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Year 4

Mrs Williams  - Year 4 class teacher

Mrs Milner  - Year 4 class teacher

Welcome back to a very busy and exciting summer term! We hope you all enjoyed the sunshine over our easter break - weren't we lucky?

This term we have lots of fun activities planned...

In history we will be focusing on the Romans covering areas such as the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain, including its lasting legacy. We will consider how different historical sources help us to know about Roman Britain and will research what it might have been like to live in Britain during the period of Roman occupation.

In english, we are continuing our descriptive writing based on a book called The Black Dog before moving on to Escape from Pompeii and instruction writing linked to our history topic. 

We will alos be using the traditional tale Red Riding Hood to write setting and character descriptions using rich vocabulary, newspaper report and rewriting the story from another point of view. We will be focusing on using punctuation correctly, ensuring sentences make sense and using conjunctions to extend sentences. 

In order to support your child’s learning, we ask that your child is heard reading by someone at least 3 times a week and a note made in their reading record books.  Each Friday, Mrs Milner will look at the reading diaries and those who have read 3 times or more will recieve a golden ticket! This ticket will be placed in the basket and we will pick 6 winners each half term to recieve a prize. The more tickets that are in the basket, the more chances there are of winning! We will change books whenever the children put their book in the book bath. 

In maths, the children will be covering areas such as decimals linked to their fraction skills from last term. We will also be having a big push on timestables and mental maths skills.

Using Timestables Rockstars for 10 minutes daily, will greatly help with this. Please call into speak to us if you need your child's log in details.

In Science,  we will be introduced to the main body parts associated with the digestive system and how they have special functions.  We will understand how the digestive system digests the food eaten and gives the body energy process of digestion. Children will explore different types of teeth including milk and permanent teeth; incisors, canines and molars. Children will find out about food groups and healthy balanced diets and compare diets of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

P.E & Swimming: Swimming lessons will take place every Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a towel and swimming kit in school each week, along with a waterproof coat... just incase! Our PE lesson will be on a Friday, please ensure children come dressed in their otdoor PE kits on these days as we will be outside for PE lessons

Spellings: These will be practised as part of the school day. 

Homework: Please focus on daily reading and Timestables Rockstars.

As we are now moving into the warmer weather, please could you send a named hat into school for those particularly hot days and if necessary apply suncream before school. Chidren also need a water bottle with them each day. 

If you have any questions, please call in to speak to any member of the year 4 teaching staff or email us (Monday to Wednesday)  or (Wednesday to Friday) and we will do our best to help.

Mrs Williams, Mrs Milner and Mrs Taylor