Yr 4 What We Are Learning

 Welcome to Year 4

Curriculum Update

Year 4

Autumn Term 2018

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new school year. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return and hope that 2018/19 academic year is a good one for our whole school community. As last year we hope that with your help we will achieve our fundraising target of £4,000. This will once again enable us to send all of our children on a free summer trip which they will thoroughly enjoy! 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.

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. As the nights get darker and with lots of fun events coming up we will be discussing how we can make ourselves safe at night.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:           Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018
Half Term Holiday:    Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018