Welcome to Year 4

                                    Miss Luttrell - Class Teacher  Mrs Rogan - Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Welcome Back Year 4! I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas and New Year break! We have an exciting spring term ahead of us!

English

In English we will be focusing on Newspaper reports and narrative writing using Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong. It will give us opportunities to take part in drama activities such as ‘Hot Seating’ and ‘Conscience Alley’ to familiarise ourselves with the characters and their actions. Next half term, we will begin to study The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It will give us opportunities to non- chronological reports and poetry.

Please support your child at home by listening to them read and by ensuring they practice their weekly spellings using Spellodrome. Accelerated reading books must be brought in daily.

Maths

In maths we will be looking at more multiplication and division. Using knowledge of commutativity to find the most efficient way to solve a problem. As well as this, we will be investigating Fractions and decimals. Recognising common equivalent fractions and solving problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities and begin to recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.

Please ensure you support your child to complete their weekly Mathletics tasks online.

Science

Teeth and eating

As part of our science we will learn functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans and identify the different types of teeth and their functions. We will extend our understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.

States of matter

We will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will make predictions and observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). We will also identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Topic

Our learning challenge this half term is, ’Why were the Romans so great?’. We will learn about the impact the Roman Empire had on life in Britain, about the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. We will also look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building of Roman roads and bath houses. In addition to this, we will have the opportunity to learn about the British resistance of Boudicca and will act in role to look at the events of Boudicca's rebellion from different perspectives. We will also investigate Hadrian's Wall, examining how, where and why it was built.

In Spring 2, we will be investigating ‘What would we do without Rivers?’. We will find out more about why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks. By looking at the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time, children will explore the life stories of rivers. We will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world.

 

Timetable for useful information

Monday

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Commando Joe’s - Outdoor

Thursday

 PE

Friday

Spelling/Times tables test

 

Our Learning Challenge topics

Why were the Romans so great?

What would we do without Rivers?

Class Assembly

Friday 4th May 2018 at 9am

 

Useful websites

www.forestschoolassociation.org/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Miss Luttrell - Class Teacher

Email - office.sunnybank@visionmat.com

Please address emails to the school office email and put FAO Miss Luttrell in the subject line.  Thank you.

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