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Blenhein Primary School

 

welcome to Year 4!

Hello families! A warm welcome to the Year 4 area of the Sheringham website!

Below you'll find information on the curriculum for this term and your child's PE days. 





Your child will have two PE sessions a week. One with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers). 

Each class will have their PE lessons on:

4P (Ms Panks) 4M (Mr Mutalib)  4R (Ms Russell) 
Monday + Thursday Monday + Tuesday Monday + Tuesday

 

Autumn Curriculum 

Reading

Whole class reading this term will begin with our Summer reading text 'The Brilliant world of Tom Gates' by Liz Pichon. As a shared text, children will be able to explore many of their favourite moments and seek to understand the book even further. Children will also explore a number of texts related to their History topic this term (Ancient Egypt and Greece). In the second part of the Autumn Term, children will look at two key texts: 'Leon and the Place in between' by Angela McAllister and 'Bill's new Frock' by Anne Fine. 

We are also working on our reading habits, and encourage all children to change their books regularly. We ask they bring in their Rhomebooks everyday. Children in Year 4 should be reading at home everyday for 10 minutes, which can be independently or with adult support if needed. 

Writing

In writing this term, our 1st writing unit will be familiar fables. Children read a selection of fables and retell one of these with their own creative adaptations. Children will also learn about biographies. They will gain exposure to some well known biographies and understand what key features are necessary in order to produce some exceptional writing of their own, about an illustrious significant figure.

Maths

We'll start this year looking at numbers to 10,000 and securing our understanding of place value. We'll then move learning into addition and subtraction with a particular focus on strategies needed to handle 4 digit numbers. The children will also learn strategies for multiplying and dividing by 2 digit numbers and begin learning the 6, 7 and 9 times tables.

To continue to support the children’s fluency in their times tables, we will continue to practise our multiplication and division facts up to the 12x table using the online programme, Times Table Rockstars.

Children will be sitting the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check in the first 2 weeks of June 2023, and more inofrmation will be going out to parents closer to the time.  

Science

This term in science, we will be learning about states of matter. For year 4's this includes learning about solids, liquids and gases and how materials may change from one state to another. Children will be expected to develop many key skills by designing and observing a fair test to explore these concepts. 

Indoor PE

In PE this term your child will be focusing on developing a new range of skills during their indoor and outdoor PE sessions. Our indoor PE sessions will focus around gymnastics and then badminton. In gymnastics, children will build on skills for balance and movement and within badminton children will develop skills for racquet control and team work.   

Jigsaw

This term in Jigsaw, children in Year 4 will be exploring the topic 'Being me in my world'. This helps children understand that we are part of a team and we belong to many communities as well as understanding that we are different but that we must respect each other. After the half term, we'll be learning through the topic 'Celebrating Differences' where we focus on family set ups, and the festivals we may celebrate that are different in their own unique ways. 

Homework 

Information about weekly homework can be found on your child's Google Classroom and in their red homework book. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

 

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