Welcome to Year 4
Teachers: Mrs Tyers and Mr Bradley
Teaching Assistants: Mr Easterbrook, Miss Lester, Miss Stephens and Mrs Smith
Our topic this term is: Back to the Future!
Key concepts being taught this term:
Literacy - We will begin this term by writing a fiction piece in the style of a voyage and return story. The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb will inspire the children to imagine their very own story which ends at the beginning.
Numeracy - This term, the children will cover a variety of concepts within numeracy including: Place Value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and measurement (length and perimeter). Beat Your Score sheets will also be regularly uploaded to support home learning.
Science - Electricity and sound are the two key concepts we will focus on during the autumn 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 lifestyle and society of the Anglo Saxons. This topic allows the children to immerse themselves within this era during a highly interactive and authentic workshop with a Roman soldier.
Geography – Types of settlement in modern Britain (villages, towns and cities) and locating/naming the main counties and cities in the South West. Using the eight points on a compass and two-figure grid references to give directional instructions.
Computing - E-safety, programming, multimedia, handling data and technology in our lives.
P.E. and Games – Gymnastics, 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 practice!
R.E.- This term, the R.E. focus will be on 'Inspirational People' and the focus religions will be Christianity and Islam.
Our P.E. days are on Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (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.