Welcome to Year 4

Autumn Term 2018

We hope you find this information useful.

Things to share at home

Learning log homework will be set on Thursdays and should be in school by the following Wednesday, ready to share.Each piece of work will link with what is being taught in class and will be designed so the child can use their own ideas and skills to complete it.

New spellings will normally be set on Thursday and tested on the following Thursday.

We expect the children to learn their spellings independently at home, but please support them by checking their understanding of these words and testing them. A list of the spellings to learn and write out will be in each child’s home spelling book.

Home reading books and green record booklets will be taken in on Mondays and given out on Tuesdays.

Book bags, plimsolls, PE kits and water bottles should be in school every day. PElessons will take place on a Thursday morning.

Parents’ group will be on a Thursday morning from 8.45 until 9.00 am prompt.

Things that will be taught at school

Our main Creative Learning Journey theme for this term will be The Romans. This will include lots of tasks and activities including:

Geography:

· Atlas skills locating and identifying countries within the Roman Empire.

History

· Research into life in Roman Britain.

· Finding out about the life of a Roman soldier.

· Investigating artefacts and the legacy of the Romans in Britain.

Art / D&T:

· Creating Roman artefacts including shields,helmets, mosaics and pots.

In addition the following will be taught:

Music:

· Singing sessions

· Ukulele lessons

French ICT RE PSHE and Citizenship

ENGLISH

At the start of the school year activities will be based on our whole class novel ‘The Lost Happy Endings.’ Some of our English this term will be linked to our History and Science topics. It will also focus on improving writing and reading, speaking and listening skills.

We will read and discuss lots of different types of stories and poems and answer questions about them. We will work as a whole class, in groups and by ourselves. Our written work will include poems, descriptions, stories, information pages, letters and explanations.

MATHS

The initial focus will be on place value and calculation skills. Lessons will include looking at mental and formal written methods for addition and subtraction, understanding the relationship between multiplication and division and an understanding of how to use these skills to solve problems that children understand. We will then move on to learning about decimals, fractions and percentages.

The children will have multiplication cards to use and learn from at home and at school.