Welcome to Year 4S!
Welcome back! I hope you have all had a lovely summer break! The children have settled in well and are learning lots of new things. Please see below to find out all our topics this year, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.
Your teacher this year will be Miss Shotton
Here's what we will be learning next half term:
In English, we have just finished our writing all about Roald Dahls 'The Minpins' and are now focussing on the film Rio. We will be reinforcing the use of expanded noun phrases, smilies and inverted commas to punctuate speech. We will also be practicing using a range of subordinating conjunctions in our writing, such as 'although' 'even though' and 'however'.
Guided Reading sessions will consist of a carousel, where children will work with the teacher once a week to read together and answer questions and draw inference based on what they have read. They will also get time in these lessons to work on their spellings, punctuation and grammar.
In Maths, we have been focussing on place value; recognising the value of digits in a 4 digit number, rounding and finding 1000 more or less than any given number. We have recently started our addition and subtraction unit, in which children will be learning to add and subtract 4 digit numbers using formal written methods. We will also be looking at using estimation and inverse operations to check our answers.
In Autumn 1, our science topic is light. Children will be conducting experiments to investigate how light reflects, how mirrors work and why we need light to see.
Our topic at the moment is 'The Rainforest'. We will be learning all about the location of rainforests, their climate and the different layers.