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Year 4

Welcome Year 4!

 

We are eager to welcome you into your new classrooms and start a great new term.

We know that the Summer term last year was an odd one, but don’t worry your teachers have been working hard to make sure that this term’s curriculum is adjusted, so you can all make great progress. We have extra teaching assistants and small group work available to support you.

Our Creative Curriculum topic this term is all about Vikings! We have lots of exciting lessons planned. We will be becoming historians and we will be thinking about archaeology and how we know so much about this period of history. We will explore and discover the interesting and sometimes gory lives of the Vikings. We will use our geographical skills to discover where the Vikings came from and where they travelled to. Using our Design and Technology skills, we will create shields, long ships and Viking jewellery.

In English, we will initially be looking at a text about a Viking adventure and writing a diary about a very special day, of a small boy, who must complete a task for a Norse God.  We will then go on to look at Norse Mythology and have a go at writing our very own Viking Myths. After half term, we will continue to write in a range of genres including persuasive writing, non-chronological reports and poetry.

In Guided Reading, we will be looking at the amazing adventures of Toto in ‘Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape’ by Dermot O’Leary and the wonderful story of ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo.  If you have your own copy of either of these texts you are welcome to bring them into school and read along.

Maths lessons will be taught from our Power Maths scheme. Over the term, we will cover lots of new maths topics, add to skills we already have and develop them even further! To start off the term we will be looking at place value and then addition and subtraction. We will be concentrating on developing knowledge and recollection of times tables, as you will be required to undertake the statutory Times Tables test in the summer term.

In Science this term, within the topic ‘Animals, including Humans,’ we will be investigating ‘Teeth and the Human Digestive System.’ After half term we will be looking at ‘Scientists and Inventors.’

The homework expectations remain the same as last year. You will have weekly spellings, which will be tested on a Friday. In your spelling practise book, you will need to practise your spellings at least three times a week. You will need to read at home at least three times a week and your planner will need to be signed by an adult. You should be using Times Tables Rock Stars regularly. The expectation is that all children should know all 12 times tables by the end of Year 4.

 

In PE, we will be practising our Netball and Rugby skills. Please ensure you have a named PE kit, including trainers, for outdoor PE.

Your PE days are:

4Azure (Mrs Arends) - Monday and Friday

4Aqua (Miss Young) - Monday and Wednesday

4Turquoise (Mr Chemelal) - Monday and Friday

 

 

Have an amazing Summer Holiday.

Mrs Arends, Mrs Thomas, Miss Young and Mr Chemelal

Miss Chowles, Miss Smith, Mrs Spencer and Mrs Safee

 

Year 4 Team.

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