Year 4

Our topic for this term is Into the Woods. We will be exploring fairy tales, such as Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Jack and the Beanstalk. In English, we will be writing instructions on how to be a good villain! We will also be taking part in some outdoor learning, building villain dens and fire-lighting. It’s going to be lots of fun!

It’s really important that we remind you of our multiplication check which will be happening in the first three weeks of the term. This is a times table test where children receive 25 random questions from the times tables. We encourage your child to practise their times tables on TT Rockstars. You can learn more about the test on the Government website.

In maths, we will be revisiting the 4 operations we have learnt this year (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and using these skills to answer reasoning questions. We will also continue our work on fractions and learn how to find fractions of amounts.

In science, we will be exploring animal classification. Do you know what the 5 animal groups are? Do you know how to work out what group an animal belongs to? You can read more about classification BBC Bitesize.

Creative Challenge:

Our challenge to you is to create your own woodland habitat. You can do this as a 3D model, a sketch or painting! Our favourite habitats will be receiving special prizes!

Reading Challenge:

Humans can have huge impacts on the environment, including animal habitats. We would love you to read more about this on BBC Bitesize. Here, you will also find a video and a fun quiz.

Family Challenge:

As we are learning about animal classification in science, why not take your family and explore outside (particularly as the weather is getting better!)? Take a walk to the nearest green space (a park, local woods) and carry out a wildlife survey to see what animals you can find. For more, click here.

Recent Learning

Year 4 had a brilliant time at Murton Park - a living museum, where they spent the day as Roman soldiers!

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