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 Ancient China, including the Shang Dynasty and the Terracotta Warriors.? We will look at how the China Empire began, how it evolved over time and what it is like today

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 focussing upon poetry and performing different poems.
Writing focus

We will be undertaking a study of Myths and Legends and how it can be used write a Mythical story.;

Spelling, grammar, punctuation or phonics focus – if appropriate
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Imperative verbs
  • superlatives
  • Punctuation
Topic We will be focusing upon China We will locate cities maps and we will be looking at how China and the.
Science Electricity -Understanding Simple circuits, insulators and conductors and symbols used in circuit diagrams.
PE Circuits / Gymnastics
ICT Digital programming – We are software developers
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 taking part in the POLLINATION project, which is a nationwide scheme to try and help the numbers of pollinating insects.