Year 4

What’s happening this half term?

English

Both our guided reading and English will be working from the text Iron Man by Ted Hughes and then The Tunnel by Anthony Browne. This is a great opportunity for the children to let their imaginations wander as well as showcase their writing talents and creativity. We will be following a comprehensive spelling scheme which will allow the children time to practise some of their KIRF spelling words as well as learn some new spelling patterns.

Maths

We will be looking at place value and  addition and subtraction. The children will be consolidating last years learning and moving onto four digit numbers, using more than one exchange when adding and subtracting. We will continue to work on daily problems to test our reasoning skills and will be working in pairs to solve open ended problems.

Arithmetic – Our multiplication facts are crucial to confidence with Maths so we will be doing a lot of work on learning these.

Topic

This term children will have two different topics that we will be exploring. We are currently looking at ‘Where on Earth are we?’ and after half term, we will look at ‘Who were the Romans and what did we learn from them?’

Science

In science, we are also looking at two different topics. We are starting with ‘How could we cope without electricity for one day?’ and after half term, we are looking at ‘How can water be changed?’

 

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