Welcome to Year 4
What a busy term! Turtle Class worked incredibly hard last term, producing some wonderful pieces of work. We finished our 'Invasions!' topic with a visit from Ian of Kik Theatre. The children had a wonderful role-playing life as Ancient Romans. They trained with the Roman Army, built bridges and roads, went shopping in the Roman Forum and even had time to go to the gym and relax at the public baths!
This term, our topic is 'Turn Back Time'. We will be learning about how life has changed in Britain from the 1940s through to the 1990s. We will be focusing on social history, learning how music, film, fashion and lifestyles have changed over time, as well as touching on some of the biggest events of each decade. We will kick start our topic with a dress up day; the class will dress in the fashions from different periods.
In English, the children will be learning to write information texts. Moving away from fiction writing for a few weeks, the children will learn to identify the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts. They will learn the formal language used in information texts and apply this in their writing about the history of Disney. After this, the children will learn to read and write play scripts. We will have lots of fun acting out a range of plays, before learning to write our own based on a Roald Dahl classic.
In maths, the children will be learning and revising a range of skills across the curriculum. We will begin with a unit on measurements, learning how to convert between cm, m and km. We will then apply this to finding the area and perimeter of shapes. This term, we will also cover decimals and coordinates. By the end of Year 4, all students are expected to know their times tables; this term we will focus on x6, x7 and x8.
In RE this term, our learning will focus on answering the question 'What can we learn about religions about what is right and wrong?' We will cover Christianity, Judaism and Humanism to learn different approaches to right and wrong.
Maths and SPaG homework is set every Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. The maths homework will generally consolidate that weeks learning. A pack of problem solving/reasoning questions will also be available for children who want extra practice with these styles of questions.
PE will be on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school on this days. Any earrings will need to be removed or covered with micropore medical tape during PE lessons (tape will need to be supplied by parents).
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss McKay and Mrs Ritson