What We Are Doing:
After a great first half term in Year Four, we will be continuing our topic of Planet Rocks and exploring space. As part of this, we will be learning about how sound is made and how it travels, and sound in space. We will also be looking at constellations, fossils and how weather is tracked using satellites in space.
In English, we will be moving on from writing stories and recounts about an alien landing and will start the half term by looking at newspaper reports. We will write a newspaper report as a class as the moon landing and then children will write their own about Tim going into space. We will then look at writing a persuasive text where children will design their own space gadgets which they will need to persuade people to buy.
In Maths, we will continue to look at written methods but move on to multiplication and division. We will also revisit rounding and Roman numerals. We will finish the half term by looking at fractions.
We will be working a lot on reading skills this half term and will be having guided reading sessions each week as well as two English lessons each week which will focus on reading skills. Through these sessions, children will explore, learn and apply reading skills.
Children will continue to have their music lessons where they are learning to play either a trumpet or trombone. This half term, children will have the chance to perform to the school the skills they have learnt so far. There are also many more exciting things happened in the run up to Christmas!
As always, if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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