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 Miss Harrison 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.
In English this half term, we will looking at play scripts. We will study these to understand the thoughts and feelings of the characters and learn how to write a great play script. Finally, we will do some acting!
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 working through three different units this half term. Firstly, Decimals, looking at:
Secondly, we will work on Money:
Finally, Statistics, including:
In the first half term we will concentrate on 'Keeping Fit and Healthy' and this will involve understanding how regular exercise can improve physical and mental well-being. 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 Spring 2 and Summer 1 is the Roman Invasion of Britain. When did the Romans arrive here? Why did they come? What did they do here? What attracted them to this cold, rainy island?! These questions and many more will be answered.
At Sacred Heart, RE is at centre of everything we do. This half term, we will be looking at 'The Church - Serving' and learning about Early Christians. Who were the apostles who spread the Word of God? We will discover the stories of some of the people who first preached Christianity, spreading the message far and wide.
In Science, we will study Sound, concentrating on exploring and identifying the way sounds are made through vibrations using a range of musical instruments. We will find out how the pitch and volume of sounds can be changed in a variety of ways. Finally, we will discover the best materials for muffling sounds.
In computing we will be learning about the history of the web in the unit all about HTML. Children will learn what HTML is and how to edit and write it. Using the knowledge we gain, we will write our own web page.