Welcome to Year 4S!
Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday with your families and you are looking forward to the school year ahead. I am really looking forward to getting to know all the children and creating some learning that we can be proud of. Please see below to find out all of our topics for this term, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.
Class teacher: Miss Shotton
Here's what we are learning next half term:
In Maths, we will begin the school year by learning about number and place value. We will be learning to identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations and then move on to rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. As we start to become more confident with number we will begin to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above with increasingly large numbers. Later on in the term, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction of 4-digit numbers using written methods. In Year 4, we will be continuing to learn our times tables so keep practising as much as you can!
I am very excited to start our English learning this year by focusing on the film Inside Out. The film features a young girl, who is moving school, trying to understand her emotions. We will begin by describing different emotions and explaining how they make us feel and then we will go on to write a piece of descriptive writing from the girls perspective. We will begin meeting the Year 4 writing objectives by using adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions in our sentences. We will then move on to organising our writing using paragraphs. Throughout the year we will be focusing on our handwriting to make sure that it is clear and legible so be sure to keep practising at home!
In our guided reading sessions, we are going to continue using our favourite Reading Dogs to help us develop our skills in understanding the text and using inference. Please keep reading at home as much as you can because practising really does make a big difference!
In Autumn 1, our science topic is States of Matter. During this topic, children will be learning to compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases and observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled. We will be creating experiments to measure and research the temperature in which these changes can happen.
Our topic for this half term will be Italy. For the first half term, we will be focusing on geographical skills including describing and comparing features of different locations and observing how some aspects have changed over time. Towards the end of the half term, we will be finding and learning new information about volcanoes including Mount Vesuvius.