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 we will be learning about crime and punishment through the ages and how it has changed over time. We will be focusing on the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians and Tudors. The children will also be exploring the types of crimes people committed and what punishments were in place for each era before finally comparing the crimes and punishments of the past to what happens today.
In Maths lessons we will be focusing on fractions and decimals. We will be learning how to find fractions of shapes and numbers and moving onto equivalent fractions. We will be using our addition and subtraction skills to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and converting improper fractions to mixed fractions.
In English we will begin this half term by reviewing a variety of narrative poems. The children will focus on the language devices the poet uses and the ‘story’ being told through poetry. Then we will move on to planning and writing our own narrative poem. Following this, the children will link the narrative poem they have been studying to their history topic of crime and punishment and begin to debate suitable punishments. Finally, they will finish the term by writing a formal persuasive debate.
Some important information for Year 4 parents/carers:
- Miss Miller runs the 4CM Homework club from 3-4pm on Monday’s
- Mrs Hynes runs the 4LT Homework club from 3-4pm on Wednesday’s
- Children will take part in weekly guitar lessons on Monday’s
- Children will have weekly Spanish lessons on a Tuesday
- Reading books should be brought into school every day.
- Swimming for year 4 is every Friday until February half term.
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.