Welcome to Year 4 and

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It's 2019! Welcome to the summer term.  

 

 

Ancient Rome and the Romans

 

This term, our topic is all about Ancient Rome and the Romans. The children in Year 4 will develop their geography skills by exploring the location of Rome. They will also look at the story behind how Rome was created and investigate how the empire grew. As well as looking at artefacts, Year 4 will be designing and creating there own Roman shield. They will make a decorative mosaic and will try to replicate a piece of ancient Roman pottery.

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 Year 4 will be  Limericks, in English this term. The children will be developing their writers voice through independent, modelled and paired writing opportunities. The children will continue developing their spoken language through class discussions and will be developing their understanding of a variety of texts through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas. Owls' class will be developing their comprehension skills by using dictionaries to search for unfamiliar words, discuss and ask questions regarding the text.
 

 

Year 4 this term will develop their ability to recall and use multiplication and
division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.They will use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally,including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.
Year 4 will begin to recognise and use factor pairs and
commutativity in mental calculations. Multiply two digit and three digit
numbers by a one digit number using formal written layout. Solve problems involving multiplying
and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.

This term, Year 4 will learn about ‘Sound’.

By the end of this topic..all children should be able to:
• Describe sounds around them.
• Identify high and low sounds.
• Identify loud and quiet sounds.
• Observe how different sounds are made.
• Describe how sounds change over distance.
• Participate in an investigation to find the best material
for absorbing sound.
• Answer questions based on their learning using
prompts.
• Create a musical instrument that will play different
sounds.
• Predict what will happen in an investigation.
• Make observations.

 

In IT, the children will be learning about logo and will learn how to use a simple computer programming language to control a 'turtle'. They will learn about the many commands which can be used in order to explore shapes, programming and algorithms

P.E. is now on Thursday. Children in Owl class need to come to school dress in their P.E. kit on Thursday.    You will need: blue t-shirt, black shorts and outside trainers. (A jumper and joggers if the weather is cold).