Miss McIlvenna, Mrs Finlay and Mrs Kennedy
This half term we will be learning all about Mexico
In maths this half term we will start by learning how to find the perimeter of a shape. We will then move on to fractions. We will be able to compare and order fractions, convert mixed number fractions to improper fractions and find equivalent fractions. We will also look at adding and subtracting simple fractions and solving problems involving fractions.
This year, Year 4s will take part in the compulsory Times Tables Check. Children will answer 25 questions, with only 6 seconds to answer each question.
How can you help at home?
Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables. At the end of Year 4, children should know the all times tables up to 12x12. It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school. If you have access to the internet, please visit the following sites to support your child's learning at home.
Links to support home learning:
In English, we will be starting our Shakespeare project based on the story of King Lear, which will finished with us performing part of the story at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. During this project we will use a variety of drama techniques to support our understanding of the story and its characters. We will write a variety of short stories, descriptions and diary extracts based upon our drama work.
How you can help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.
It is important to read a variety of texts with your child. This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets. This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.
Links to support home learning:
Exploring Easter as a story of betrayal and trust
In RE we will;
Judas, loyalty, Gethsemane, betrayed
As scientists, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will learn about the different groups that living organisms can be split into. We will use a variety of sorting keys and trees to help us sort the different living things based on their features.
Amphibians, Birds, Classification keys, Environment, Fish, Human impact, Invertebrates, Mammals
Name negative human impact
Name positive human impact
Name some invertebrates
In geography this half term we will be learning about Mexico. We will be able to locate it on a variety of maps and will be able to talk about its climate, using what we know about the Tropical lines of Caner and Capricorn. We will also learn about the different biomes that can be found in Mexico and the wider world.
‘NE, SE, SW, NW’ ‘Tropic of Cancer’
‘Tropic of Capricorn’ ‘Southern Hemisphere’
‘Rivers & Lakes’
‘Aztec ruins’ ‘Mountain range’ ‘Volcanoes’
Monday - Grammar / spellings or Comprehension (due in Wednesday).
Wednesday - Maths (due in Friday).
Please read regularly with your child and sign their reading record. Children must bring their book into school every day, they will be changed once they have read their book and completed a book review.