Welcome to Year 4!
Ms Dunn and Mrs Harbour
This half term our topic is called ‘From a Railway Carriage’, which has an Art and English focus. We will be learning to write and perform poetry as well as exploring the work of artists, such as Anna Todd, and creating our own artwork using watercolour paints. We will also be looking at the history of steam trains and the railways.
In Maths over the term, we will be looking at time and decimals. In our time unit we will be reading, writing and converting time between analogue and digital clocks. We will also be solving some
problems involving time. We will then move on to our unit on decimals. We will be recognising and writing decimals and will be adding and subtracting decimals.
In English we will be learning to read, compare and perform poems. This will include the poem ‘From a Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. We will be learning the poem and exploring the effects we can use when reading the poem out loud. We will be analysing the poem and look at the effects that the poet uses to create a successful poem.
In our Core Skills curriculum we are focusing on Knowing me, knowing you. Our targets are based around managing friendships by showing respect and solving conflict.
A few reminders!
PE – Lessons will be on a Tuesday and a Wednesday afternoon. Children will need to have a full PE kit in school during the week. This includes:
House colour T-shirt
Earrings to be taken out or taped up
Reading – we encourage daily reading and discussions. Please record in the reading log and bring into school every day. Also, reading activities in the homework books.
Spelling – Weekly spelling rules and words to be learnt at home. We will have a ‘speed spell’ activity during school on these. The rules and words will be put on the weekly letter. Please can log books be in school every day.
Maths homework - We will be using the homework activities that link with our Maths Mastery lessons in school.
Water Bottles - children will need a water bottle in school.
If you have any questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see us.