Year 4

Class Page for Year 4 Autumn 2018

Welcome to Year 4!

We held elections at the start of the year to decide who would represent us on various councils and the results are as follows:

Class Ambassadors: Henry and Daisy

Student Council: Josie and Tom

Eco Rangers: Miya and Yusuf

Online Safety Officers: Tabby and Oliver

Sports Council: Evie and Niyam

On this page you can read news about our class and find out what we are learning. You will also find links to other websites that will help you with your topic homework.

If parents or carers need to contact either of the Year 4 class teachers, please use our school emails in the first instance:

power.h1@welearn365.com

white.p@welearn365.com

We will get back to you as soon as possible (but if the matter needs urgent attention it should be addressed to the school office instead).

English:

This term we are reading and writing about The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have already begun the unit by creating our very own Iron Man (see photos) in our outdoor classroom. This was lots of fun! We will be working on descriptive writing to create detailed settings.

Spellings have already gone home in the yellow books and will do so every Friday. Please learn these important spellings which will also be tested on a Friday (yellow spelling books need to be in school on this day).

Guided Reading happens Monday to Thursday with every child participating in the reading and discussing of a text at least once a week. Home reading is very important too and it would be appreciated if this could happen 3 times or more a week for 20-30 minutes. Reading diaries and a reading book must be in school EVERY DAY and will be checked on a MONDAY.

Maths:

Place Value, Addition and Subtraction will be the main areas covered this half term, alongside the learning of our times tables. Maths of the Day is helping us to learn all aspects of maths in an active way - our Barmy Army and Magic Circle games have already proved to be a big hit!

Problem solving and reasoning is an important skill the children will be developing this year, where they can articulate WHY the maths is happening.

Our first Science unit is a Physics topic about the forces of gravity and friction.

Click on the pictures below for websites about Isaac Newton:

 

You can read about gravity here:

You can read about friction here: 

You can try some online friction activities by clicking on the links below.

          

Think you know it all? Take the gravity and friction quiz here:

In History, we start the year with a topic about the Romans in Britain. We shall be finding out when and why the Romans invaded Britain, and how they were received by the people already living here. We shall go on to find out how people's everyday lives in Britain changed under Roman rule. Below are some links to websites that you may find useful:

General:

 Living in Roman Britain

 How did the Romans change Britain? 

Dig it Up Game:

 (I find that this link works best on Edge or Internet Explorer.)

Websites about Hadrian's Wall:

   

Roman Army:

 What was life like in the Roman Army?

 Dress a Roman soldier (Works best on Internet Explorer.)

 Build a Roman fort (Works best on Internet Explorer.)

Roman Mosaics:

   

Roman Recipe:

Using Roman Numerals:

 Handy Roman numerals converter

 Test your Roman numerals skills.

Where the names of our months come from:

  

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