Year 4 Mrs Cumming
YEAR 4 - 2018/19 - Autumn Term 1
Welcome back to another school year and the beginning of Year 4.
Our topic this term will be based around the Second World War. In particular we will be looking at how home life and children were affected. To enhance our learning we will be taking part in a WW2 day based at Holdenby House in October.
Our English lessons will be heavily influenced by our topic work. We will be look at literature such as 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and 'The Diary of Anne Frank.' In particular, we hope these texts will allow the pupils to learn how to empathise with characters and their situations.
During our maths lessons we will be focusing on number and place value. The pupils will be using previously taught methods and applying them to 3 and 4 digit numbers, as well as representing numbers using different resources.
In science our topic is the Human Body with a large emphasis on the digestive system.
Over the next couple of weeks we hope to establish a homework system where the children will be given times tables and spellings to learn. They will be given these on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday.
We hope the children have enjoyed the beginning of the term and please speak to any Year 4 staff member if you have any concerns.
Miss Betournay and Mrs Cummings
We had an exciting end to our afternoon as we released the butterflies into the wild. The butterflies took awhile to fly off but soon were at home in their new environment. The class ran after one of them and watched it fly into a garden.
We visited The Stables this week to record our songs. The children loved the experience and are looking forward to receiving their CD so you can hear their composition.
WW2 PROJECT - DUE 8TH MAY
Your homework is to find out about a plane that was used during the second world war. We would then like you to draw a detailed picture of the plane or to build a model.
Over the last few weeks we have been looking at money and time. It would be really helpful if students could practice telling the time and working out the correct change when at the shops etc.
Students should also be learning their times tables. This can be done through the TTRockstars website.
Students should continue to read as much as they can at home.
Please let us know if any support is required.
Mrs Cumming and Miss Betournay