Year 4 - Blwyddyn 4 Tymor Y Gwanwyn-The Spring Term
We will be travelling back in time to find out what life was like in Britain and particularly, Wales, during the time of the Celts and Romans.
We will be reading a selection of short stories, novels and 'Big' books. Some of our books will be read just because they are wonderful stories. We have tried to link other books to our topic such as, Poems Around the World, Dear Greenpeace, From a Railway Carriage and The Day the Crayons Quit.
As well as reading as a class, the children have their own reading books and will bring a book home each week. Please encourage your child to read at home whenever they can READING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS and will help them in all the other subjects, including maths.
We will cover lots of topics such as:
The 4 Rules ( adding & subtracting using money/ dividing using the bus stop method & multiplication using the grid method) 2D & 3D shape plus looking at symmetry,
The children will continue to do Big Maths, CLIC, every day and use a variety of resources to help them with their learning, such as Abacus, Kangaroo Maths and N.Rich.
After half term, we shall be doing the 'Tables Challenge' where the children work their way through the Times Tables, learning them off-by-heart. This will help them as they approach their Reasoning activities.
- Tymor Y Hydref-Autumn Term
- Welcome to Year 4!
Croeso i Flwyddyn 4!
Teacher: Mrs Anderson & Mr Gallop
Teaching Assistants: Miss Elson & Mr Davies
Fruit snack-30p day
Please bring your PE kit on Tuesdays
Reading books & homework go home Monday and should be returned Friday
Spelling tests are every Monday and new spelling words go home on Monday
Big Maths Beat That and a Learn Its test are every Thursday or Friday
This term our topic is
'What a Wonderful World'
The children have written down everything that they want to know about it-we'll do our best to cover it all!
Here are some of their questions:
What is in the centre of the earth?
Why is Cardiff the capital city of Wales?
Why do we speak Welsh?
What other places are there in Wales?
What other places are near us?
What places are there to see in Cardiff?
How far is it to walk to the shops in the village? Are there any new shops?
Can we do a 'litter pick' How can we stop people dropping litter?
We will be looking at some wonderful stories. One of our children wants to learn more about dragons so we shall be studying 'The Dragon Ring' which was written by Liz Haigh-she used to be a teacher in Greenway!
We’ve had a lot of rain lately so we will be looking at ‘Rain’ poetry, diaries, report writing, creative story writing and recipes.
We shall remind ourselves about:
The 4 Rules (adding & subtracting using money/ dividing using the bus stop method & multiplication)
Co ordinates-using a map
Measuring-the school, the playground and the distance between our school and local amenities.
2D & 3D shape plus looking at symmetry
Perimeter, area & volume
We shall be doing lots of reasoning activities to make us think and to try out new methods.
We will be carrying out investigations on water and ice, including an igloo problem to solve.