Welcome to Year 4! I hope you have all had a relaxing summer and are looking forward to coming back to school. I am excited to get to know you all and Mrs Holt and I can't wait to get started with all the amazing activities we have planned!
We will continue to be using Class Dojo this year to reward positive behaviour. I will use class Dojo for pictures of activities the children are taking part in, so please do make sure you are linked to the class. We will also use the class Dojo page to keep you updated about important things happening in school.
Our English topic this half term is Fairy Tales, using the novel Rumaysa. This is a modern fairy tale based on the story of Rapunzel. We will plan and write our own fairy tales.
We will be concentrating on the following aspects:
Guided Reading sessions are every morning for around 20 minutes. There are several different activities throughout the week including comprehension. It is an important part of the school day and gives adults the chance to listen to your child read regularly.
We will be concentrating on multiplying and dividing:
In the second half term we will be doing Touch Rugby and this will involve understanding the rules of the game and learning skills such as passing and moving into space. PE lessons will link with other work we do in class to develop a good knowledge of how we can all take responsibility for our health and encourage children to discover different types of exercise.
Our topic for Autumn 1 is a local study - in year 4 we will look at the history of Preston North End, including its place in the local community. We will also consider important events surrounding the life of the club and study some of the famous players.
At Sacred Heart, RE is at centre of everything we do. This half term, we will be looking at 'Trust in God', recognising that we are sometimes asked to do things we are unsure about, just like Jonah, and understanding why it is important to trust God.
In Science, we will study Solids, Liquids and Gases, concentrating on understanding the main features of each and how they can change. Children will carry out experiments to learn for themselves how solids can change and how gases work.
In computing we will be planning and designing a toy. Children will use Scratch to write programs which allow the user to understand how the toy works.
Children will design a box, studying nets to choose the best design.