Welcome to Year 4!
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In year 4, this half term, the children have been excited to learn about The Romans in Britain. They have experienced a Roman Day at Conkers, as well as immersive lessons in class.
Our English text this term has been Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, the children have had the opportunity to create their own rooms for the factory, character profiles, as well as write their own fantasy stories based in a factory.
Half term Projects
Each half term, your child will be given a project to complete based on topics they have learnt or will be learning in class. These projects are to be handed in during the first week back after half term. You may present your project in any way you wish, for example, a PowerPoint, a piece of writing, fact sheet, piece of art/photographs etc.
Autumn's half term project: Research facts about Japan, these could be modern or historical, it could be around food, culture, art, technology or geography.
Year 4 Overview
Autumn 1: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Autumn 2: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Spring 1: The Piano
Spring 2: Beowulf
Summer 1: The Explorer
Summer 2: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
During each half term children will have the opportunity to write around their texts, using a range of grammatical features and text types. There will also be a poetry topic covering Flanders Fields and related poetry, during the Spring term.
Useful websites to use from home:
https://www.storylineonline.net - online reading provides activities related to the story being read
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/ - provides a variety of online interactive games to help children deepen their understanding in certain areas of learning
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading - tablet friendly games available
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - a wide variety of SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) games for children to explore
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize - covers a wide variety of topics that children and adults can explore with educational videos to support understanding
Autumn1: addition and subtraction with four digit numbers, multiplying 2 and 3-digit numbers by 2 digits.
Autumn 2: Fractions and decimals, including money
Spring 1: Multiplication facts, negative numbers and Roman numerals
Spring 2: Measures including translation and angles
Summer 1: Time and statistics
Summer 2: Targetted key areas for revision
Children also have short arithmetic and time tables sessions during the week to practice their skills. This can also be completed at home on Times Tables Rockstars.
Useful websites to use from home:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Help with your child's time tables ( your child would have received their login and password)
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths-owl/maths - a range of top tips, eBooks and activities to help your child with their maths
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/ - wide variety of topics covered with interactive games and revision lessons
http://www.mathszone.co.uk/ - interactive tablet friendly maths games
http://www.nnparenttoolkit.org.uk/ - toolkit designed for parents and adults with a wealth of advice and tips for teaching Numeracy
Autumn 1: The Romans in Britain
Autumn 2: Japan
Spring 1: World War 1
Spring 2: Anglo Saxons
Summer 1: South America
Summer 2: Mountains and Rivers
Big Question Autumn 1
What do Christians learn from the Creation story?