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In Year 4 we are continuing to adopt an exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum. MFL, R.E and Science will continue to be taught discretely. 

In Class 4 this term, we will be developing our understanding of place value, including ordering, comparing, rounding numbers and Roman numerals. The four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) will be at the heart of our maths learning with methods that are more formal, then being used and then applied through problems. There will be a strong focus on times tables, rapidly recalling them in preparation for the National Multiplication Test. Children are able to practice online using urbrainy.com/mtc

This term, in English, we will begin with character descriptions and persuasive writing linked to our topic of Lightning Speed, followed by suspense stories. The children will be encouraged to use a variety of vocabulary, conjunctions, fronted adverbials and punctuation in order to engage the reader and make their writing exciting. We will continue to work on spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPaG) throughout the year during daily starter activities.   

In Science, we will be learning about ‘Electricity’. They will be exploring how electricity runs through a circuit, appliances that use electricity and identifying conductors and insulators. The children will have the opportunity to design and carry out a variety of experiments, selecting the most appropriate ways to record their work. 

Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days. 

Children in Class 4 receive regular homework and spellings. Children will be expected to complete a reading journal of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework will also be given out throughout the year.  

In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, we have included a copy of your child’s timetable. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day but should be viewed as a guide only, as it is often necessary to change lessons as circumstances within school dictate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Preece

KS2 Assistant Headteacher

Year 4 Teacher

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