Mrs Williams - Year 4 class teacher
Mrs Milner - Year 4 class teacher
Welcome back to a new term. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. A big thank you for all the lovely cards and presents we received for Christmas. They are very much appreciated. We are excited to have all the children back for a busy but fun term. The children have already made a really positive start to their learning and are very excited about the coming weeks.
This term our topic is Anglo Saxons, we will be finding out how and where they invaded, using our map skills to look at maps of Europe. We will research and where the Anglo Saxons lived as well as learning about religion at that time. Using different sources, we will try and solve the mystery of Sutton Hoo. Children will also find out about how Anglo Saxons lived their daily life.
Fiction: This term the children will be learning how to write a ‘defeat the monster story’ based on Beowulf. They will learn a text with actions before looking at the different features that make a good story.
Within the English units of work, the children will be learning how to correctly punctuate dialogue and to include paragraphs to structure their writing.
Non Fiction: This will be linked to the topic of Anglo-Saxons, The children will research an aspect of life from that period of time and write a non-chronological report.
We will continue with skills based lessons for grammar and spelling work, giving the children the tools they need to become confident writers. We are really encouraging the children to try really hard with their letter formation and handwriting. Some children have been chosen to begin to join their letters and we will be introducing the opportunity for children to earn a ‘pen licence’ this term and begin to use pens in some of their lessons.
In maths this term we will be continuing with:
- Multiplication and division – recalling and using multiplication & division facts up to 12 x 12, solving problems and learning that multiplication of 3 numbers can be done in any order.
- Area – finding the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.
- Fractions – Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions. Counting up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
- Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
- Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
- Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in
- the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
- Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.
- Convert between different units of measure
Science this term will be Changing Sounds. We will explore what sound is and how it is made before instigation how sound travels, how we can block sound, how different pitches can be attained and much more!
In computing this term, the children will be learning how to use spreadsheets. They will be taught how to format numbers, add formulas and create graphs, before applying the learning to make practical use of a spreadsheet to help them plan actions.
Our PE lessons will continue to be taught alongside Mr Shore. This term he will be leading the children in a variety of invasion games. P.E. lessons will take place on Monday and Tuesday (possibly outdoor). Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school and that pumps fit. Indoor kit should consist of shorts, t shirt and pumps, outdoor kit should consist of long trousers, sweat shirts and trainers/pumps.
Please conitue to practice your spelling using Spelling Shed as well as using Times Tabes Rockstars to practice times tables. As you are aware, year 4 have a multiplication check so it is vitally important that they practise regularly. Over the week, we would like them to practice on Times Table Rockstars at least 8 times (more if they want to!), preferably over the week rather than in one session.
If you have any questions, please call in to speak to any member of the year 4 team and we will do our best to help.
Mrs Williams and Mrs Milner