Welcome back to term 5! I'm very happy to be back and can't wait to see all of our amazing learning this term!
This term we will start by looking at shape, focussing on finding the properties of 2D shapes and investigating symmetry and reflection. We will then move on to look at coordinates and translations before returning to think about 2D shapes to bring it all back together. We will continue with weekly maths clubs focussing on times tables - remember that by the time children leave Year 4 they should know their times tables up to 10x12.
In literacy this term we will be starting with the book Stone Age boy by Satoshi Kitamura about a boy who travels back into the Stone Age and what he learns there. We will use this text to plan and write our own story about travelling to a different time period!Next, we’ll use Stig of the dump by Clive Owen as our reading and literacy focus (please do not read ahead of us at home!). From this text we will do lots of response writing in character, we’ll practise writing newspaper reports and finish with some explanation writing.
Author of the Term: This term we will be looking at Satoshi Kitamura
This term, we will be investigating pre-historic times, chronologically from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. This topic will spread over terms 5 and 6. Where appropriate, we will focus on Bristol within these time periods. We will learn about the different achievements of the pre-historic era, the different types of settlements and how society progressed from nomadic hunter gatherers to farming communities with advanced engineering skills. Although obviously this is a history based topic, we will also draw upon art and geography.
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P.E is a statutory part of our curriculum so please ensure your children have P.E kits on Monday and Thursday. PE will be indoors on Mondays and outdoors on Thursdays. In our PE lessons we will continue to work on teamwork and sportsmanship skills in a variety of ways and give children the opportunity to take the lead during some parts of our lessons.
Please remember that from 8.45-9.20 children have the opportunity to look at the previous day's learning with an adult if they found it tricky or get a 'pre-teach' on they day's learning if we feel it will help them. They may also have the opportunity to read with an adult, respond to marking or practice those all important times tables. Punctuality is so important!