This term, we will be covering History and our topic will be Anglo-Saxons and Scots. We will be learning about the timeline of key events during this period in history, what life was like for Anglo-Saxons and what they believed in.
Our DT will be food technology in term 3. We will be working towards creating a new type of biscuit. We will first look at food hygiene and safety and then move on to making a basic plain biscuit following a recipe and then design our own type of biscuit by adapting the recipe and testing our ideas out.
In English, our focus will be on adjectives and fronted adverbials to show frequency and time. We’ll be using the skills we are learning to write a persuasive advert and a persuasive letter.
In Maths, we will be exploring multiplication and division. We will look at multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We will also look at methods used to remember our times tables and then move on to more formal written methods for multiplication and division calculations. We will also revise the topics already taught in terms 1 and 2
In RE, the question we will be investigating is ‘What can we learn from religions about what is right and wrong?’ Drawing comparisons between religions and religious teachings.
For PE, we will be doing indoor PE for both of our sessions each week. There will be a gymnastics session and a yoga session.
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.