Year 4: Miss Lawton & Mrs Knapper
Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
I hope you find the information on this page useful.
Reading diaries: In school each day
Spellings & Times-tables: tested on Fridays
Homework: Regular weekly practice plus half-termly tasks
Homework books: In school each Wednesday
PE Day: Tuesdays and Fridays (please come to school in PE kit).
Swimming: Tuesday (Please bring your kit)
This term our topic is 'The Romans'! We are going to be reading the Roman myth 'Remus and Romulus' and 'Hercules' and exploring why myths and legends are so important to people's beliefs.
We will then be looking at 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit and how Mount Vesuvius devasted the city of Pompeii. We can't wait to work on some great pieces of writing! In Guided Reading, we will be reading 'Roman Diary: the Journal of Illiona'! This is a fantastic novel set as a diary entry from a Roman girl called Illiona. It tells the tale of her journey to England in Roman times and the trials and challenges she faces.
Our non-fiction text is 'So you think you've got it bad, a kids life in Ancient Rome' by the British Library and explores the typical life of children across Ancient Rome! We are also going to focus on our spellings with regular practice to make sure we understand the rules that words follow - especially in the wonderful world of homophones!
This term, we are focusing on our Arithmetic and ensuring we are mastering the basic skills. We will be covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as the place value of numbers. It is a great time to practise quick-fire questions with your children at home!
In the Spring Term, we will be taking the Government Multiplication Check which is compulsory for all Year 4 children across the country. It is an online check, where the children get 25 random questions focussing on all the timestables (with the majority being based around the 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 12x tables).
The test is purely for a record of where the children are up to and to help make sure their timetable knowledge is secure for Upper Key Stage 2. The children have to get 25/25 to pass so we will really be focussing on getting our rapid recall up this half term.
We will be doing TimesTables Rockstars multiple times a week and the children will be bringing home booklets to keep practising over the weekends. All the support you can offer is appreciated and can help the children reach their goals!
This mathematician found a new and quicker way to multiply.
This half term, we are putting on our goggles and tackling Solids, Liquids and Gases! We will be investigating 'Is water always wet?' and will be creating our own experiments to see if we can come to a conclusion.
The children will be using their scientific enquiry skills to look at materials, use different equipment and work as a team. The children will also be exploring the STEM Den with Mrs Hassall on a Friday Afternoon, where they will have various challenges that require their engineering and technological thinking. We will share pictures of this on ClassDojo!
This term, our new topic is The Romans! We will be using our topic lessons to look at the History of the Roman Empire and how it grew over time.
We will be exploring their lifestyles, how they battled, their emperors and royals and so much more!
We are even going to dress up as Roman Citizens and look at artefacts and relics from their ancient worlds!
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