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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 10

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Mrs Cantello

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth and Miss Jackson

 

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This half term we are going to be focusing on the Romans. We will be linking our literacy to the book ' Roman Rescue'. Over this course of this half term we will be covering the following genres of writing:

>  Soliloquy 

> Play script 

> Letter

> Newspaper article

>Myths

 

We are encouraging children to read as much as they can at home. The children can record their reading in their reading diary. This will help them immensely in their writing as well as developing their vocabulary. 

 

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In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas: 

  • Addition and subtraction- including decimals
  • Multiplication and division - including decimals 
  • Fractions and decimals 
  • Geometry - positon and direction
  • Measures
  • Telling the time (using the 12 hour and 24 hour clock)

 

Within Maths telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

 

Science

Did the romans use toilet paper?

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History 

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During this exciting topic we will be looking at the following key areas:

  • Boudicca and her battle with the Romans
  • The Roman empire
  • Gladiators
  • The Romans Army - (training, clothing, techniques, barracks and retirement)
  • Roman Art 
  • Roman children and schools

 

Spellings and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn. Our spelling tests are on Fridays. Please ensure the children's spelling homework books are in class on Friday to check.

A learning challenge homework will be sent home with the children to be completed every week.  Children have a choice of activities to complete the support their learning.

We will give children a Maths homework sheet to complete each week. This homework will be based on the area being taught that week to develop learning further.

Maths at home

Within maths, telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

In Year 4,  children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.  The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.

A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and view your child's work on Thursday open morning.