Yr 4 What We Are Learning

 Welcome to Year 4

Curriculum Update

Year 4

Summer Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new summer term. 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.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our fund raising efforts. We are very close to our target of £4,000 and you should soon be hearing about the free summer trips your children will be enjoying!

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
In the first half term the children will be writing character profiles linked to our new topic ‘Raiders and Traders’. The children will also have the opportunity to write informal letters as well as writing a mystery story.

Mathematics
This term we will be focusing on symmetry as the children look to become more secure in finding lines of symmetry in shapes as well as completing symmetrical shapes. We will also be looking at angles and in particular focusing on the types of angles you find in regular and irregular shapes. We will continue to focus on our times tables and our arithmetic through daily practises and Times Tables Rockstars.

Topic
Our topics this term is ‘Raiders and Traders’. We will be learning about who the Vikings were and what they did. We will be finding out about where they came from and what life would’ve been like during this time in history.

In science we will be focusing on electricity and finding out how simple circuits work as well as how other simple compliances are made.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
Over the term the children will be discussing how we keep ourselves safe at home.
We will be discussing ‘Stranger Danger’ in various contexts and learning about being safe in various settings.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:          Monday 16th April 2018 – Friday 20th July 2018
Half Term Holiday:   Monday 28th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018
Autumn Term:           Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018