Year 4

Welcome back.

I do hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and are ready to learn new and amazing things.

This half term is we will be conducting a  history and geography study looking at the topic of Europe, Ancient Greece, Romans and a local study of Liverpool.

At the start of term we had a Meet the Teacher meeting but if you missed it here is the PowerPoint.

Meet the teacher September 2019

Timetable Year 4 Autumn

Mr Barraclough

Numeracy focus
  • Place value – Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.
  • Find 1000 more or less than a given number.
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones)
Reading focus Each week your child will take part in a Guided Reading session led by an adult.  Throughout the week they will also carry out a follow on activity related to their book and other comprehension type activities.  We will also be focusing upon poetry and performing different poems.
Writing focus We will be undertaking a study of Fantasy settings which will based upon Micheal Morpurgo’s The Firework Makers Daughter
Spelling, grammar, punctuation or phonics focus – if appropriate
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Fronted Adverbials
  • Superlatives
  • Punctuation
Topic We will be focusing upon Europe where we will locate countries and their cities on maps and we will be looking at how Europe’s countries interlink with each other.
Science Electricity -Understanding Simple circuits, insulators and conductors and symbols used in circuit diagrams.
PE Circuits / Gymnastics / Archery
Computing Coding
How do Hindus describe God

How important is God in Hindu family life?

What can parents/carers do to help? Help with the completion of weekly homework

Help children to practise their spellings and times tables

Listen to children read and sign reading records (at least 3 times a week please)

Is there any help you need in class? E.g. any items sent in from home/helpers?  Readers
Visits planned for this term Non but we will be carrying on with the  POLLINATION project, which is a nationwide scheme to try and help the numbers of pollinating insects.