Year 4 2018

Welcome to Year 4 - Spring Term - Let's Go Wild!!!

Welcome back for the start of Spring Term in Year 4. We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and enjoyed all of the festivities! Thank you for all of your cards, gifts and kind wishes. We are really looking forward to a new half term and we would like to share what we will be doing with you.

Maths

In our Maths work we will continue to focus on problem solving and reasoning skills, in particular multiplication and division. In measurement we will be learning about Area and solving further problems with particular reference to fractions and decimals. We will continue to learn our times tables on a regular basis. The children are beginning to get much more confident and regular practice at home will really embed this skill.

 

English

This term we are focusing on a text called ‘How to survive,’ by Bear Grylls. We will focus our learning around non-fiction writing, for e.g. Newspaper reports, recounts and balanced arguments.

 

Spelling is still a big focus in Year 4. We will continue to have weekly spelling tests and encourage the children to use taught spellings in their writing. Please continue to support with this at home. Reading and library books will continue to be changed once a week. Please remind your child to bring their book in when they are ready to change it.

 

Theme

We begin our new term with the theme ‘Let’s Go Wild.’ As mentioned, Bear Grylls will have a central role with this theme. Designing, making and floating rafts, building shelters and heating marshmallows by the camp fire. We will also be learning all about the Romans, including key figures such as Julius Caesar and Boudicca. We will also reflect on the impact the Romans had on Britain and how it still influences us today. We will be using our Art, Design and Technology skills creating Roman artefacts and military equipment.

 

Homework

The homework system will stay the same as last term, with the children receiving weekly spellings, SPAG work and Maths homework. As well as this, the children will still have project based homework to be completed over the half term. We are really impressed with the time and effort that has gone into the project based homework so far and we look forward to seeing their Roman creations!

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