Year 4 Shrews
Things you need to know
The adults in our class are: Miss Sugden (Class Teacher) and Mr Khan (Learning Support Assistant).
PE will be on Thursdays every week. You will need to wear your PE kit on this day and remember to bring a water bottle.
Homework will be set weekly and consists of tasks set in homework booklets, spellings, TTRockstars and PurpleMash. I will be checking homework completion every week with the class.
Year 4 is an important year for times tables as we need to learn them all up to 12 x 12. In class, we will be practising times tables daily using our times tables booklets, TTRockstars and Hit the Button.
You also need to be reading every day! Don’t forget reading does not have to just be your library book. As well as fiction stories, you could read comics, magazines and newspapers. https://www.booksfortopics.com and https://toppsta.com/ are fantastic websites for books. Toppsta is a children’s book review website where children can write reviews and win books. A parent will need to sign the child up to the website first. Reading records will be sent home to monitor reading.
As part of our curriculum topic we will be focusing on the expansion of the Roman Empire and exploring what the Romans did for us. We will learn about key Roman figures and their legacies. These will include: Juilius Caeser’s attempted invasion in 55-54BC; the successful invasion by Claudius and conquest, including Hadrians Wall and the British resistance including Boudicca the Queen of British Iceni Tribe , who led an uprising against the conquering forces the Roman Empire. To support our understanding of Roman history we will be reading the Book ‘Pack of Pompeii’ which will be the focus of diary entries and Newspaper articles in our English lesson.
This term at a glance
In maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will be exploring concrete, pictorial and abstract problems to develop our fluency and reasoning skills.
In English we are reading the Roman myth ‘Pack of Pompeii’. The text tells the events of eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii. The story, retold from the perspective of a pack of dogs explores the themes of bravery, adversity, loss and resilience.
This term we are learning about ‘States of Matter’. We will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) and we will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.