This term our topic is:
Who Were The Romans And What Did We Learn From Them?
Welcome to Year 4 Class Wren!
Miss Croft teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mrs Bland teaches on Thursdays and Fridays.
PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays this term - please come to school in PE kits on these days.
Who were the Romans and what did we learn from them?
This term we will be learning about the Romans.
Each week we will answer a different question:
Who were the Romans and would they have enjoyed coming to Britain?
What did the Romans do for us?
How can you create a working model of a Roman weapon?
Would you prefer to be a gladiator or a premiership footballer?
Who was Boudica and why did she become so famous?
Who were the famous Romans and what do we know about them?
English: We will be writing a non-chronological report about Roman baths and a Roman diary.
Maths: We will learn about angles, shape, statistics and time. These are units that were not covered in Year 3, due to the covid closures.
DT: We will research Roman sandals and then design, make and evaluate our own. We can't wait for the Cinderella moment at the end... will the shoe fit?
PE: Netball and rugby.
Spanish: We will continue to practise our greetings, before learning to count to 15.
Music: We will be exploring pitch using xylophones.
RE: We will be exploring the beliefs that different religions have about the journey of life and death.
ICT: This term we will be investigating ways to stay safe online.
PSHE: Miss Croft will be exploring emotions.
Our Romans Wow Day will take place on Thursday 14th October. More details to follow.
Please see Class Dojo for regular updates and further information.
Should Year 4's bubble have to close, all pupils will receive a pack of work which will be submitted on Class Dojo. There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class- although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made.
Home Learning/ short notice school closure
Should your child be absent but are not officially isolating due to symptoms or advice from Public Health England or the NHS, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.
White Rose Home Leaning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Maths is Fun: https://www.mathsisfun.com/
BBC Home Learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/year-4-and-p5-english-lessons/1
Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (your child will have been given an access code)
In RE, we will be learning about Mary's journeys.
Year 4 will have PE on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced.
In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read to someone at home every day for 5 minutes. The reading may consist of a variety of texts; from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes! Remember to sign and comment your child’s reading record in order to received a star stamp. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. The more stars you get, the more certificates you get!
Don’t forget reading on Bug Club also counts as home reading! Bug Club puts more emphasis on comprehension skills as, ultimately, this is what children are assessed against at the end of Key Stage 2. The children have to answer the questions, by clicking the little bugs, to score points which they can spend in the shop.
Guided Reading will happen every day for KS2. Miss Croft will also allocate their guided reading books on Bug Club under the tab, comprehension.
Reading is an essential area where practice at home really pays off!
Homework will be set every Friday. It will be linked to the work we are doing in Maths and it should be submitted by the following Friday.
Each week children will be given 10 spellings to learn. These may be to practise a particular spelling rule or will come from the Year 3/4 statutory spellings list.
Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. They have all received a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please log on to https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth to access their personal page.
You can also look at the following websites to times tables help:
All Year 4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested from 2020. Please check here for more information about the multiplication test. If you have any questions, please see Miss Croft or Mrs Bland.
Year 3/4 break time is at 10:10-10:25.
Children can bring in their own healthy snack (fruit, vegetables). Each child now has their own tray within the classroom so that they can store their valuables.
Children need to bring their water bottle into the classroom everyday which can be used throughout the day. Although these water bottles will not be available at lunchtime, so you may wish to send a named carton of juice or named juice bottle at lunchtime for your child to access if you wish.
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