Year 4 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 4
This term our class topic is the ROMANS
We will be studying a wide variety of books in English starting with Gorilla by Anthony Browne. 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 looking at a variety of non-fiction writing and 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. Please speak to your teacher if you have any questions about how to help your child with this. Games are a fantastic way to support development of times tables such as bingo and matching games. There are also fantastic online games which you can encourage your child to play such as maths magician and hit the button (links below).
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).
In PE we start with swimming and gymnastics. Please ensure that all PE kits are in school ready for next week. We also have our residential trip to look forward to in the summer term!
Miss Ashton - Thursday (indoor) & Friday (swimming)
Mrs Holmes - Wednesday (swimming) & Thursday (indoor)
Please ensure that you have your PE kit and swimming kit on the correct day.
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.
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