Welcome to Year 4
Our topic this term is 'What was it like to be a child in WW2?'
In Maths this term, we will be exploring the unit of Geometry whereby we will consolidate and develop our knowledge of shapes. We will work to classify different shapes, including triangles and quadrilaterals, based upon their properties. We will also be working on measuring the perimeter and area of shapes, exploring the concept of symmetry and developing our knowledge of position and direction. We will then move onto statistics in which we will interpret and analyse data presented in a range of graphs, charts and tables. Alongside these units, children will be challenged to apply their understanding in a range of problem solving and reasoning challenges. We will also be working on consolidating our times tables. We are currently working on the 12s and will continue using Times Tables Rockstars to help.
In English this term, we will be focusing upon the story and film of ‘Carries War’ which links to our World War Two topic. We will be using this text as inspiration for our own diary writing. We will be focusing on the key features and structure of diaries and using emotive language to capture the reader’s attention. We will then move onto letter writing whereby we will be using the novel ‘The Twits’ as a guide for our own letters. We will continue to work on our spelling, grammar and punctuation too but with an added emphasis on joined handwriting.
Our Science topic this term is ‘States of Matter’. Through investigations and observations, children will be able to explain the differences between solids, liquids and gases. We will then move onto ‘All living things’ whereby children will learn the seven characteristics of living things and explain the importance of plants to all living things.
In History, we will be looking at ‘World War Two’. We will be focusing on the cause and effect of World War two and children’s experiences within these years. In RE the children will be looking at different religions. Children will also have the opportunity to create pop-up books in DT. In music the children will be continuing to consolidate their skills on the keyboard. We will also be exploring musical programming software within computing and looking at perspective within art. Our PE session will develop the children’s fundamental skills Furthermore, children will be working hard on the Playhouse Production either as an actor/actress or as a technician.
Reading books will be needed in school every day but please ensure your child enjoys reading regularly at home too.
Homework will be given out each Friday. This needs to be back in school for the following Thursday.
Spellings will come home on a Tuesday and will be tested on the following Tuesday.
P.E. is on a Monday and Thursday for 4C, 4H have theirs on a Thursday and Friday - but the children will need a full PE kit (including plimsolls) in school at all times.
It is important that all children have water in school. Water bottles can be bought from the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.