Year 4 Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletter -
Welcome back after the Summer Holidays. I hope you have had a relaxing holiday with your families. We have a busy half term ahead of us. I am looking forward to teaching your children and getting to know you all.
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 ‘Sparks Might Fly'.
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 three units we will cover over the Half term are called Explanations, Fantasy, Films and Playscripts . We will identify and discuss the purpose, audience, language and structures of narrative in order to plan and write our own version.
In maths we will cover a variety of topics such as Place Value, Rounding, Ordering and the written methods for Addition and Subtraction. What would help your child make a good start to Year 4 Mathematics, is if they learnt as many of the times table facts as they can and the related division facts.
In Science we will be learning about Electricity. During the topic we will investigate circuits and create some of our own.
Our Design Technology project will be to research, design, make and evaluate a product with an electrical system.
We will take part in PE sessions with Blackburn Rovers this term taking part in Gymnastics. Also, on a Friday we will be going Swimming, until December 2017.
Computing is all to do with the children being able to create their own Game so the unit is called 'We are Software Developers'.
In 'World and I' (R.E) - we are going to be thinking about 'Who is my neighbour?'. Children will be encouraged to think about respect towards others and to try to see all humankind as their neighbour.
In Music we will be learning a new instrument through which we will learn all about tempo, rhythm and pitch. We will be in touch to share the date of the performance.
Mrs S Hussain Mrs Sheikh
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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