Welcome to Year 4
We hope you had a fantastic summer break and are refreshed and ready to start a new term of learning.
This term, we will getting to know our new teacher, recapping key rules and routines and also working hard to learn our times tables!
We have some exciting new topics in history and science where we will learning fun facts and building electrical circuits.
It is wonderful that we are all back together in the classroom and we can't wait to get started.
Year 4 Team
Underpinning all our learning and time together is our school values, they are also linked to our Dojo rewards. We will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily.
The value for this term is respect.
How do I show respect to others?
What does respect mean to me?
This term, we are going to be studying dilemma stories, explanation texts and cinquain poetry.
Our unit on cinquain poetry texts will focus on word classes; nouns, adjectives and verbs.
For our explanation texts we will be using Wallace and Gromit to 'hook' the children into the unit. They will be creating their own cracking contraption!
In amongst all of this, we will be learning new aspects and revising a range of grammar and punctuation: fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses, expanded noun phrases, using apostrophes and speech marks.
This term we will be learning all about place value: counting in 1000s, partitioning 4-digit numbers, rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 100 and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
We will also be exploring roman numerals.
Don't forget to keep practising your times tables - these are VERY important!
Challenge yourself to beat your classmates on TTRS.
This term we will be learning all about electricity...
- What is electricity?
- How is it used?
- What is electricity converted into?
- What is a circuit?
- What are the components of a circuit?
This term we will be finding out all about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons. Our big question is...
How did the struggle for power impact on life in Britain during this era?
All of our topic learning will focus around this question and the children will learn all about the Viking invasions, the way of life and the significance of the key rulers during this era.
Towards the end of the autumn term, we will be beginning our geography unit on natural resources.
What is a natural resource?
Why are they important?
Where can they be found around the world?
Our overarching question which all of learning will focus around is...
How does the distribution of natural resources impact on the environment?
Homework will be given to the children every Tuesday and will either consolidate their learning in school or extend their learning further. It will be expected back to school on the following Monday.
Sometimes, the homework may need to be completed via teams and other times it may be on paper or be a project to complete.
If you ever have any concerns about your child's homework, please speak to their class teacher.
Please remember to read at home four times a week to an adult. It is also really important that you record your reading in your reading record so your teacher can see how much you are reading at home.
We will be continuing to practise our reading skills 5x a week using VIPERS to help us.
Year 4 spelling
Children will receive weekly spellings with their test taking place on a Monday.
Each week, they will have four spellings which follow the current rule they are learning and the other six words will comprise from the statutory list from the national curriculum.
We will teach the children strategies which will help them to learn their spellings.
** For the children having phonics sessions, they will be given a list of spellings by their phonics teacher each week**
Year 4 will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. However, this occasionally may change so please ensure they have their PE kit in school everyday.