Year 4 2019 - 2020

Mr Lambert

Welcome to Year 4

 

Mr Lambert is our class teacher, supported by the fantastic Teaching Assistant Mrs Banks!

 

Autumn Term 2019

We begin our busy Year with the Mini-topic of Congleton. During this 3 week topic, we will be exploring the history of our local area and how it has evolved over time.  Year Four will focus particularly on the high street and how it has changed year after.

If you have any photographs or information about the history of Congleton then please share your knowledge with us by sending in 'show and tell' with your child!  

For our first trip of the year, we will be walking to Congleton High Street to see the local area first hand.

In addition to this, we will be visiting Congleton Museum to get an even better understanding of Congleton’s past.

 

To start the year we will be reading the book

 ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’.

 

It is an exciting story about the unlikeliest of heroes on an epic adventure.  

This book is one from a collection of books written by Joe Todd-Stanton.

 

 

Once we have completed our Congleton mini-topic, we will be moving onto the exciting topic called...

 ‘I Am Warrior’,

we will be learning all about the Roman Empire and their invasion of Britain.

During September we will venture to Chester to explore the Roman museum, participate in a Roman workshop and (most excitingly!) march alongside a Roman Soldier!

 

During Maths we begin with a focus on Place Value, looking at the value of digits in 4 digit numbers; ordering and comparing numbers; rounding numbers; and to match our topic, Roman numerals!

Later in the term, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction.

 

 

There will also be a BIG focus on Times Tables this year. Children will need to be able to instantly recall all multiplications up to 12 x 12 by the end of the year. This means no counting up in sequence; they need to know the answer FAST!! 

We will be sending home Times Tables each week for them to learn to instantly recall (3-second rule). Once they have proved that they know a particular table by heart they will move onto the next tables challenge (similar to how book bands work).  If they need a little longer learning the current times table they can carry it over for another week (or more). This will develop as time goes by gradually getting more difficult.  Pupils will be able to practise these in school and at home on a new app: Times Tables Rockstars, which has proven very popular!

 

Spelling

Please check your child’s planner for their weekly spellings. They will be given out every Tuesday and will be tested on the following Tuesday afternoon. As well as this you will soon receive a login for our brand new, exciting website called ‘Spelling Shed’  It looks great!!

 

 

One of the most exciting parts of Year Four is swimming lessons. We will swim on a Friday, so please bring your kit on this day (black swimming costume or trunks). We have one other PE session which is on a Friday afternoon.

 

 

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