Welcome to Year 4
Teachers: Miss O’Carroll and Mr Charlesworth
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Britton, Miss Kearney, Mrs Newcomb, Mrs Press and Mrs Moate
Our topic this term is The Maya Civilisation
The Mayans are regarded as the earliest creator's of chocolate. This term, we will research the origins of the delicious, sweet treat within our history learning as well as learn about other key components to their society! We’ll be linking some of our learning to our work in English, by writing a explanation text detailing the production of chocolate. To ensure that the explanation texts are accurate, food tasting will be a necessity.
As discussed last term, an ongoing focus for all children will be times tables. We will support the children in school with BYS, weekly times tables activities and games as well as 'Beat The Teacher' (a particular favourite of the children's). Please do not hesitate to approach the Year 4 team, for any advice or ideas to support your child with this skill.
There is much to look forward to this term and most certainly, the children will be incredibly excited for our respective trips to Nethercott Farm and Pennywell.
Key concepts being taught this term:
English - Explanation Texts, Comedy stories
Maths – Decimals, Geometry, Statistics, Time, Measurement (money)
History - The Maya Civilisation
Science - Animals and Living Things
Computing- E-Safety and Programming
Art- Drawing and Painting Skills
Design Technology - Food Technology
Geography – Longitude and Latitude, Trade linked to the production of food
P.E and Games – Athletics and Gymnastics/Circuit and agility training
R.E/ PSHCE- Christianity and Islam
Our P.E. days are on: Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)
Homework is given out on Friday and due in on following Thursday
Spelling activities will be sent out on a Friday alongside the weekly homework.