Welcome back to a new school year and a new team of teachers. This half term, our topic will be 'Road Trip USA' and will include focusing on various places in the Americas.
In Maths, the children will be reinforcing their place value knowledge from Year 3 and will use practical resources to support their understanding of increasingly large numbers. The children will then be revising their understanding of the four operations and moving towards more formal methods of calculation. Times table and mental maths will remain a core part of the children's learning.
The children will be focusing on adventure stories including 'Grk and the Hot dog trail' and 'The Abominables'. The learning will include inference and deduction in response to the text. The children will be writing short stories focusing on expanded noun phrases, a variety of sentence types, speech and conjunctions.
In Science, the children will be looking at sound. They will be looking at how we hear sounds and how sound travels, through a series of practical and fun experiments.
In Geography , the children will be focusing on America and it's states. They will use atlases to locate countries and states as well as looking at grid references.
In Art, the children will be looking at graffiti from New York and creating their own tags.
*Each week activities will be sent home to support your child's learning. Homework is handed out on a Friday and is due in the following Tuesday.
*Children will undergo a "spellings quiz" every Friday and will be given new spellings to learn for the following week - please ensure that you are supporting your child in learning their spellings as their ability to spell words correctly will impact their writing significantly.
*Year 4 P.E. is on a Monday afternoon (Owl & Kestrel) and a Tuesday afternoon (Kite). Swimming will take place on Monday (Kite) Tuesday (Owl) and Thursday (Kestrel)
*Library days are on a Tuesday for all classes. Children will be expected to bring in their library book during these times so that they have the opportunity to change it for a new one.
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