Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to Year 4. We begin the new school year with our topic ‘Britain Begins’. This gives us the opportunity to step back in time to the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman times. In science we will be finding out all about the area of sound which gives itself to practical hands on experiments as we encourage the children to have an inquisitive approach to science investigations.
In maths we will be pushing on with our focus on Maths Passports to ensure the foundation maths knowledge is firmly embedded. Helping your child to practise their particular targets at home will really help their maths work in school. Our Year 4 class times table focus this term is the 6 X table and we are already working on our own musical version!
Between now and Christmas we will be covering all of the key maths areas: - division, multiplication, addition and subtraction, as we build on the progression made last year. Ensuring we relate our maths to real life is an ongoing focus as we encourage the children to understand that maths is out there in everyday life.
In English, we will be exploring the key aspects of a range of writing genres. We will begin the year with an emphasis on clear sentence construction using a variety of interesting connectives. Using a selection of different sentence types is one of our main focuses as we develop the children’s ability to use a combination of simple, compound and complex sentences in their writing. We will be making links with our topic and are looking forward to a theatre company visiting to act as an exciting stimulus for our written work.
Great presentation and accurate spelling will be coming through as we regularly emphasise taking a pride in your work and cover a number of key spelling rules. Not forgetting the Year3/4 100 key word list we will covering throughout this year. Work at school with additional work at home will greatly help.
This term also sees Year 4 begin to play the djembe drum in music, along with continuing to develop their French language skills. All in all, a busy and creative term lies ahead!
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