Year 4 Autumn 2 Curriculum Newsletter -
Welcome back after the half term break. I hope you have had a relaxing holiday with your families. We have another busy half term ahead of us.
Reading books will be changed on either Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Homework timetables will be sent home on a Friday. Spellings will be tested on a Tuesday morning so you will have 4 days to learn these spellings before they are tested.
This term our topic will be ‘The Great Plague'.
In English we will continue to learn and apply reading strategies and will be using the answer it, prove it, explain it (APE) strategy to construct answers to questions. The units we will cover over the Half term are called; Fairy Tales, Classic Poetry and Recounts: Newspapers . We will identify and discuss the purpose, audience, language and structures of the text, in order to plan and write our own version.
In Maths we will cover a variety of topics such as Fractions, Geometry, Time and the written methods for Multiplication and Division. What would help your child for this half term is practice telling the time in analogue and digital, at home.
In History we will be learning about The Great Plague, which happened in 1665.
Our Art and Design we will be exploring the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures. We will question and make thoughtful observations.
We will continue to take part in PE sessions with Blackburn Rovers this term, taking part in Gymnastics. Also, on a Friday we will continue to go Swimming, until December 2017.
Computing is all to do with the children being able to create their own Toy so the unit is called 'We are Toy Designers'.
In 'World and I' (R.E) - we are going to be thinking about 'What does Light mean?' and 'What does Darkness mean?.
In Music we will continue to learn how to play the Ukulele, through which we will learn all about tempo, rhythm and pitch. We will be in touch to share the date of the performance.
If you have any issues concerning your child please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs S Hussain Mrs Sheikh
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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