Year 4

Welcome to Summer 2019!

Miss Dennison, Mrs Gough & Miss Connell.

This term our topic will be Why did the Egyptians love their mummies? During this half term we are going to be explorer’s who travel back in time in a time machine to solve an ancient mystery! Pupils will gather clues and information each week to put together to learn about who the murderer is and uncover the mystery surrounding it. We will look at where Egypt is on the map and discover lots of interesting information about the Nile. We will think about what we have learnt thanks to the Ancient Egyptians and see if we still use things today that they invented. We will research various Pharaoh’s including Tutankhamun and follow the mummification process as well as finding out who Howard Carter is and what his amazing discovery was able to teach us today.

In maths decimals including money will be the focus this half term, exploring what the value of each digit is using tenths and hundredths. We will be ordering, comparing and rounding decimal numbers.  We will also be looking at time and converting between analogue and digital times.

Multiplication will continue to be a hot topic this half term as we getting incredibly close to the launch of the new government Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) which is not compulsory this year but we are going to give it our best shot! Please ensure that your child is able to access Times Table Rock Stars if possible as this is an excellent tool for preparation for this. As a reminder of how important our Times Tables are we are having a Times Tables Rock Stars day this term when the pupils can dress up as Rock Stars and will spend the day taking part in a range of multiplication activities!

In English we will be using ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ which links directly with our topic and is a different take on a well-known traditional fairy tale.

We will have week spelling tests and there will also be a focus on extending vocabulary and learning new words and their meanings.

Please encourage your child to read things other than their school reading book- other books, magazines, articles online- anything! We are continuing to inspire all our children to enjoy and to read for pleasure, it is the key to everything in life and has a positive knock affect across all subject areas. Myself and Mrs Gough are reading Harry Potter- The Philosopher’s Stone to the children as our class reader which I know they are going to love! They actively enjoy being read to and it doesn’t matter how old they are, or how good they are at reading being read to is still assisting progress and will develop their readers voice too. Any opportunity for bedtime stories I’m sure all Year 4 children would love!

P.E. will be on Wednesday please make sure that P.E. kits including footwear (pumps or trainers) are at school at all times. This year we are lucky enough to have Premier Sports working with us so there will be extra P.E. sessions that may not be on our set P.E. day. We obviously don’t want anyone to miss out and if they don’t have kit and correct footwear it may mean they can’t join in.

Miss Briers will teach Y4 on a Monday afternoon and will be covering their computing and French topics with them.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to either Mrs Gough or myself.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning, laughter and memory making with all of our class!

Team Y4 2018-19