Year 4 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 4
This term our class topic is ANCIENT EGYPT.
In English we will be looking at the book Zeraffa Giraffa, the true story of the first giraffe in Paris. After half term we will be sharing When the Giant Stirred with the children. Through these books we will be developing spelling, punctuation and grammar while producing some fantastic creative and informative writing. Other books will be revealed as we progress through the year! We will also be composing our own poetry.
Guided Reading will be taking place weekly where your child will have the opportunity to develop their reading and comprehension skills with a teacher. In addition, reading books will be sent home along with their reading record. Please use this to make a note of when your child reads to you – if they are reading regularly they will feature on our regular reader boards!
In Maths we will continue to develop knowledge of number, including use of operations, fractions and decimals as well as looking at measurement, shape and position and direction. We will be incorporating regular times tables practice into our week in preparation for the upcoming times table check later in the year. All children have access to TT Rockstars. Please encourage regular use of this when ever possible. If you have any problems please speak to your class teacher.
In science, we will be studying electricity, sound, states of matter and living things and their habitats (linked to our rainforest topic). We also have a number of exciting historical and geographical topics planned. We start by studying the Romans, followed by the Egyptians and finally the Rainforests. There will be trips associated with these topics and letters will be sent home to inform you of further details. We will be incorporating a number of exciting Art and Design and Technology products into our Topic and Science. We will also be learning more about computing, music and different religions. Please see our Topic Webs for more information about each individual subject (these will be available on the website).
Both classes will do indoor PE on Thursdays and outdoor PE on Fridays.
Please ensure that you have your PE kit on these days including trainers.
If you have any need to speak to us then please make an appointment or for quick matters you can always catch us on the playground.
To find out out more about what we will be covering in others areas of the curriculum during our ‘romans’ topic, please view our topic web by clicking the link below.