Welcome to Year 4!
Maths: Multiplication and division
The first week we will revisit multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. Then Year 4 will move onto looking at the relationship between their 3 times tables and 6 time tables. Applying knowledge learnt in Y3 to Y4 work of multiplying by 9 and relationships between them. Children will then move onto looking at efficient multiplication, applying this to multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number and multiplying a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number. Finally, children will recap their Y3 division knowledge and solve problems of dividing 2-digit by 1 digit and 3-digit by 1-digit.
English: “Leaf” by Sandra Dieckman.
Children will begin to explore this beautifully illustrated book and the varied use of language. Discussing and thinking about global warming and the impact it is having on our wildlife. During the first part of term, children will work towards creating a Newspaper report, discussing the significance of the polar bear being in the cave. Then, children will move onto writing a poem to describe the Leaf’s journey and his feelings.
RE: ‘Jesus, The Teacher’.
Y4 will learn about how Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple, explain that Jesus was born a Jew and reflect on the significance this has on us and our religion. Children will explain and retell parables Jesus used to reach people and explain the impact on people as Jesus travelled around sharing his love and message.
Theme: Are the ice caps melting?
This half term, Y4 will be focusing on Geography. They will be exploring global warming and the impact this has on present day, but also their future. We will discuss and dissect what global warming means, but the methods and habitats we can do to change and slow down the rates at which the world is changing. Children will compare different climates and biomes, how the animals which live there are being put at risk. Children create an animation to summarise what they have learnt at the end of the unit.
Our PE day will be TUESDAY and THURSDAY, so please come into school with your PE kits on.
A Little Reminder:
Please make sure you are accessing and practising times tables on TT Rock stars or Hit the Button.
Reading books should be returned to school every day, with an adult reading at home at least 3 times a week. Please ensure that reading records are completed by an adult to show where you are up to.
Please do no hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions or queries:
I do my best to answer questions as quickly as possible.