Striving for excellence..... Learning for life
Welcome to our Year 4 homepage, here you can find up-to-date information and the latest news from our year group.
Please keep checking back in throughout the term for regular updates.
Thank you Mrs Hunter, Mrs Burton, Miss Thomas, Mr Cooper and Mrs Gould
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This half term Year 4 will be focussing on narrative writing. The theme of our narratives will be around warnings and the consequences that happen if we don't listen to a warning given. We will learn and apply a range of skills during this unit. These include; direct speech, fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses, noun phrases and use of accurate tense. To support your children with this unit please continue to support them with their weekly spellings. Following this unit we will go on to look at another style of narrative - journey stories.
For Guided Reading this half term we will mainly be focusing on our comprehension skills. This will involve us developing our retrieving and interpreting skills. We will then move on to looking to interpreting character feelings and actions as well as why the author has chosen to use different language features.
This half term Year 4 will be focussing on fractions. Within this unit the children will learn to recognise mixed number fractions, add and subtract fractions and solve fraction word problems. We will also be looking at time and roman numerals.
X-Factor will still be carried out every week and children will continue to bring home a copy of their work along with an example version the can practice at home.
I Am Warrior!
This half term Year 4 will be releasing their inner warrior's as we learn all about the Romans and Celts. We’ll research Celtic and Roman warriors and write soliloquies as soldiers. Using different source materials we’ll investigate the Roman Empire and read Roman numerals. After designing and making shields, we’ll test them in battle and practise our attacking and defending skills. The Celtic warrior queen, Boudicca, will inspire us to create stories, models and artwork. We’ll learn about gladiators and create a menu for wealthy Romans. Using maps, globes and information books, we’ll compare Britain (the home of the Celts) and Rome (the home of the Romans).
The Romans changed the course of England’s history. Why not visit a museum together or look at Roman artefacts online to see what you can learn about the Romans? We are lucky to have Jewry Wall Museum in Leicester City.
During Science Week, the whole school took part in a challenge to build the highest tower using only raw spaghetti and marshmallows. We then tested our structures to see if they would be able to hold the weight of an egg. Along work this Year 4 also learnt about electricity. We have tested whether items are insulators or conductors and looked at how energy moves around a circuit. Below are some images from our fantastic week.
Please continue to read 3 times a week, complete your X-Factor example and practice your spellings.
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Guided Reading text: The Captive Celt
R -What defeated the young boy's army?
I - Why were shorter days feared?
C -What impression does the author give of the roman soldier?
Class text: Why the Whales Came - Michael Morpurgo
Broad Curriculum Days
Every other Tuesday Year 4 will have a Broad Curriculum Day where they will have lessons in Computing, R.E and Maths.
On this day Year 4 will be taught by:
Mr Cooper - Computing
Mrs Brown - R.E
Mrs Burton - Maths
A rotation of activities will be completed throughout the day.
Miss Thomas and Mrs Hunter are in school and are available for any children or staff who may need them. If any Parent would like to speak to Miss Thomas or Mrs Hunter on these days, please ask at the classroom door.
On very rare occasions the lessons may change to a different subject. Therefore we encourage all children to keep their P.E kits in school all week.
Year 4 will have the following slots for PE this year:
Children will need indoor and outdoor PE kits school for these days but may also need their kits on other days. Therefore please make sure your child's P.E kit remains in school for the week.
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