Year 4

Curriculum Update
Year 4
Autumn Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2021/2022 is a good one for our whole school community and we can finally get back to normality, whilst still being extremely aware of how to keep ‘Covid safe’.
Once again, I cannot thankyou enough for the tremendous home-schooling efforts you went to during the nation’s second Covid19 lockdown last academic year. The school cannot thankyou enough for this! Without you, our children would’ve fallen even further behind with their progress and attainment.
I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the summer holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly in order to catch up the months of formal education that they have missed. I’m positive with your continued support, our excellent teaching and well-planned catch-up curriculum, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.
I still firmly believe that we will one day look back on this period in time with immense pride of how well the children of Beech Grove did. I continue to be so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Autumn term. Their resilience and adaptability is absolutely outstanding.
As always, 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/phone calls, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading is the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
Our writing this term is going to build on Year Three, allowing us to explore stories and how to develop our skills as a writer. We will be spending time developing our skills in writing paragraphs.

Mathematics
This term, our focus will be place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will also be looking at Roman Numerals and investigating negative numbers. We need to focus on our multiplication tables as we will have a national test in June.

Science
This term we will be looking at Electricity, and how circuits work. In the second half of term, we will be looking at the Human digestive system, and how our digestive system works.

Topic
I Am Warrior!
We are looking at how the Romans came to invade in Britain, and how they have had an impact on our lives.
Burps, Bottoms & Bile
We will be investigating our digestive system, and how it works. We will look at how to keep us healthy, and what our bodies need to function.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)I
In PSHE, we will be looking at what it is like being part of a class team, and being a citizen. In the second half of term, we will be looking at how we can celebrate people’s differences, and what makes us all so special.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:  Friday 3rd September 2021 – Friday 17th December 2021
Half Term:        Monday 25th October 2021 – Friday 29th October 2021