Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great break and are ready to learn about our new topics.

This term the children will be exploring what happened during the Tudor reign. The children will look at a variety of sources and use artefacts, books and Ipads to research Tudors. Then we will create a news bulletin on the Battle of Bosworth before exploring the life of Henry VIII and his six wives. Finally we will complete this topic by experiencing a day in the life of Tudor child. The children will be invited to wear Tudor clothes and have the opportunity to learn a Tudor dance, make a model of a Tudor house and bake some Tudor food.

In Maths lessons we will be focusing on exploring various units of measure, particularly converting between measures before moving onto calculating perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes. We will then move onto exploring money and finally reading, writing and converting between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. We will use this knowledge to help us solve problems involving time including days of the week and moths of the year.

In English, we will begin this half term by reviewing a variety of poetry including looking at Acrostic poems, Rhyming poems, Calligrams and Limericks. The children will explore a new and exciting story which will help us discuss the setting, characters, problems and resolutions. Through the term the children will find clues in story boxes and jump into story world before building up to writing their own poem about the story they have experienced and finally write their own story inspired by our topic.

Some important information for Year 4 parents/carers:

  • Homework club will be on a Monday 3-4pm.
  • Children will take part in weekly guitar lessons on Monday
  • Children will have weekly Spanish lessons on a Tuesday
  • Reading books should be brought into school every day.

Year 4 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Book bags should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to an adult.

Home school sheet Spring 2


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