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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 4

Welcome back!

In our English lessons we will be linking our history topic work to our extended creative writing. We have used our historical skills of empathy to think what life would have been like being a soldier living in a World War 1 trench. In our non-fiction work we will be writing information about both World War 1 and 2. 

During our daily English Skills lessons we will be completing lots of different activities to support our knowledge of spelling, grammar and punctuation. For example investigating prefixes such as anti and inter, the use of apostrophes for plural possession, adverbial phrases and comma use in sentences.    
In guided reading sessions we are reading extracts from different books such as 'Billionaire Boy' by David Walliams. We also use pictures during guided reading to predict story lines and evoke feelings etc.

In our Mathematics lessons we will be studying the topic of Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We will try hard to share reasoning skills within our answers and use different methods of calculation including mental and formal written. Black Belt Challenges within our maths activities give us the chance to extend our thinking to include extra challenge.

In Science we are investigating the topic of 'Electricity'. We are going to explore what happens to the brightness of a bulb when more than one bulb is added to a circuit using just one battery.  

In History we are studying the topic of 'The World Wars'. We are using first and second hand evidence and our empathy skills throughout our activities.

In our Forest School lessons we are completing lots of cross-curricular activities to support our learning outside the classroom. We have linked the theme of British Values to the outdoor environment and thought about the importance of respecting the environment we live in. 

We will be using our class set of iPads and lap tops to research different aspects of all our topics.

We have spent some time in our classroom discussing the importance of 'British Values' - Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law, Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs and Democracy. 

Please read our Year 4 Autumn Term 2017 Newsletter, attached, for more curriculum information and other important classroom information!

Miss Chapman
Year 4 Class Teacher


Year 4 Newsletter Autumn 2017.pdf (PDF 251.2KB)
Curriculum Overview.pdf (PDF 144.0KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 3 and 4, including word lists.pdf (PDF 69.2KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 4.pdf (PDF 63.6KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 4.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)