Year 4 Term 1

Dear Parent/ Carer

It is so good to be coming back to school following a very different spring and summer this year. During the first half of the Autumn term, year 4 will be covering the following topics:

Literacy:          We will be looking at writing newspaper reports about Ancient Egypt and studying the story The Wyrmstooth Crown, whilst also improving our grammar and comprehension skills. Spellings will normally be given out on a Monday to learn ready for a test the following Monday.

Numeracy:        We will be looking at place value and partitioning numbers, alongside recognising the value of each digit and finding 1, 10, 100 and 100 more or less. We are also adding several numbers and using column addition. During the term we will also be studying fractions and symmetry. Learning all the times table facts up to 12×12 is important this year and we will be working on this in class, your support at home with this is essential.

Science:           This half term our topic for science is electricity.  We will be investigating circuits, conductors and insulators.

Computing:       We will be using various programmes to support the class learning.  

R.E.:                 We will be learning about the Christian’s story of the creation of the world and the fall.

Topic:               We will be investigating Ancient Egypt, thinking about the geography of the Nile and its uses, hieroglyphics and cartouches and the pyramids of Giza and tombs.

French:            In French this term, we will be thinking about clothes and starting to consider hobbies.

Music:              Learning songs to perform, an introduction to singing in rounds and melodic contours are our themes for this term.

PE:                   This term Year 4 are doing Netball, Football and swimming.

This term a homework choice grid will be sent home, one piece of homework from the grid must be completed each week. Five spellings will be sent home to learn each week; there will then be a test on those five and the previous week’s five spellings.

Reading and simply enjoying books at home with your child will also further their development as will helping them learn their times tables, especially as the government will officially test them this year. 

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.

Yours faithfully

Mrs. Hines

Class 4 Teacher

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