- PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays
- Homework is given out on Fridays and should be returned on Tuesday
- Rainbow maths times table tests are on Friday for both classes
- Spellings tests are on Friday for both classes
- Library times: Wren and Merlin class on Mondays.
4 Wren class assembly – 25th January 2024
4 Merlin class Assembly - 8th February 2024
National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday 13th March
Walthamstow Wetlands date TBC
In Spring Term, Year 4 pupils are learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. The children will learning about who the Romans were: their culture, society and lifestyle. In addition, they will be learning about conquests and resistance to Roman rule. The children will look at the legacy of Roman Britain on our lives today.
Our country study is on Jamaica. The children will be locating the Caribbean and key islands and capitals and identifying the key physical and human features of Jamaica. In addition, the children will compare and contrast a coastal town in the UK and Caribbean.
In English, pupils’ writing will be reading a range of Haiku poems and identify the key features of the text type. In addition, they will be reading Rain Player by David Wisniewski. They will be planning and writing their own portal stories, including all the features of the text type: character and setting descriptions, similes, metaphors, fronted adverbials and synonyms, as well as including time conjunctions in their writing.
In Year 4, we are reading poetry including Haikus and The Rain Player by David Wisniewski. We will also be reading a range of non-fiction texts to learn more about the Roman Empire.
Pupils are expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes every day and to record what they read in their reading record book (this can be done by an adult for by the child themselves).
We use follow the Teaching for Mastery approach which includes using the CPA approach (concrete, pictorial & abstract). The mastery approach will help children to develop a deeper understanding of concepts before moving on.
This term, we will focus on:
- Multiplication and division
- Measurement: length and perimeter
- Whilst continuing to develop our efficient mental and written strategies for all four operations, including quickly recalling our times table facts and related division facts.
In science, our topic is 'Sound'. Children will learning about how sounds are made, recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear. They will also explore pitch and volume and identify patterns. In addition, they will be investigating ways to absorb sounds.
Art & Design Technology
In Art, the children will be designing and creating a 3D sculpture using Mod roc. In D&T, the children will be learning about at mechanisms and know how to use lever and linkage mechanisms. The children will design and create a product with a mechanism and evaluate their ideas and products against the design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.
Our R.E topic is, ‘Life is a journey’. The children will be identify milestones in life, show how life can be seen as a journey and how Christians, Muslims and Hindus mark these occasions with some religious ceremonies. The children will also be looking at the question: What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?
In Music lessons, Year 4 are learning about the topics: How does Music teach us about our community? How does music improve our world? The children will be creating simple melodies together.
In RHE our topic is, ‘Staying Safe’. The children will be learning about and identifying strategies that they can use to keep themselves and others safe, including online safety.
Visit these websites for learning activities and ways to extend learning at home:
Usborne Reading Website
Computing- Project Evolve
Blockly games- Practise Computer skills
Art- Toy Theatre
French Games- username: georgetomlinson; password-gtps123
Maths - Nrich
Maths with Michael | Michael Underwood | White Rose Maths – A series of short maths video guides for parents providing information on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and algebra.