Autumn term information
Dear Year 4 Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to our class page! We hope that you have had an enjoyable half term break and are looking forward to the return to school.
This term’s topic is ‘The Anglo Saxons and Scots’. This topic allows for lots of opportunities to explore the way of living for the Anglo-Saxons and will build the children’s chronological knowledge on the order of events in history.. We begin the term with looking at artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon time period. The children will focus on different types of mark making and sketch observational drawings based on these objects. Towards the end of the term, the children will design, create and evaluate clay pots using Anglo-Saxons as an inspiration. The children will learn about: what Anglo-Saxon life was like, how the Roman withdrawal contributed to Anglo-Saxon Britain, Similarities and differences between The Anglo-Saxons and Romans and much more! In Science, the children will be exploring the topic ‘Sound’ where they will be using their scientific enquiry skills and carrying out practical experiments.
In RE we will be focusing on Christianity. Our focus question for this half term will be ‘How did Jesus teach about God and values through parables?’. In PSHE this term we will be exploring the theme ‘Respecting ourselves and others’.
In English, we will be looking at a variety of texts. Children will explore and use exciting vocabulary to write setting descriptions, learn about the features of a setting description and write their own. The children will also explore the features of a news paper report and they will compose their own news paper report. We will be looking at similar texts in our reading lessons.
Sycamore class are expected to continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding what they are reading about. As per the homework policy please ensure you listen to your child read each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers.
In Maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will be using different representations to support our understanding of processes. Each day children will also recap previous learning through key skills sessions.
For the start of the Autumn term at least children will be doing for thirty minutes PE daily, the children may keep their PE kit at school. They will also need a water bottle each day.
Like last year, homework will be set each Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. You can help with homework but please do not do it for your child. Please fill out your child’s reading records when you hear them read each night. (Homework is extremely important. Please refer to the Oak View homework policy for more information regarding homework.) Times tables are also a big focus in year 4 please encourage your child to use TTRocktars at home to practice their times tables.
I will always make myself available to discuss your child’s progress and any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or to arrange another time to meet.
Miss Leonard, Miss Brittleton and Mrs Jones.
Year 4 topic overview- Autumn 2
Year 4- English and Maths overview