Wonder, Believe, Shine & Achieve - Welcome to Year 4!
Our topic this term is ‘The Ancient Egyptians’, in particular answering the enquiry question, “What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about death and what happens beyond?” In Geography, we will be studying Rivers, in particular the River Nile through literature and research. We will also be using maps, atlases and globes to locate the counties and cities of the United Kingdom and some countries in the world. We will identify human and physical characteristics in Egypt.
In English, we will be looking at various Poets, both classic and modern, and writing stories, recounts, biographies and persuasive texts. We will also be investigating expanded noun phrases, plurals and the correct use of apostrophes to mark plural and singular possession. Additionally, we will explore characters through inference. Our class readers this term are Charlotte’s Web by E B White and Varjak Paw by S F Said.
In Maths, we will be working on number and place value (4 digit and 5 digit numbers), addition and subtraction, perimeter and multiplication and division. Using the Power Maths scheme.
ALL children must read for at least 20 minutes per night and an adult should record this in their Reading Record Book. Daily practice of their weekly spellings and multiplication tables is also essential.
Each term, a topic based project may be completed to present to the class. This can be in the form of a Powerpoint presentation, poster, written piece or model. The project can also be uploaded onto the RM Learning Platform. On here can also be found other programs to enhance the children's learning.