Class Information Booklet
Welcome to Year 4
Autumn 1 2018
In English we have been looking at Greek myths. Our focus has been writing our own character descriptions and we are now moving on to describing different mythical settings.
In Mathematics we have been focusing on place value looking particularly at partitioning and comparing different 4d numbers. We have also been practising our times tables daily trying to improve our speed and our ability to recall facts.
Our Topic this term is WW2. We started our topic by recapping why WW1 ended and what impact this had on WW2 starting. We are looking forward to learning about rations, bomb shelters and the life of child evacuees.
In Year 4 we have been focusing on Persuasive writing. We have spent a lot of time analysing persuasive letters and writing our own letter to Mr McGoldrick to ask him to abolish school uniform.
In Maths we have been focusing on fractions. We have been looking at recognising equivalent fractions, finding a fraction of a number and adding fractions with the same denominator. We have also spent a lot of time developing our times tables. We have introduced lots of different times table games and enjoy our times table challenges!
Our topic this term is the Romans. We have focused on Roman armour and entertainment. As a result, we have made our own Roman chariots and are currently designing and painting our own Roman shields.
Since coming back after the Christmas holidays we have been looking at writing and performing our own play scripts. We started looking at familiar stories and working on them scene by scene. We even had the opportunity to act these out using a range of different stage directions!
In Maths we have been looking at properties of 2D shapes. Alongside this, we have been learning about 12 and 24 hour time.
In Topic the children have enjoyed learning about the Roman invasion and the different battle formations used. We have spent a lot of time looking at primary and secondary sources to research the given period. The children have written their own Newspaper reports and instructions for how to create a Roman remedy.
In Year 4 we have been focusing on Traditional tales and poetry. We have spent a lot of time analysing different poems, writing our own and even performing them to the rest of the class. Alongside of this, we have linked our Topic of the Romans to our writing. We have written our own Newspaper reports about the kidnapping of a Roman soldier.
In Maths we have been focusing on halving and doubling 2 digit numbers, recognising equivalent fractions and starting to find a fraction of a number.
Our topic for this half term is the Romans. We started our topic by learning about the invasion and the different countries involved. We have followed the story 'The Roman Invasion' learning all about a soldier called Bran who was kidnapped by the Carvetti tribe.
In English we have been looking at writing non-chronological reports. We have identified the features of the text type, learnt technical vocabulary and applied it to writing our own non-chronological reports about sharks.
In Maths we have been working on our different methods of calculation. We started by looking at expanded methods for both addition and subtraction and then moved on to column methods.
Our Topic this half term is WW2. The children have learnt about the different countries involved in the war, the different types of bomb shelters, rations and the life of an evacuee. They then wrote their own letter as if they themselves were an evacuee being sent to safety.