Year 4

Important things to note:

  • Pupils need to complete a page or half page in their purple learning review books every week. These need to be bought into school every Monday.
  • Children will be tested on times tables on a Tuesday and spellings on a Friday.
  • PE Kits are required on Wednesdays and Fridays, but would be useful if PE Kit was in school at all times as these sessions do sometimes change.

Autumn Term- Second Half Term

  • In English, the children will write fireworks poems and explanations about how electricity is made and transported.
  • In Maths, the children will explore division facts and strategies, positioning numbers on different number lines, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, and addition and subtraction strategies.
  • In Science, the children will learn about electricity and electrical circuits.
  • In DT, the children will explore and make a christmas decoration which lights up.
  • In PE, the children will practise their cricket skills and take part in health related exercises (cardio, strength and flexibility exercises).
  • In History, the children will continue to learn about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.

Maths

Click here to access The Times Tables Rockstars website.

Times Tables Rockstars

The children have been exploring many different number and geometry areas this term, and have encountered many APE questions and problems in which they have applied their understanding in different ways.


Computing

Click here to access the BBC Dance Mat Typing website we are using in Computing.

BBC Dance Mat Typing

Science and English

How is electricity made and transported to our homes?

This week, the children have started to explore the features of an explanation text and in the next few weeks will write an explanation about how electricity is made and reaches our homes.

The following websites have useful information about how electricity is made, the different things electricity can be made from and how it is transported to our homes.

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/electricity-and-power-generation

http://www.alliantenergykids.com/energybasics/allaboutelectricity/000419

http://powerup.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powerup/en/under-11/electric-journey/

http://kids.saveonenergy.ca/en/what-is-electricity/the-in-and-outs-of-making-electricity.html

Visit to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk

The class had the chance to travel back in time and learn about how the work of experimental archaeologists has allowed historians to understand the lives of our ancestors in the Anglo-Saxon period. This was a fabulous chance to take history outside the classroom and the children demonstrated an excellent historical knowledge.

Why not ask your child to explain what the doughnut like objects in the last picture are, and how finding them in a 'sandwich' of burnt wood showed that buildings must have had wooden floors.