The two year 4 classes are China: Miss Dickie, Miss Glenn and Miss Sheppard
South Africa: Miss McCullagh and Mrs Smith
Our Autumn 2 topic is Creature Comforts.
In our Geography topic we will be learning about weather around the world, investigating different climates and learning about biomes. We will create our own shoe box models of a biome (please bring in a shoe box or two if possible). Our cross curricular links will include applying the skills of a writer across a range of genre including non-chronological reports.
We have opened our Autumn 2 topic with a Topic hook day – visiting the park to look at a local habitat and the creatures that live there and making shoe box biomes.
In reading we will be looking at a variety of texts and genre types which will feed into our writing, exploring their features of the texts, as well as using them to improve our comprehension and inference skills.
In writing we will continue to use and apply the different skills of a writer. We will develop our fiction writing, using a range of images to explore character, setting and plot. We will also use a range of sentence types and increase our range of vocabulary to engage the reader.
In maths we will continue to use our reasoning and problem solving skills. We will round numbers and how to count forwards and backwards through 0. After that, we will apply our place value knowledge to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers and using these skills to solve problems.
In science we will learn about habitats in local environments and beyond. We will also be looking at conservation and classifying plants and animals.
PE for the Autumn 2 half term is on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school with their PE kit.
Click below to view the information from the year 4 parent workshops we held earlier in the year.
How you can support your child’s learning:
- Ensure that your child is prepared and on time for school each day.
- Practise their times tables.
- Support your child with their homework.
- Test your child on their spellings.
- Test/support your child on their mental maths challenge and spelling bee booklets.
- Read at home every day.