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Term 1 Overview

The teachers in Year 4 are Mr Cotton (4FC) and Miss Duffin (4SD).
We are supported in Year 4 by Miss Wright.

Topics this term

Rampaging Romans

This term, we will learn about the Romans and their legacy in Britain.  Amongst other things, the children would like to find about what they ate, lived in and how they kept themselves clean!  We look forward to our Roman Day when the children can dress up as Romans and we will invite you to join us – adult Roman costumes are optional and welcome!

Number, Calculation, Measures & Problem Solving

This term our Maths learning focusses on Number and Place Value. We will continue our new Maths guidance called White Rose, which promotes learning through physical objects, pictorial representations and abstract numbers.

Science

The children will develop their skills in carrying out scientific investigations.  They will be asked to come up with ideas to test systematically and fairly using equipment. They will be able to evaluate their results and record this.

PSHE & RE

In PSHE and RE, the children will be learning about other belief systems and how to respect other people’s opinions and feelings.

IT

IT this half term is exciting because the children will be creating their own comic online and developing their ICT skills.  I wonder who will be the next Beano contributor!

Reading at home

Thank you to those of you who are hearing your child read regularly at home.  Asking them questions about what they have just read is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Homework

Homework will be set each week. The children will bring homework books home on a Friday and the work should be completed and returned to school on Tuesday. The children will generally be given one or two pieces of work to complete each week; they should spend thirty minutes on each piece of work.

Spelling lists will be sent home regularly and tests given weekly.  Please encourage your children to spend time learning these.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. These can stay in the classroom and be filled up in school. 

Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep   every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Uniform

Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. This includes a blue jumper or cardigan and plain black shoes or black trainers with no logos or other colours on them. Boots are not part of our school uniform.

Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings and that they remove all nail varnish before coming to school. They will be asked to remove or cover earrings for PE lessons.

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