Welcome to Year 4

Welcome back. I hope you have all had a refreshing break.  We have got a very busy term ahead of us!

Topic

Our main topic in Summer 1 will be The Normans.  We will be thinking about castles and what they were used for. We will find out about The Battle of Hastings and life in Britain after the Norman Conquest.

 

In Summer 2, we will be learning about Leisure in the 20th Century.  We will learn about music, films, technology, sport and other hobbies.

 

English

Our English curriculum in Summer 1 will focus on a non-fiction text called Castles.   We will be thinking about features of non-fiction text as well as writing our own as non-chronological reports and explanation texts. 

We will be focusing on apostrophes for possession, fronted adverbials and spelling rules.

 

Maths

Over this term, we will be covering all aspects of the Year 4 curriculum including 4 and 5 digit numbers and calculation. We will continue to multiply using column method. We will add and subtract multiples of 10 and 100. We will also cover fractions, negative numbers, decimals and time. 

Please help the children to learn their times tables up to 12x12 including corresponding division facts.

 

Science

We will be learning about plants and animals in our local habitat. We will find out which plants and animals live here and why.  We will also think about why animals are endangered and how they can be protected.

 

Reminders

We go to the library fortnightly on a Thursday.

PE is every Monday in Summer 1 and Friday in Summer 2. Please make sure that kit is in school at all times.

Spellings are sent home each Friday for a test the following Friday.

Reading books – your child will now have reading book which needs to be in school every day.  Please listen to them read each day and sign the reading record. 

 

Miss Allerton - Class Teacher

Email [email protected]

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