Welcome To Year 4!
With Mr Purewal, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Newitt and Mrs King
A huge welcome from myself, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Newitt. We are so delighted to have the opportunity to each your wonderful children this academic year. Our aims for this year are to not only improve your children's learning but to help them grow as human being by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
English and Topic
In English we will be continuing reading ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ through this children will be writing more character and setting descriptions. Some of our reading skills will also incorporate our class reader.
We will also be writing a non-chronological report about Oompa Loompas using the text. The children will also be writing persuasively to why their chocolate is the best!
Through our topic work we will be learning about the impact the Roman Empire had on life in Britain. They will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. Children will look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building of Roman roads and bathhouses.
In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to learn about the British resistance of Boudicca. The children will also investigate Hadrian’s Wall, examining how, where and why it was built. They will learn about the different features of the wall and use maps to determine its location. Through Gods and Roman religion will help the children to understand more about the culture and beliefs of Roman people.
During this half-term children will explore some of the customs and practices associated with the celebration of the Season of Lent. Through the life and teaching of Christ they will learn about prayer, fasting and almsgiving and the forgiveness that God offers to those who believe in him.
In Maths we will be looking at the following:
A very useful link here: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check. This game is similar to the times table test the children will be undertaking towards the end of the academic year. It tests children on their times tables up to 12. Children should be practising their times tables every single day. Our class record at the moment is 14 children out of 30 achieving 25/25 in one day. Lets see if we can beat that record!
In Science we will be learning about states of matter. The differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the weight of a gas. They will have the chance to find the ideal temperature to melt chocolate. They will explore in-depth how water changes state, exploring melting, freezing, condensing as well as a particular focus on evaporation.
Reading and Spellings
Please continue to keep reading with your child daily. Building vocabulary, confidence and understanding in what they read is crucial. Spellings are given out weekly for children to practise at home. Whilst every few weeks a book review shall be set for your child to see how much they understand from what they are reading. Your child will be given a Maths homework booklet for the whole year, they will be given homework weekly.
Thank you so much for supporting our class fund every single Friday. Children are allowed to wear odd socks by contributing £1.00 each. The money raised from these donations can mean we can purchase invaluable resources for the classroom to help the children.
Mr Bromley does P.E on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please ensure your child always has their kit in school. If you have any questions regarding anything at all, please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the school day. Otherwise you can book an appointment with me via Mrs Brown.