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Welcome to Year 4

 

Our topic this term is 'Anglo Saxons and Vikings'

 

In Mathematics this term, the children will be refining their understanding of place value and number by counting backwards through zero to include negative numbers.  They will also be counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1 000.  Addition and subtraction of numbers with up to 4 digits, using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction, will be studied too. The children will also be exploring multiplication and division as well as studying their times tables on a daily basis through the times tables rock stars program.

 

In our English lessons we will be studying grammar throughout the term and this will begin with an in depth look at verbs and adverbs.  There will also be regular spelling and handwriting sessions. The children will use their reading of ‘How to Train your Dragon’ to inspire their narrative writing as they look at how the story is structured into 5 parts. To encourage and inspire the children, a range of drama activities will take place across the term in their English lessons where the children will perform different story maps to aid their composition and act out a range of events.

 

Our Science topics this term are Electricity and Sound.  In Electricity, the children will learn about the hazards of electricity and how to keep safe.  They will create electrical circuits for a specific purpose and record using diagrams.  In Sound, the children will be learning about how sound is measured and how the vibrations are what caused us to hear it. They will carry out a range of investigations that look at sound proofing, picking the most appropriate materials. Then they will learn how to record their results and present them.Our Science topics this term are Electricity and Sound.  In Electricity, the children will learn about the hazards of electricity and how to keep safe.  They will create electrical circuits for a specific purpose and record using diagrams.  In Sound, the children will be learning about how sound is measured and how the vibrations are what caused us to hear it. They will carry out a range of investigations that look at sound proofing, picking the most appropriate materials. Then they will learn how to record their results and present them.

 

In our history lessons we will be focusing on the way the invaders and the settlers changed Britain.  In computing, the children will be learning about computer programming language using Scratch.  In music, the children will be learning the keyboard from a specialist teacher as well as having a range of school wide singing opportunities.   In Art and DT they will be writing runes in clay, learning how to make cordage, making an amulet in the Viking style and exploring artists who have painted dragons.  In RE, the children will be learning about inspirational people focussing on Jesus and Muhammad and the lessons they teach us.  The children learn Spanish weekly and will be developing their vocabulary, learning different greetings, to say how they feel, what time of the day it is and different colours.  Finally, in P.E. the children will be refining their netball playing skills as well as exploring what it means to be part of a successful team, developing a range of dance skills and preparing their own sequence of movements to music.

 

It is certainly going to be a busy year. We hope you are all looking forward to the challenges ahead.

 

Science - Electrical Circuits

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