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Year 4

Welcome back to school, and welcome to Year 4.

In the Autumn term we will be looking at Christophe's Story in our English lessons and trying to write and perform our own stories.

Reading and comprehension continues every week with texts, which are often related to topics and science. We will focus on new words from the text and summarising what we have read. Please remember to listen to your child read regularly at home, ten to 15 minutes, five times a week. Please help support your child’s learning. 

In Maths is term, we will be developing our knowledge on the 4 maths scheme, which includes operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Convert different units of measure. Position and direction in the first quadrant. Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenthts or hundredths. Write decimal equivalents to 1/4 1/2 and 3/4. Round numbers to nearest 10, 100 1000 includeing decimals. Solve problems uisng bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs. Addition and subtraction using 2 step word problems. Quick recall and exploration of calculations in mental maths will ecourage children to think carefully about their mathematics.

Remember to continue to practise your times tables for the times table challenge! We need to know All our multiplication tables by the end of this year!

Our history topic this term is Ancient Egypt. We will be going on a journey through time to find out who the Egyptians were, where they lived and what the pyramids were used for. The children will be able to research information that they want to find out at school, but any time they have at home to research will be fantastic. Hopefully by the end of the topic all the children will be Eqyptian experts!

In Science this term we are concentrating on States of Matter. We will look at solids, liquids and gases, there uses and where we can see them. The children will be able to complete experiments and really get their scientific brains working hard.

Best wishes from all the adults in Year 4.