Welcome to Year 4!
Year 4 is taught by Mr Rubeck and supported by Mrs Cartwright.
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We will continue to use our new maths scheme ‘Maths-No Problem’. This term, through a variety of approaches including lots of practical tasks, we will focus in particular on shape, space, measure and data handling.
Each area of the maths curriculum will be practised and studied in depth using the ‘mastery’ approach until the children demonstrate they have a secure understanding of the mathematical concepts.
This term, we will be learning all about sound and electricity. We will explore how sound travels through different materials and the relationship between volume and the strength of vibrations. We will identify common appliances that use mains or batteries and construct a simple electrical circuit.
In English, we will be developing our powers of persuasion! We will be looking at the persuasive techniques that writers use to make their work highly effective, and we will have a go at our own persuasive writing. This term, we will be reading narrative poems with common themes and learning about the language associated with poetry. Children will continue to develop spelling strategies through our ‘No Nonsense’ spelling programme. Towards the end of the term, children will be busy rehearsing for the Year 3 and Year 4 Easter production.
In DT, we will be finding out about the development of pyramids in ancient Egypt. We will apply our understanding of strengthening and reinforcing materials to try constructing different designs. We will develop this by researching Egyptian artwork, and design and make our own Egyptian masks.
In PSHE this term, we will continue to explore a variety of issues through circle time, discussion and role-play. We will be talking about safety and bullying in particular.
In RE we will be learning about aspects of Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism, including different beliefs about god, home worship and the importance of sharing food.
Our history and geography will be centred around our main topic. We will be learning about daily life in ancient Egypt, about gods and religion, roles in society, the pharaohs and (of course) mummification!
We will find out about the geographical basis for building settlements, and learn all about the Nile and its impact upon life in Egypt, both ancient and modern. We will develop our mapping skills through locating Egypt, its towns, cities, rivers and other geographical features.
Please make sure P.E. kits are in school every day. This term we will be taking part in the ‘Fit 4 Fun’ initiative (which includes a parents’ session) in addition to a weekly Game On gymnastics lesson.