Welcome to Year 4
Year 4 Chad: Mr Clark
Year 4 Vale: Miss Grosvenor & Mrs Wain
For the majority of the term, we will focus on calculations involving money and converting between different units of measure, plus shape and graphs. The children will then move on to revising certain areas of maths that they have found more difficult than other areas. These areas will include fractions (especially fractions greater than a whole), multiplication and division.
Creating a greater depth of understanding is a key aspect of the curriculum. With this in mind, we aim to involve children in problem-solving and investigative activities, where they will be expected to explain fully how they have tackled a mathematical problem.
This term, we will continue to use ‘The Write Stuff’ as the model for writing. Children will learn the features of different text types and then apply these to their own versions. We will be focusing on persuasive writing, newspaper articles and classic stories. You can support this by helping your child select books of the same genre from readingeggspress.com.
Also during English, there will be an emphasis on S.P.A.G (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).
The children will take part in daily whole class reading lessons. Various skills will be covered each week, such as making predictions, inferences and links to other texts and the wider world. A wide variety of text extracts and whole texts will be read, including poetry.
We cannot emphasise enough the importance of reading. Research shows that children who read well, write well. Please ensure that your children read every evening.
This term, we will study our final history topic — The Second World War. Children will learn about various aspects of WW2, primarily focusing on the Home Front, evacuation and life for children during this time. This will culminate with an exciting visit to Bewdley Museum to experience life during The Blitz!
If you have any artefacts, family stories or photos, we would love to see or hear them!
For the art element of our topic, we will be looking at drawing and sketching skills.
Our science study this term will be sound. We will learn how it travels and how we receive sound. We will be looking at pitch and volume and how sounds can be changed.
In the second half term, we will be looking at electricity and circuits and using these to create alarms. We will then be able to use our knowledge to make working torches for our DT project!
In geography, Year 4 will be learning about latitude and longitude, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and will be using map-reading skills to study the local area.
PE, Music and Computing
In computing, children will make full use of the laptops and iPads to create their own podcasts and art.
PE lessons will follow the same pattern as in autumn. 4 Chad will swim first, after half term, Vale will continue.
On Mondays, all the children will continue to learn how to play either a keyboard or violin. This will continue throughout the term, as part of our partnership with the Music Service.
Homework is sent home each Wednesday. This includes a spelling sheet and maths work. Spelling tests will then take place in school on either a Wednesday (4C) or a Friday (4V). Children should also read at home each day and practise the times tables up to 12 x 12.
Year 4 Chad Teacher:
Year 4 Vale Teachers: