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Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 4
Welcome to Year 4
Autumn 1 2021
Year 4 will read a number of texts related to their topic, both fiction and non-fiction. The children will first explore the Myths in Marcia William’s book Tales of Gods and Pharaohs through a range of drama and writing activities, including writing their own myth. Following this, the children will be researching and writing their own reports on the life of Cleopatra.
In maths we will cover place value and written and mental methods of addition and subtraction. There will be a particular focus on learning multiplication and division facts and we would encourage the children to practise these regularly as part of their home learning.
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Homework will be posted on teams on Thursdays and should be submitted by the following Monday. The children should always have a book on the go and respond to their reading in their reading journal. When they have finished a book they should return it to get a new one. If you have any queries about your homework, please ask for help before the weekend. Thank you in advance for your continued commitment to this aspect of your child’s learning.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Our Science topic is States of Matter. Year 4 will be categorising materials as solids, liquids or gases and learning how to define the different states. The children will be planning and carrying out experiments to explore properties of liquids and will be developing their understanding of the effect of temperature on a variety of materials.
In History we will be understanding where and when the Ancient Egyptian civilisation began and how this connects to other historical eras. The children will also investigate a range of sources to aid their understanding of how Egyptian society was organised, their achievements and the causes for the decline of their civilization. Throughout the topic they will be noting connections, contrasts and trends over time with other historical topics they have studied.
In RE we will be learning about Christianity and exploring places of Christian worship.
EXPRESSIVE ART AND DESIGN
The children will be studying Egyptian monuments and statues before designing and making their own clay Sphinx. We will also be taking on the role of programmers and creating our own Egyptian maze games to help us develop our skills in designing, writing and debugging code.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
Parts of the body will be our main focus in French and
we will be speaking in phrases and sentences linked to this focus while developing our pronunciation.
We will be developing our reasoning and explaining skills through justifying our opinions across a range of our learning topics.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING
In PSHE the children will be learning about the ups and downs in relationships and how to deal with them.
In PE the children will be developing their cricketing skills and learning a dance routine related to the theme of migration.
We will continue to incorporate mindfulness, time to talk and the daily mile into our routine in order to help the children with their emotions, focus and resilience.
Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.
This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.
Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.
If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.BUG CLUB
Shipra, Kate and Heidi