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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

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

This Spring term our topics are ‘Rainforests' and ‘Victorian Children’. 

We have Forest school on a Tuesday and P.E once a week on a Thursday.

Please ensure your child brings in a full PE kit with them at the beginning of the week.

Homework:

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

  • Be a responsible reader and read for 20 minutes every night
  • Learn their Year 3/4 spellings and revise their Year 1/2 spelling lists 
  • Complete their Lexia units 
  • 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
  • Revise and learn their Year 4 glossary

Spring Term Learning 

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a persuasive letter. Their fiction writing will be based around 'The Whale' a picture book by Ethan and Vita Murrow and 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. 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 improving our multiplication and division skills as well as learning about graphs, fractions, time and decimals. 

In Science we will be learning about electricity and the states of matter.

We will be learning about spreadsheets, writing for different audiences and logos in Computing.

Our History topic this term is ‘Victorian Children’. We will be learning about what life was like in the Victorian era and comparing this to our lives in the 21st century.

 Our Geography topic this term is ‘Rainforests'. We will be learning about the different layers of vegetation in the rainforests and the tribes that live in the Amazon rainforest.

 In Art the children will be exploring creating prints and optical illusions. In DT we will be focusing on making torches. 

We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Dreams and Goals' and 'Healthy Me'.

In R.E we will be learning about Buddhism and exploring the associated beliefs and practices – Could the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?. We will also be learning about Christianity and considering - Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?

 Year 4 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Going Shopping' and ‘What’s the Time?'.

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

 Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Sanderson, and the children will continue learning the cornet. These lessons are delivered through Herts Music Service.

If you would like to find out more about Herts Music Service and the lessons they offer outside of school, please use the following link: Herts Music Service - Music Lessons

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 the wonderful learning that has been taking place.

 

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