Welcome back, I hope you have all had a restful half term break, We have a long half term ahead of us - 8 exciting weeks! In year 4 we have been learning to play the recorder - take a look at the photos in the gallery. We are hoping to put on a performance for parents just before Christmas - more details to follow.
As 2018 is the centenary of the Great War, for the first week we will focus on how the war began, life in the trenches, the significance of the poppy and complete some art projects related WW1.
Our topic for this half term is The Great Plague.Our lead subjects are History - where we will study some of the significant events e.g. how the Great Plague of 1665 affected London. Geography- where we will use upto 4 figure coordinates too locate features and Art & Design. We will also investigating sound in Science.
In English we will continue writing fantasy stories. The children will then move on to fairy tales. We will focus on an oral re-tell of the fairy tale to some of the younger children in school. We will then move on to some recount writing and produce a Newspaper report. During this half term our class novels will be Goosebumps, followed by VarJak Paw by S. F. Said.
In Maths we will be working with numbers up to 10,000, the children will work towards becoming competent at reasoning questions. We will investigate 2D shape and length to include perimeter, We will also look at data handling and bar graphs in particular. During this half term we will concentrate in securing the following multiplication and related division facts - 6x and 9x tables.
In Science we will be looking at sound, the children will learn how the ear works, how sounds are made and how sound travels. They will investigate what pitch is and how it can be changed. They will explore how to set up simple enquiries, comparative and fair tests and record findings using scientific language, drawings and labelled diagrams.
Art & Design
In Art and Design the children will use a full range of drawing materials; grades of pencils, charcoal and chalk to make careful drawings. We will study the work of Jean Basquait and experiment with bringing vibrant colour into our drawings of a skull.
Homework will be set on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday of the following week. Year 4 P.E. day will be on Wednesday, and swimming is on Friday.
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