Spring Half Term in YN4
Welcome to class YN4
The class teacher for YN4 is Mr Nadat. We have 31 children in class and we have the lovely support of Mrs Dean from Monday to Thursday and of Mrs Hall on Friday.
Here are some important days for children in Yn4:
Literacy- In reading we will be reading ‘Across the Roman Wall’ by Theresa Breslin. This book will introduce to Roman Briton life. Using the journey the characters will take, we will look to create a diary that will recall the events and feelings of the story. The second half of this term will look at fiction writing where the class will create a historical narrative piece.
Maths- The main focus this half term will be multiplication and division. Here will build on times tables up to 12. The class will learn strategies to solve these facts using a number of mental methods. They will also learn to use the formal written method to multiply bigger numbers. We will also cover measurement and area and begin to look at fractions.
Science - This term will look at the following unit of work: States of Matter
In this topic, we will learn what makes a solid, liquid and gas and sort matter into these 3 categories. As well as this, we will investigate how matter changes and find out about reversible and irreversible changes.
This topic will also provide the opportunity to describe the process within the water cycle and scientific vocabulary will be very important by this point.
History- Children will be learning about ‘The Romans’. From finding out where Rome started, who Caesar was and the Invasion of Britain, we will go on to find the legacy left behind and find out how it is still a part of modern day life.
Art and DT- In Art, year 4’s will have the opportunity to create a mosaics digitally using cells or boxes and colour fill as a way to create patterns. As well as this, the children will learn to develop colour control in mosaic tiles provided. Following on from this, the children will be able to be creative and sketch their own mosaic. They will be able to use coloured card to form small tiles and eventually make their own mosaic made of many tiny pieces just like the Romans did!
Computing – The class will work with HLTA Mr Brayshaw on Friday and they will cover ‘We are musicians’. They will look to create digital music patterns and form repetitive beats.
Music- Year 4’s music link in with the Computing. They will be able to use their voices as an instrument to accompany the music created.
French – In French we will look at learning French months, and also learn how to say the different body parts.
RE – Our focus this half tem is exploring questions of meaning, meaning and truth. We will be looking at the perspectives different religions and people hold on life and how it started. We will be exploring science as well as religious questions on the origins of the world.
PHSCE – We will begin with the topic ‘Dreams and Goals’. Here we will learn how to set goals and dreams and learn about feelings when success or disappointment occurs. The class will be provided opportunities to learn about dealing with these emotions as an individual and as a part of a group. A final part of this unit will be finding out the contribution needed towards a goal.
PE- This half term we will be looking at Health related Exercises. The class will look to perform skills that measure their body and mind. They will also provide a support for others during these skills and the final aspect will be in taking steps to better the previous record.