This term, we will be covering geography and our topic will be rivers. We will be learning about the parts of a river, how erosion occurs and the different types and what transportation and deposition is.
Our DT will link to our Rivers topic as we will be designing and making a bridge that will cross a river. We’ll be looking at the features of a bridge and the different types. Keep a look out for the different types of bridges when you’re out and about with your child and ask them if they can tell you what type of bridge it is!
In English our focus will be on expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases. We’ll be using the skills we are learning to write a poem and a spooky description.
In Maths, we will be exploring calculations. We will be learning how to carry out addition and subtraction calculations with exchanging.
In RE, the question we will be investigating is ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’ We will be exploring how Hindus show their faith within their families and local communities.
For PE, we will be learning football skills and also improving our fitness levels.
For music, we will be learning the ukulele. A specialist teacher will come in every Tuesday morning and teach both year 4 classes for a 30-minute session each. The school has enough ukuleles for each child so there is no expectation for you to provide this.
Times tables is a huge focus in year 4. The expectation is that by the end of this academic year the children will know all their times tables up to 12 x 12. We will be testing the children on their times tables weekly.
For Reading, please continue to read with your child for 10 minutes every day if possible. A reading book will be sent home with each child every night. Please record any home reading in the Learning Journal.