Welcome back! Term 1 flew really quickly and we know this term goes quite quickly too! There are loads of amazing things coming up this term including a trip and our Christmas concert. Year 4 will be joining Year 2 and Year 3 to perform Christmas songs - we'll keep you updated with dates and times!
This term we will befocussing on multiplication and division. We'll practice the trickier tables then use our understanding to olve problems. Remember to keep working towards your personal target which is linked to times tables!
Throughout the year we will focus on times tables and number bonds so that we have quick recall of these facts. BY the time children leave Year 4 they should know their times tables up to 10x12.
In English this term we are reading 'My Friend Walter' by Michael Morpurgo and using it within English and Guided Reading sessions. Please do not read ahead of us at home but feel free to read other Michael Morpurgo books. Also, continue reading Terry Deary books as he's our author of the term - there are other books in his Tudor series that children may enjoy as well as his fantastic Horrible History and Horrible Science series!
This term we are looking at biographies and explanation texts. We will be finding out about a range of famous people - linking both to Black History Month and the Tudors. We are going to be thinking carefully about using paragraphs as well as continuing to look at sentence starters including fronted adverbials.
We are continuing to learn about the Tudors but with a focus on The Matthew. We'll be finding out why it is significant to Bristol and about its voyages and creators. We'll be visiting the Matthew this term too! As we're thinking about explorers, we had a fantastic Pirate Day to start the term!
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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!