Welcome back, I hope you have all had a restful break, and the children are also well rested. Year 4 have been doing really well with their recorder practise each week and we have organised a performance, on Wednesday 6th March at 1.30 pm - take a look at the photos in the gallery.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Passport to Europe‘. Our lead subjects are Geography and Design Technology.
In English we will learn and apply reading strategies and will be using the answer it, prove it, explain it (APE) strategy to construct answers to questions. During this half term our class guided reading novel will be Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
We will move onto reading and analysing Gulliver’s Travels. We will identify and discuss the purpose, audience, language and structures of narrative in order to plan and write our own version.
In order to help us produce non chronological reports about a country in Europe we will analyse texts looking at language, structure and presentation.
In maths we will learn about 2D shape and position, multiplication, addition and subtraction. We are focusing on reasoning skills and problem solving and will be expecting lots of explanations about Maths understanding. ALL children working at the expected standard in Year 4 must know their times tables so we will be focusing on these and sending home lots of times tables practise over the next term.
In Geography we will locate European countries using maps and will identify the position of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere. We will explore the climate, rivers and mountains in France and Spain and will explore settlements, the economy and food. Having learnt about these countries from brochures, leaflets and other research, we will produce our own presentations and pop up leaflets.
Design & Technology
Our Design & Technology topic is textiles and as part of this we will be making a passport cover suitable for taking on a journey abroad.
Homework will be set on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday of the following week. Year 4 P.E. day will be on Tuesday.
Please feel free to come and have a chat with us in Year 4 as we want to work together to support your child in the best way possible.
Mrs Y Lulat Mrs S Ali Mrs H Sheikh
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant