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St Christophers Academy

Year 4

Miss Bell - cbell@bestacademies.org.uk

Welcome to Year 4!

P.E. - Year 4 P.E. days will be Monday and Thursday. Children will need to bring in a P.E. kit at the start of the term which will stay in school ready for each lesson.

Homework - In Year 4, we like to send home a couple of piece of homework each week on a Friday. If book homework is set, it will be due in on the following Wednesday. If online homework is set, it will be due in on the following Friday. A weekly list of spelling words be given out on a Monday for the children to learn ready for a spelling test on Friday. If there are any difficulties children should speak to their teachers as soon as possible. If any website homework cannot be completed at home, there are school laptops available for use during break and lunch times.   

*Please note, due to current circumstances, we are slowly building up the weekly homework so that the children have time to settle back in properly.

Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night to support their comprehension skills.  Parents can help encourage their child’s reading by listening to them read, asking questions and showing an interest in the books.

What will we be learning this term?

English – During the Autumn term, our key texts will include Escape from Pompeii and The Book Eating Boy. Using these books as our focus, we will explore a variety of writing genres including diaries and adventure stories.

Maths – Maths lessons will include the following topics: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Measurement and Multiplication and Division.

Science – In Science we will be learning about States of Matter, focusing on solids, liquids and gases. We will look at classifying solids, liquids and gases and how materials change when they are heated and cooled.

Geography – Year 4 will be investigating the fascinating question: Will we ever see the water we drink again? To begin, we will consider where our water comes from, the water cycle, what happens to water once it goes down the plughole and how it is treated. We will then consider why water is such a valuable commodity, investigate why some places have drought or a lack of water and how and why we should conserve it.

History – In History, we will be learning all about the Romans. This will include a focus on the Roman Army and their power, the famous Boudicca and the chance to become an archaeologist!

R.E. – This term, Year 4 will look at Hinduism. We will focus on who founded Hinduism, where is was founded and how worship is carried out.

P.E. – Mr Kenneford will teach the children on both Tuesdays and Fridays with a focus on outdoor games.

ICT: In ICT we are learning all about Online Safety. This will teach us how to keep ourselves safe when going online.

 

Remember to keep looking out for updates and photos of our learning!