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Welcome to Year 4!

 

Welcome to Autumn Term 1 in Year 4, we hope you all had a brilliant Summer break and are ready to learn! We know things are very different right now so we are taking every measure possible to ensure our children are safe and ready to engage with some excellent, stimulating learning.

Please read below for what we will be covering across our subjects for Autumn 1:

 

 

Literacy:

In Literacy this term, we will be using the book ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Rauf as our core learning text. As a class, we will read the story, learn new vocabulary and look at the features, characters and structure from this story. We will also go on to write a diary entry and a story sequel.

 

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division throughout this term. We will be strengthening and consolidating our knowledge of the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables across the term.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

The children will have been given their logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the application at home on a laptop or iPad/tablet. Please encourage your child to access TTRS at home as this will give them much needed practice of the multiplication facts they are unsure of. Children in Y4 need to know their 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, and 12x off by heart. Once secure, they can learn the rest ready for the statutory test at the end of Y4.

 

Please click the link below to access the TTRS website:

 https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Science:

Our topic for Science this term is ‘Living things and their habitats.’ The children will be given the time to explore classification of different living things such as animals and looking at how they survive and adapt in their natural habitats.

 

History:

We will be learning all about The Ancient Greeks as our History focus this term. The children will be studying timelines of events, how the Greeks lived and how they impacted on history as we know today.

 

P.E:

The children will have P.E every Monday afternoon across this term. Please ensure your child wears appropriate footwear and clothing each Monday as they do not require a P.E kit this term due to the change in uniform policy.

 

 Spellings:

Each Friday, your child will be given a new set of spelling words to practise every day. It is vital that you encourage your child to practise and learn these words but also put the words into context for example using them in a sentence independently. Children will be tested on a Friday.

 

Reading:

Your child’s reading book will be changed on a Monday; reading books will be quarantined for 72 hours upon return. Please encourage them to read daily to enhance vocabulary awareness and fluency. It is important to allow the children to read independently and also read aloud to parents and siblings to boost self-confidence. Please ask your children questions about what they have read to check whether they have understood the characters, story and language.

 

Please check this page regularly, as there will be updates regarding your child’s learning and photos to display their achievements throughout the curriculum.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us- we are always happy to help!

 

Miss Hambleton & Miss Turner

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
  • Email: stthomas@bury.gov.uk
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