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Year 4: Jasper and Emerald

Welcome to Year 4


Welcome back and welcome to Year 4! This half term pupils will be learning about many exciting topics, mostly based around our Power of Reading book, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.


In Maths, pupils will be learning about place value of numbers beyond 1000 and learning how to order them in a variety of ways. In this time, they will be understanding the basic adding and subtraction of adding 1000 more and 1000 less as well as applying their knowledge of addition and subtraction to a formal written method, using any number up to four decimal places.


In Science, pupils will be looking at aspects of states of matter understanding properties of materials and how they melt, evaporate and solidify. To relate this back to the focus of the term we will be using chocolate to demonstrate some of the processes that change states.


In History, we will go back to the Ancient Maya and the Aztecs in South America, where chocolate originated from.  Pupils will locate countries within south and central America and understand the lives of individuals in these ancient times. They will devise questions and make comparisons between the two civilisations, using different sources to find out what happened in the past.


In English, the pupils will focus on narrative writing using the Power Of Reading book to help their understanding. The elements of grammar and punctuation that the pupils will be focussing on are the use of apostrophes for plural possession, extending their sentences by joining two clauses with a range of conjunctions. From both reading and writing in English we hope the pupils can conjure up some exciting narratives based about our theme and POR text.


We would like to welcome the children and parents into Year 4 and hope they settle in well.


Just a reminder that Wednesday is the new day for PE, so please ensure your child is wearing the correct kit on this day.


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