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Year 4: Jasper and Emerald

Year 4


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


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


In Science, pupils will be looking at states of matter, understanding the 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, where chocolate originated.  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 be focussing on the use of apostrophes for plural possession and learning that an apostrophe and an s is used to show plural possession for irregular plurals. From both reading and writing in English, we hope the pupils can conjure up some exciting narratives based about our theme and POR text and including the use of plural possessive apostrophes in their writing!


Throughout their learning during RE day, pupils will explore and examine the question, “Who do we look to for inspiration and why?” They will study Christianity and Islam in particular and examine the relationship between these faith perspectives.


We would like to welcome the children and parents into Year 4 and hope they settle in well. Just a reminder that Wednesday is still our PE day, so please ensure your child is wearing the correct kit on this day. Emerald Class will be attending swimming lessons this term whilst Jasper Class will have PE lessons. Both classes should still wear PE kit to school.


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