Welcome back! In Year 4, we will be looking at the Ladybird Histories book on the Anglo-Saxons, which links to our History topic. This book will be used to support learning across the curriculum.
In maths, pupils will focus on solving problems involving increasingly hard fractions to calculate quantities. After looking at fractions, pupils will move on to look at comparing and classifying geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles based on their properties and size. They will look at symmetry and complete a simple symmetrical figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.
In history, pupils will look at the Anglo-Saxons and learn about how they changed Britain through studying the settlement of England following the Roman period and King Redwald, our significant individual. They will also discover the impact they had on the western world, making contrasts and connections in the world today. Pupils will use a range of historical resources to find evidence, asking and answering their own questions about the Anglo Saxons. They will use their learning to help them create a chronological report on the Anglo Saxons.
In English, pupils will focus on prefixes and suffixes and how these are used to create new words. In addition, they will understand the purpose of prefixes and suffixes, thinking about their knowledge of root words. Pupils will write sentences about the Anglo-Saxons, making sure that the word they are using makes sense in their sentence and that they are using prefixes and suffixes correctly.
In music, pupils will look at rhythms and discover how these contribute to storytelling. They will use this skill to think about how music can tell a story, which will lead them to creating their own piece of music for the story ‘Cinderella’.
In RE, pupils will learn about Islam and will understand and explain the five main practices of Islam (the five pillars of Islam). They will explore the question ‘How do Muslims express their beliefs through practices?’ Pupils will have the opportunity to create a poster explaining important beliefs and practices they follow that have a positive impact on their life.
As part of the PSHE curriculum, pupils will continue to build on their understanding of how the choices that we make can have an impact on the environment: this links well with the work on sustainability in the first week back.
In Spanish, pupils will revisit the parts of the body before moving on to learning ‘los animales’. They will learn different adjectives to describe jungle animals and progress to writing a sentence using a noun, a verb and adjectives to describe animals. Pupils will then use what they have learned to write their own jungle explorer story.
PE will continue to take place on Wednesdays so pupils should come to school wearing the correct PE kit on this day! Jasper Class will continue with swimming lessons so must have their kit with them. We are looking forward to a warmer term ahead!