Autumn term – USA
This term’s topic is the USA and we will be learning about the country as it is now and also about Native Americans. We have written poems based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein and are busy learning how to create our own non-chronological reports about New York. We will be using Native American stories to inspire our own narrative writing as well as researching the many States, sketching the New York skyline and building the Brooklyn Bridge.
Further details about Year 4
Throughout the year, we will be working closely with Year 3 in both our Topic and English lessons giving the children responsibility in supporting their younger peers. For guided reading this term, we will be reading the Indian and the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks a charming fantasy story about friendship, the responsibilities of those friendships and challenging historical perspectives. In Science this term, we will be discovering how sound is created and how it travels to our ears. Our topic in RE will be expanding the children’s understanding of the Hindu faith and we will be exploring how Hindus express their beliefs through images of deities and symbols.
In year 4, one of our key focuses is on their times tables. We will be using Times Table Rock Stars in class to help support their learning of all the times tables up to 12 X 12. Like My Maths, they can access their accounts at home, and we would like them to be practising these as much as possible on top of their normal homework.
Important things to remember and when:
Monday – PE kit into school (PE lesson Monday and Tuesday afternoon)
Tuesday – Spellings
Thursday – Learning Log homework into school
Everyday items include water bottle, reading diary and reading book and fruit or veg for playtime.
We ask that you read with you your child as much as possible, using the guided reading questions in the front of their books to aid discussion. If you can then comment in their reading diaries on how they have done, and this will be checked each morning so that we can make sure everyone has been heard in the week.