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Autumn 1

Week 1: 

Welcome back everyone we hope you had a wonderful break!

All children have settled in so well and were all very enthusiastic towards their learning. 


This week in Maths we have been looking at place value up to a 4-digit number. Children have also learned how to represent numbers to 1,000 using base ten and counters. 


In English we started our new topic of writing a narrative. Our text focus for this half term is 'The Legend of the Wawel Dragon'. Children used their box of tricks to help them understand the key features of a narrative. They also identified new vocabulary and used dictionaries to find the meaning of the words they are unfamiliar with. Children created drawings and used drama to recreate the story in order to help them familiarise.


In Art we focused on still life drawings. The children went outside and used shading techniques to draw trees and plants. The children really focused and have created some wonderful art work. 


We hope you have a great weekend, 


The Year 4 Team

Week 2


We've had a very busy, action packed first full week in Year Four.


In Maths, we solidified our understanding of place value and partitioning all the way up to five-digits.


In English we continued our learning journey about narratives for description with our model text The Dragon of Krakov. Today we started our own version, full of fronted adverbials, exciting language and expanded noun phrases, called The Raven of Rome.


For Science, we started learning about our teeth, identified the different types and their purposes as well as the differences between carnivores and herbivores.


We had a resource filled, interactive recap lesson in Geography where we took out the atlantes and maps to remind ourselves of how to find places, where Europe and the UK is and how we can find the longitude and latitude of various locations. This was an enjoyable starter lesson that will help us to learn about the geography of Italy.


Finally, in reading we have been looking at various texts about Spain.

This weekend we ask that you talk to your children about dental hygiene to get us prepared for science next week.


Kind regards,


The year 4 team.

Week 3 


This week in year 4 we've had another busy week.


In Maths with finished our first topic, Place Value. We have been looking at ordering five-digit numbers as well as comparing, ensuring we have the correct value in the correct column.


In English, we wrote our Guided Write about The Raven of Rome and then used our new narrative skills to produce our own.


In Science, we learnt how quickly our teeth can become unclean, using disclosure tablets and why it is so important to look after them!


As it was the first time we had PE twice this year, we managed to play a game of Dodgeball to work on our teambuilding skills and with Premier we worked on our tennis skills.


Lastly in Geography, we looked at how to read a map using scales and then created our own scale using a satellite map of our school.


The Year 4 Team 

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