Year 4

4J - Miss Jacklin & Miss Sayers
 
4N - Mrs Noble & Mr Feather
 
PE days - Tuesday and Friday
 
 
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Murder, Mystery & Mummification

 

Welcome to the start of a new and exciting year. We hope you've had a good summer break and are refreshed and ready for the Autumn term.

 

This year’s themes offer lots of stimulating and interesting things to learn about and we are sure your child is going to embrace every aspect.

 

This half-term, we are learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Within the theme, children will be exploring when and where the Ancient Egyptian people lived, who the most important people were and how death was dealt with in Ancient Egypt. To provide the children with an insight into life during this period the children will take part in an action packed Egyptian workshop delivered by Portals From the Past on Wednesday 3rd October (details to follow).  This theme will also be explored through other subject areas, such as English, computing, art, and design and technology.

Our English work will link closely with our Egyptian topic and the mystery surrounding Tutankhamun's death. We will have daily grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) sessions. Children will have a fortnightly spelling learn by heart target that links to our class spelling sessions and a half termly list which can be found below. Our fortnightly spellings will be sent home with the maths learn by heart targets(dates below). We will also have a daily reading session where children will read independently or with an adult. We would appreciate it if you could also hear your child read at home as often as possible. 

During our maths lessons this term we will begin by focusing on place value. We will learn to count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000, find 1000 more or less than a given number, count backwards through zero to include negative numbers, recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones), order and compare numbers beyond 1000 identify and round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Later in the half term we will move on to addition and subtraction. We will add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction, estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation and solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Our Maths Learn by Heart Targets this half term are linked to learning our times tables. The first targets are to revisit the multiplication and division facts for the 3,4 & 8 times tables. 

Your Learn by Heart (LBH) book will be sent home on Friday 14th September and should be returned to school by Wednesday 26th September. Further dates for targets are listed below.

In Science we will explore the digestive system and describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. Within this topic we will also identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.

P.E. will continue to take place on Tuesday (indoors)with a focus netball, and Fridays (outdoors)with football. Please could you ensure that your child attends 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.