleasure.
TIMESTABLES ROCKSTARS - Children should be aiming to practice their multiplication and division fact recall as often as possible. 5-10 minutes each day is ideal. Knowledge of these facts feeds into almost all other mathematical units we cover throughout the year. Short, frequent practice can be the most useful to support your child with progress in maths.
MY MATHS - Online activities linked to classwork - children are expected to complete the weekly activities set on My Maths.
LEARNING LOGS - FRIDAY - An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term. Learning Log activities should be completed and a picture uploaded on Seesaw before Friday, when the children will share their work with the class. This will all be electronic, so Learning Logs do not need to come into school and should remain at home. Children are expected to complete weekly Learning Log activities and upload them onto Seesaw every week.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.