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 continue to read lots of texts based on the legend of the Loch Ness Monster and complete a piece of story writing using these stories as inspiration
Following this, we will look at Fairy Tales including the Pied Piper of Hamelin. We will study the structure of these stories and write our own Fairy Tale.
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 two different units this half term. Firstly, Length and Perimeter, looking at:
Secondly, we will work on Multiplication and Division
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 second topic of the year is Ancient Greeks. We will start by locating Greece on a map and studying the Geography of the area. Then we will look at the Ancient civilization to find out how they lived, making comparisons with the way we live today.
At Sacred Heart, RE is at centre of everything we do. This half term, we will be looking at 'Trust in God' and learning about peace and the importance of trusting God. Sometimes people need help trusting in God and we will discover ways in which we can support each other.
In Science, we will study two topics in the Autumn term.
In the first half term we will look at Living Things and Their Habitats, using the following objectives:
In the second half term we will be learning about States of Matter. We will be covering the following objectives:
In computing we will be designing a new toy in the unit 'We are Designers'. This will help children to look at how software is used to design toys with simple sensors and outputs. We will also use this knowledge to make a prototype in Scratch.