Yr 4 What We Are Learning

 Welcome to Year 4

Curriculum Update

Year 4

Spring Term 2019

Head Teacher Message
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to spring term 2019. The time has flown since children started their new classes in September.
On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Christmas break and hope that 2019 is a good one for our whole school community.

This term we hope to pick up where we left before Christmas with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to the tremendous hard working attitude of them and the dedicated staff team here at school.
Children’s classroom and corridor manners were amazing which created such a lovely atmosphere around school. I was immensely proud of all of the children. In fact I was bursting with pride!!

This term we will also be hoping for some lovely spring sunshine so that children can make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson time and maybe plant some wonderful spring flowers for us all to enjoy (even the ducks!!!)

Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development that we can’t stress that enough. (96% and above is GOOD attendance)

Here’s to a really positive spring term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
In English we are learning how to write creatively, persuasively and study the content of information texts. We will be focusing on using conjunctions to extend our sentences alongside using the various key features of these text types.

Mathematics
In Maths we will be recapping our place value knowledge before moving into multiplication and division. We will need to really focus on our times table knowledge to help us! After this, we will be looking at geometry and focusing mainly on shape and symmetry.

Science
In Science we will be studying Gas, Liquids and Solids and the differences between each state in how it relates to water molecules. We will further be studying the water cycle with particular focus on experiments with evaporation.

Topic
Our topic focus will be ‘I am Warrior’ with a focus on the Romans’ so we will be focusing largely on extending our knowledge of this area. We will investigate who the Romans were, why they invaded Britain and what changes they made to our way of life.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will continue to have our twice weekly P.E sessions to maintain our fitness levels as well as discussing what healthy eating choices we can make to help improve our
all-round health.

Dates for your Diary
Spring Term:             Monday 7th January 2019 – Friday 5th April 2019
Half Term Holiday:
    Monday 18th February 2019 – Friday 22nd February 2019
PD Days:                    Friday 25th January 2019, Friday 22nd March 2019
Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 5th February 2019
World Book Day:      
Thursday 7th March 2019