Miss Mistry - Class Teacher
Mrs Kennedy - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Lewin - Learning Support Assistant
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*PE is on a Thursday – please ensure you child has their PE kit in school for those days, it is essential that your child has a full kit including pumps because we may be outside .
Forest School - Please ensure children have the appropriate clothing as detailed in the letter. Please head over to the Forest School page on the website for more information.
Homework is due in every Tuesday – Can you please ensure your child is reading three times a week for at least twenty minutes and practising their spellings and times tables.
This half term
For the whole of our Summer term, our topic is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
In English, we will be discussing and debating issues that we are ‘for’ and ‘against’ and writing letters to persuade people to change their minds about these issues. We will continue by focusing our learning on our class book ‘The Water Horse’ by Dick King Smith and write a newspaper report on the Loch Ness Monster siting. Finally, we will be linking our learning across the curriculum to Science. Year Four will be writing a non-chronological report on the digestive system and types of teeth in animals and humans. We will be conducting a range of research and looking carefully at the structure in order to successfully create our own reports.
As part of our Anglo Saxon and Viking topic, we will focus on Anglo Saxons this half term and learning all about what life was like during this period. We will find out about the different settlements and locate these on a map of the UK. We will learn about village life, how they built their homes, what jobs they did, look at artefacts and what they tell us about Anglo-Saxon life. We will and also learn about their religion and the gods they worshipped and how why they converted to Christianity.
In RE, we will be looking at the trinity and the importance of the trinity in Christian lives. We will be looking unpicking what creates the trinity in detail, representing this in many ways and Year Four will be identifying important aspects of their lives to create their own trinity.
In Maths, we will be finishing off our unit on fractions by finding fractions of different amounts. We will be moving onto decimals, counting in tenths and hundredths, finding fraction equivalents, dividing single digits by 10 and 100 and applying this learning to money and problem solving. Finally, we will be learning to tell the time accurately and convert 12 and 24 hour clocks.
In Science, Year 4 we will be covering ‘Animals including Humans’ looking closely at the digestive system and the important functions of the different elements that make our digestive system consists of. Furthermore, we will learn about teeth in humans and animals, looking at the similarities, differences and varieties. Finally, we will look at predators/preys, categorising animals and creating a range of food chains showing the animal kingdom.
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If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Year 4 team please send us a message.