Year 4

4J - Miss Jacklin
 
4N - Mrs Noble

Welcome back to the Summer 1 half term. This is an action packed, Roman themed half term. We know the children are extremely excited about the residential visit to York (4J 15th -16th May & 4M 16th-17th May) and we are sure they will have a fantastic time. If you have any questions regarding the trip please contact a member of the Year 4 Learning Team.

The Easter learning log task is due in by Monday 23rd April, if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning log, please speak to your child’s class teacher. The next learning log task will be sent home on Friday 18th May a week before the end of the half term on Friday 25th May.

Our main topic this half term is the Romans, their occupation of Britain and the lasting effects that had on Britain. We will also find out why the Romans left Britain and who followed in their footsteps. In computing we will be using 3D modelling software to create 3D representations of Roman buildings.

Our English work will be based on Roman gladiators. We will start by writing our own gladiator handbook. Then we will write about a gladiator’s thoughts and feelings during the training process, before entering the arena and writing a battle report in the style of a sports reporter.
Thank you for helping your child learn last half term’s spellings. Spellings for this half term are listed below.
Our library visiting day is Wednesday. If you would like to change your reading book, please make sure your book is in school on Wednesdays. 

During our Maths lessons this term we will begin by learning about decimal numbers. We will learn to recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths, compare decimals with two decimal places, round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and recognise and write decimal equivalents for common fractions. Next we will be working with money in pounds and pence and solving money problems to build on our work with decimals and fractions. Finally we will be reading, writing and converting between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hr clocks and solving problems involving converting hours to minutes, seconds to minutes, days to weeks, months to years.

Thank you for continuing to help your child with their maths learn by heart targets the dates for this half term are listed below. Due to the York residential trip we have allowed more time for the second learn by heart target.

In Science we will explore the properties of the three key states of matter: solid, liquid and gas and set up investigations about matter changing from one state to another. Our Science unit of work will also provide us with the opportunity to work on our interpretation of data and graphing skills.

P.E. will continue to take place on Thursday (indoors)with a focus on yoga and gymnastics, and Fridays (outdoors)with cricket and tennis in preparation for a cricket tournament at the beginning of May and a tennis tournament early next half term. We would like to thank you again for your continued support in ensuring children attend school in the correct P.E. kit on those days.

Please remember, P.E. kit should be school colours only, not football kits and with no large logos.