Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer break.

Swimming lessons will start on Monday 5th September. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a kit.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

We will be starting with place value (4 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.

English:

Our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. We will be looking at non-chronological reports and narrative writing in particular.

Topic: Invaders and Settlers – The Romans

We are starting with learning about the Romans. Who were they? Why did they invade? What happened and what did they do for us? We will be going to Chester for the Roman Experience and will be using the outdoor area to help support our learning. We will be acting out a funny play about Boudicca and learning who she was.

Science: Electricity

In our science lessons we will be studying electricity, including making basic circuits.

PHSE: JIGSAW – New Beginnings

We will be setting goals and thinking about achievements in the new school year.

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

PE: Gymnastics 

Every Wednesday with the Kickstart Coaches and Mr Macdonald

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource.

Topic One is Mamma Mia, then Glockenspiel Stage 2

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online. We will be blogging and we will also be looking at virtual worlds.

French:

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do.

ART and DT:

Watercolour and drawing skills, Celtic Art and using the outdoor area to support our work

HOME LEARNING:

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ – a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic.

The children will also be sent a piece of maths work.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given.

Please also learn to read and spell your year 3 and 4 words.

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

Children have a Times Tables Rockstars  login. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login.