Yr 4 What We Are Learning
Welcome to Year 4
Autumn Term 2017
Head Teacher’s Message
The start of another new school year! We extend a special welcome to our new starters in reception and to those who have joined us further up school. Our aim, as always is to build strong partnerships with parents so that by supporting each other we can ensure that the children receive the best education and care possible. We ask that you encourage your children to work within our school rules and procedures, and bring any concerns you have to our attention.
Our work for this term
In English we are learning how to write instructions alongside persuasive writing and information texts. We will be focusing on using conjunctions to extend our sentences alongside using the various key features of these text types.
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.
Our topic focus will be ‘playlist’ so we will be focusing largely on sound in science and extending our knowledge of this area. We will be looking closely at music also and how different instruments can make different sounds.
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 2017 – Friday 22nd December 2017
Half Term Holiday: Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017
Professional Development Day Monday 9th October 2017