Year 4 - Sharks

Welcome back Sharks.


We hope you have had a great summer.


Please can children wear normal school uniform to school unless it is your PE day (Monday and Tuesdays for Sharks) where you will wear your PE kit with t-shirts in your house colour – I know you will all look fabulous. 


Don't forget you will need a pair of plimsolls to change into inside - remember this means that we can use our field and Base Camp right into winter months as we can change out of muddy shoes when playtime and lunchtime is over.


In English, we will be writing narratives based on the book 'The Egg' by M.P. Robertson and creating an information text on The Golden Dragon. Our class novel will be 'The Book of Stolen Dreams' by David Farr which will support the children with developing sentence structure, ideas of adventure and fantastic setting descriptions.


In maths, we continue to follow the White Rose Scheme. In this term, we will be looking at place value, with a focus on: representing and partitioning numbers to 1000, then 10,000; addition and subtraction and moving on to multiplication and division.


In history, we will be learning about the ancient civilisation of the Egyptians and their achievement and developments. We will work on developing our understanding of chronological knowledge and the world timeline, whilst developing our vocabulary and deeper understanding of the period.


The children will be studying computing this term, learning about the internet, a range of computing devices whilst developing technological vocabulary and understanding about the world wide web. In music, the children will be learning about beats and tempo using songs from Mamma Mia where the lessons will focus on playing the glockenspiel. 


In science, we will be looking at living Things and their Habitats, the children will learn about classification, grouping and identifying groups using identifiable keys.


This term, in RE, we will be learning about community and worship with a focus on Hinduism. We will continue to explore R.E through our Faith Afternoons, where as a school we will celebrate and learn about a range of different faiths.


In PSHE/RHE we will be learning about our rights and responsibilities living in a diverse and inclusive community and as British citizens. There will be a focusing on our similarities and differences whilst teaching tolerance and understanding.  Nigeria will be the focus for Cultural Day where the children will have the chance to explore a range of activities and tasks to support their learning.


In art we will be looking at perspective with a focus on the artist Edward Hopper. Children will be learning drawing techniques such as speed sketching, line and tone, pattern and shape.   


For homework this term, we would like the children to focus on reading fluency and reading for pleasure. It is important that the children develop a love of reading and that comes with practice. Please can you support your children by listening to them read and share in conversations about reading in your homes.  Children have access to Spelling Shed, and Times Table Rock Starts (TTRS) and they will need to complete challenges set. Children will be provided with copies of their logins.


Finally, as ever, if you have any questions or would like to offer any help, please do get in touch, either at the school gate at the end of the day or through the office.


 Here's to a great year!


 Mrs Oaks, Mrs Burrows and Mrs O’Neill.