Year 4 Parent Letter

Dear Parent/ Carer

During the second half of the Autumn term, year 4 will be covering the following topics:

Literacy:          We will be reading, performing and writing play scripts and writing a horror story based in Ancient Egypt and working on spelling, grammar, punctuation and comprehension.

Numeracy:        We will be looking at reading and writing decimals to 3 dp, calculating area and volume, learning about acute, obtuse and reflex angles and to draw acute angles with protractors as well as recapping addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers.

Science:           This half term our topic for science is keeping warm. We will be investigating, estimating and measuring temperature.

ICT:                 We will be learning how to write for different audiences. This will involve recapping some of the features of word processing and learning to use some new ones.

Topic:               We will be looking at Ancient Egypt. We will be studying their beliefs about life after death, tombs, pyramids and mummification. Egyptian hieroglyphics and numbers along with finding out about the life and death of Tutankhamun is also part of the topic.

PSHE:               The qualities required to be a good friend and how to deal with getting angry are the topics this half term.

Music:              We will be looking at sounds that create pictures and emotions.

The following homework will be given most weeks: Literacy in the form of spellings, Numeracy, Science and Reading. Each piece should take no longer than half an hour. I hope this will give you a further insight into your child’s education. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

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