Welcome to Year 4.
‘The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice’ will be our class text for this half term. We will be exploring lots of different aspects of reading and writing through this text. This term we will be using the non-fiction text to support our writing of a non-chronological report. The text gives lots of opportunities for the children to act out and perform.
In maths we will be working linking our topic and learning roman numerals up to 100. The main focus of the half term is place value. We will be working really hard to ensure the children have a solid sense of number.
As well as this, we will also work on learning our times tables; any support you can give at home would be much appreciated. Remember that children need to be fluent in division facts as well as multiplication facts. (7 x 5 = 35 so 35 ÷7 = 5). We will carry on with mad minutes daily and don’t forget about timetables rock stars.
This term our topic is a history based topic. We will be learning all about the Roman empire and its impact on Britain. Our main question is ‘Why was the Roman Army so good?’. We will also be exploring how the Romans changed Britain and why how they lived is still evident in life today.
This year we will be learning the Ukulele. Mr Bergin from the music centre will teach this lesson.
PSHE & RE
There will be weekly lessons of PSHE delivered by Miss Mallalieu and RE looking at signs and symbols in religion. These are very important subjects and work on building up children’s tolerance, respect and valuable life skills.
Forest school/Outdoor learning.
Over the year, children will take turns in going to Forest school with Mrs Schofield. Groups of six children will be chosen every half-term. These children will complete an outdoor learning session every week.
PE for Year 4 will again be held on a Wednesday and a Friday. Please can you make sure that your child has their PE kit on this day. To remind you school PE kits are red t-shirts, black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms and a pair of pumps. If children have attended a club during the week it is important that their PE kit is returned on a Wednesday or Friday morning ready for our lesson.
Again homework will be sent home on Friday and needs to be back in school on Wednesday, please can you support your child to complete their homework and return it the following Wednesday so it can be marked.
Each week children should choose one task to complete from the topic menu stuck in their homework books. In some week’s children will be given additional maths and English tasks to complete.
Early morning reading and home reading books
Please ensure that children bring their books into school every day as we aim to hear children read on a one to one basis as much as possible. We continue to ask that you support your child at home by listening to them read and whenever possible discussing the story that they have shared with you.
Again this term we will be running early morning reading where children are invited into school on a selected day to read with a member of staff. This session starts at 8:30am so please ensure that your child arrives on time as late arrivals are very disruptive to the group.