Welcome to Year 4. Narnia
Welcome to 4SS. It's great to be back together. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Welcome to year 4. This year we have so many exciting topics and events to look forward to. There will be challenges to face and new skills to learn, but it will be a chance to push yourself and be the best learner you can be. Mrs Scully is Narnia's class teacher this year delivering all the core curriulum with Mrs Gibson, the class teaching assistant, supporting and delivering interventions. Alongside this, Mr Sidebottom will be delivering PE every Tuesday morning and Mrs Kerr will be teaching french initially every Tuesday afternoon. Each week there will be weekly times tables and spelling tests, (which will also form part of the weekly homework). Muliplication knowledge is very important this year, as we have the Mutlipcation Tables Check in June, so practising and developing the speed of recall will be crucial. The children are encouraged to practise their table facts using the 'Timestable Rockstars app'. They can access this in class and at home to improve their speed of recall. We also use 'Spelling shed' as another app to use at school and home to practise set spelllings. Autumn 1: We begin with a great history topic all about 'The Groovy Greeks'. Our science this half term will be investigating Sound. Autumn 2: We get to grips with e-safety and learning about computer hardware, followed by a Geography focus on 'Countries of the World'. Science is all about teeth and eating in humans and other animals. This year we have introduced an additional grid of homework challenges. These are for mums, dads, grandparents etc to help with and a chance to support your child's creative skills at home. Class Dojo and Seesaw are platforms we will be using to communicate and share our class learning, as well as regular Tweets to let you know what we have been doing. Seesaw will be our main platform for home learning - where work related to work in class and assignments will be posted for children to access. Shoud your child have to self isolate at all then all learning will be posted on seesaw so that they do not have any gaps in their learning when they return to school. As well as TTRockstars and Spelling shed, the children will be expected to log in to Bug Club, where internet is possible at home, to support their own reading and comprehension skills. We will be continuing to monitor reading through the whole school Reading Miles initiative. (Remember to read daily and record in your reading record books). There are 24 marvellous and unique little people in our class! Over the year we will be discovering and celebrating each others talents and successes.

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Weekly routines Weekly spellings are handed out on a Monday and then are tested on the following Monday - remember to practise your spellings each day! Our class library day sessions are on a Monday afternoon - remember to bring your library books back so you can have them swapped! Our P.E lesson with Mr Sidebottom will be on a Tuesday morning. Remember to bring your full P.E kit. Remember to read every day at home and bring your reading record in every day. Each day you read will reward you with a stamp in your reading record. Prize draws are announced throughout the year to encourage children to reach certain destinations by a set date. Keep rocking on times table rockstars to be the ultimate Rock star legend. Times table rockstars can be accessed through the times table rockstars app on your iphone or tablet. Autumn one Our history driving Topic this term is Ancient Greece. Having had a summer full of Olympic games, we will be travelling back in time to look at where it all began. We will be developing key historical enquiry skills and using evidence from different sources to learn about the way of life of the ancient Greeks and their impact on the world in which we live today. This term in Science we will be exploring 'Sound'. This term we will explore the science behind how sound is able to travel from a source to our ears. We will also explore the relationship between the pitch of sound and the number of vibrations created; as well as linking this to Music, where our theme is 'Can you beat it?'. In Psche we are focusing on Families and friendships -where we will learn about showing good manners, respect, trust and about bullying. In computing this term we will be learning about how to use search engines efficiently and how to check if a webpage is trustworthy and ensuring our children are acutely aware of keeping safe whilst online. In art we will be developing drawing and painting techniques, looking at how artists have represented movement and how we can to use different media to srepresent moving figures. In PE the children will be developing tennis and hockey skills. On Thursday October 4th we begin a twelve week swimming block at the Metrodome. Literacy This term as part of our Literacy work we will be looking at Ancient Greece Myths such as Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa This term we will also be exploring where the Olympics began in Ancient Greece and discussing the similarities and differences with the Olympic games that we know today. We will also have a regular GPS session to explore strengthen children’s knowledge of grammar and spelling. Children will also have a weekly spelling test and daily spelling practice to understand the rules associated with specific spellings. Numeracy In Maths this half term the children will be learning about place value of 4-digit numbers. Within this topic, children will learn how to partition 4-digit numbers when looking at the value of each digit within a 4-digit number. How to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 How to compare and order 4-digit numbers up to 10,000, Making number patterns and securing counting in 6's, 7's and 9's. Homework Spellings: Spellings will be given on a Monday which will be tested on the following Monday. Reading: We ask that children spend 5 minutes a day reading a text that they have a great interest in. This reading will count towards their reading miles in their reading records. Children are also asked to spend time practising their times tables using the online app Times table Rockstars (TTRS) You will be given a homework grid based on the ancient Greeks to choose a different homework from each week. Autumn 2 We begin this half term with an RE week, where we will be looking at Christian Marriages. We will explore why people choose to get married in a church; what the main elements of a church wedding are, as well as comparing these weddings to an Hindu wedding. After we will be having a dive into ICT linked to our literacy. We will focus on e-safety and gaining a knowledge and understaning of computer components and their functions. Our big geography topic then starts - 'Countries of the World'. This is a great topic to develop the childrens' awareness of where countries are in the world and their capital cities, as well as allowing the children to develop atlas skills. Our science theme moves on to humans and other animals, where we take a close look at teeth and the digestive system - with a good gooey practical to show the children just how the digestive system works and investigating the affect of different fizzy drinks on our teeth. Literacy Our literacy is linked to our topics. We begin by creating a persuasive leaflet - aimed at keeping children safe online. We then look at an explanation text about the function of teeth. After that we look at how to write a formal letter of complaint lined toan imaginary scenario of the introduction of sugary drinks at cinemas to keep people awake during a movie. Maths We kick off this half term with a focus on addition and subtraction, as well as developing and applying mental strategies and solving word problems.

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