This term, the children will be learning a range of different texts and skills all related to our topic of The Romans. They will be finding out and writing reports about Roman gods, recalling the Legend of Romulus and Remus and will be completing a number pieces linked to our shared text, The Fatal Fire by Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary.
As well as daily English lessons, the children will be continuing with their weekly GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) lessons with Mrs Charman, undertaking regular comprehension tasks, completing weekly guided reading and handwriting practice and completing weekly spellings in class.
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By the end of year 4 children should know all of their times tables ( including 11x and 12x tables) . With this in mind, children are given the opportunity to learn their Total Recall targets each week. These comprise of different mental mathematics techniques and tables. Each target a pupil passes results in a new badge being earnt. Have a look at our Total Recall page for more details!
In addition to this, pupils also complete daily CLIC sessions and tests to develop their mental strategies each week.
Learning your tables can be fun and you will pick them up in no time at all if you practise on a regular basis. Why not try playing some of the fun multiplication games below to brush up on your skills. If you want to go for a quick fire game play Hit the Button and see if you can beat your score!
In computing this term, the children will be learning how to access the school's 365 platform and use the array of different applications that are on there. They will be introduced to their school email account and create their own profile in MS Word that they will be able to send to themselves. Naturally, using the internet means that pupils will also be learning about aspects of esafety and netiquette throughout the half term.
This term, in art, the children will be looking at and creating their own Roman Mosaics, linked to our current topic.
In Science this term, the class will be looking at animals and how they are suited to the environments in which they live. Pupils will be collecting minibeasts from the local area and will be organising these using Venn diagrams, branching databases and dichotomous keys.
In RE and PSHE this term, children have been learning about how to build a community and include people in a group. We have visited a Sikhk Gudwara to learn about their customs and beliefs. We have also visited a Buddhist hermatige and have been visited by a member of the Quaker faith.
Reading books- books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Books should be changed twice weekly. (Please ensure parents sign what you have read otherwise your book can't be exchanged.)
Spelling- new sets of words go out on Friday and need to be practiced daily before the test on Friday.
P.E. kit- P.E. kit should be in every day please. Currently, children have PE lessons on a Monday afternoon and swimming on a Tuesday afternoon.
Library books- books will be changed every Monday.
Maths learning- work will be sent home on Friday and needs to be returned to school by the following Monday please.
English learning- books go out on Monday and are returned to school no later than Friday please.
We would ask that you help your children to complete 20 minutes of homework per night. This comprises of a minimum of 10 minutes reading, 5 minutes of spelling practice and 5 minute of Total Recall revision.
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