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Welcome to Year 4 Hedgehogs

Hello and a warm welcome to the Hedgehogs webpage  This year Miss Munshi will be teaching the Hedgehogs, supported by Miss Valimulla and Mrs Rhodes.  Although the children will be working hard this year, they will be learning many fun, fabulous and fascinating facts and skills which will stay with them forever.

 

This webpage is designed to help you find out all the information you need to know about what children in Year 4 Hedgehogs will be learning this term.  A good idea is to use this as a reference point to make discussions with your child about what they have been learning at school.

 

English

This term our English will be based on ‘The Enchanted Woods’ by Enid Blyton.  Like all text types we will begin by identifying the features of the text and then create our own narartive by implementing these.  For our non-fiction we will continue with this theme and explore non-chronological reports.

Throughout this term we will focus our reading on applying our knowledge of root words, suffixes and prefixes to understand the meanings of words. 

 

Maths

In maths we will be looking closely at how maths is used in our daily lives. As well as this the topics we will cover this term are:

* Place value of 4 digit numbers.

* Mental and written addition and subtraction.

* Decimals.

* Fractions

* Properties of shapes

* Position and direction (translation and co-ordinates)

It would be very helpful if children could have help with spotting maths in everyday life at home too!

 

Science

In Science we are learning about ‘Electricity’. Within this topic we will learn about:

* To understand the difference between mains and battery-operated appliances.

* To recognise and name electrical components that can be used to make a circuit.

* To recognise materials which conduct electricity.

 

History

In History we are learning about ‘Romans’. Within this topic we will learn:

* Why the Romans invaded Britain

* How the Romans conquered Britain?

* Life as a Roman

* What the Romans left for us

 

Music

As part of the wider opportunities program, year 4 children will be receiving brass instrument lessons every Friday. At the end of this term children will use their skills in a class performance for the school.

 

P.E.

Children will have P.E. every Thursday when they will be learning gymnastics with Catherine. Please ensure children have their full P.E. kits in school on this day and that jewellery is removed in order for them to participate safely.

 

Spellings

Over the course of the year your child will receive weekly spellings based on different spelling strings and rules. Children will receive a new set of spellings based on our spelling lessons every Thursday and will be tested on these the following Thursday.

 

Homework

In addition to spellings and reading, your children will be given both English and maths homework every week. This will be handed out every Thursday and is due the following Monday. Children not handing in all homework on time, will be sent to the homework drop in - during lunch time.

 

Finally, if you have any questions at all please feel free to speak to me after school or call the office to arrange an appointment.

 

Click on the links below to read our autumn 1 bulletin and curriculum overview, and some useful websites children can learn from and interact with too.

English –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z6bbkqt/resources/1

Maths-

http://uk.mathletics.com

Science- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/electrical_circuits/read/1/

 

 

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