Welcome to year 4! This is a very important year right in the middle of the school. We will be learning a huge amount this year and covering some very interesting topics!
To start the year, we will be learning about place value, looking at numbers up to 4 digits; we will be comparing, ordering and writing numbers. We will then move onto the four operations: addition, subtraction, ,multiplication and division. It is extremely important that your child practices their times tables. There are lots of games online www.topmarks.co.uk has an excellent game called hit the button which the children love but most importantly, they can practice them anywhere, anytime just by rehearsing them with you or by themselves.
In English this term we are going to focus on basic grammar work and how to write descriptively. At the end of the term Year 4 will be writing stories in a Tudor Setting.
Author of the Term: This term, we are going to learn about Terry Deary; we are reading his book 'The fool, the Thief and the big fat King".
This term, we learning about the Tudors and what life would have been like in Tudor Bristol. We will be learning about how the Tudor period began, the significant people and events that took place and how all of this impacted on our local area. Later in the term we will be taking part in a Tudor walk around Bristol City Centre to visit important Tudor land marks. Please let the school office know if you would like to come. More details to follow soon! Please click to see out topic web Topic web term 1.doc
P.E is a statutory part of our curriculum so please ensure your children have P.E kits on Monday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor). PE will be indoors on Fridays as we have dance with Kenzie.
In our PE lessons we will 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.
Oak class will have Forest School in term 2.
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! Lastly, if you have any concerns about school or anything in general, please feel free to come for a chat! Mr Shepherd