Welcome to Year 4
Teachers: Mrs Tyers and Miss O'Carroll
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Britton and Mrs Press
Key concepts being taught this term:
Literacy - We will begin this term by writing a fiction piece in the style of a dilemma story. In order to immerse ourselves within the genre, we will explore many model texts that offer moral dilemmas. We will link this learning to philosophy to try to think more deeply about the impact of making difficult choices. In terms of grammar and vocabulary, we will focus on using rich and varied language to ensure that the reader is able to feel the inner turmoil of our characters.
Numeracy - This term, the children will cover a variety of concepts within numeracy including: Multiplication and division, measurement (area), fractions and decimals. Beat Your Score sheets will also be regularly uploaded to support home learning.
Science - States of Matter and Earth and Space are the two key concepts we will focus on during the Spring term. Throughout their learning, the children will work scientifically to expand their understanding and to challenge predictions they have made.
History - This term, the children will learn about the invasion of the Anglo Saxons and Scots after the Roman occupation. They will learn why, when and how they were able to conquer parts of Britain as well as analysing the character of key figures of time, for example, King Vortigern.
Geography - Knowledge of the world: Locating areas of similar environmental regions, identifying the position and significance of the Equator and Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Computing - E-safety, programming, multimedia, handling data and technology in our lives.
P.E. and Games - Dance and basketball
Music - This year, the children will learn to play a brass instrument with a professional music teacher, Mr Keats. This will include a lesson every week and the opportunity to take an instrument home for even more practise!
R.E. - This term, the R.E. focus will be on 'Religion and the Individual' and the focus religions will be Christianity and Islam.
P.S.H.E. - Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Our P.E. day is on Tuesday (outdoor).
Homework is given out on Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday.
Spelling activities will be sent out on a Thursday alongside the weekly homework.