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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

Welcome to Year 4

I am Miss Nicolaou and am delighted to be teaching Year 4 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Ms Nimalraj.

This term our topics are ‘Countries around the World’ and ‘Ancient Egypt’.

 

We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Homework:

In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Be responsible reader and read for 20 minutes every night
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Learn their Year 3/4 glossaries
  • Revise their Year 1/2 spelling lists
  • Learn Year 3/4 spelling lists (copies are in their reading records)  
  • Complete their Lexia units and time
  • Practise their times tables up to 12x12 by using TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks

 

Autumn Term Learning

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a holiday brochure. Their fiction writing will be based around 'The Lost Thing' a short animated film by Shaun Tan. Their learning will include a clear focus on developing the skills needed to organise and structure their work, e.g. sentence structure, using paragraphs and developing their vocabulary. Year 4 will develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.

 

In Maths we will be catching up on the missed learning from Year 3 by completing the topics of Fractions, Angles, Lines and shape and Perimeter of figures.

 

In Science we will be learning about electricity and sound.

 

We will be learning about coding, online safety and creating spreadsheets in Computing.

 

Our History topic this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. We will be learning about the achievements of the earliest civilisations in Ancient Egypt and what life was like.

 

Our Geography topic this term is ‘Countries around the World'. We will be learning about the continents, countries and capital cities of the world. We will be developing our practical skills of using a map/atlas and our understanding of human geography by exploring and comparing Britain and Egypt.

 

In Art the children will be learning about cartouches and hieroglyphics and designing and making their own cartouches out of clay. In DT we will be exploring torches. The children will be identifying the features of a torch and using this knowledge to design and create their own torches.

 

We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Being

Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.

 

In R.E we will be learning about Buddhism and exploring the associated beliefs and practices – Is it possible for everyone to be happy?. We will also be learning about Christianity and considering ‘What is the most significant part of the Nativity story for Christians?’.

Year 4 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Our School' and 'Time'.

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on the fundamentals of Tennis and Basketball.

Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Rollo, and the children’s learning will be based around the song ‘Mamma Mia' and learning to play the glockenspiel.

All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website.

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact.

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place.

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