Year 4 - Poplar Tree Class

Welcome to Poplar Tree Class,

Dear Parents and Carers,


In the Autumn term we have lots of interesting learning planned that I think the children will really enjoy.


In maths lessons we start the year by consolidating and building on our understanding of
place value and using it to work with numbers up to 10,000. We will then be working on
addition and subtraction (thinking about using a column method as well as encouraging
great use of mental maths strategies). We also have a measurement module after half term where we will look at calculating perimeters and areas of rectilinear shapes.
Throughout the term we will be building and extending our times tables knowledge as this is so important for building confidence in all areas of maths.


In English, we will be working towards several writing outcomes using diary entries,
newspaper articles and narrative accounts to extend our creative work. This is supported by our chosen texts as well as grammar, vocabulary and spelling work to try to help each child make the best progress.


Our topic work this term focuses on the Anglo-Saxons and blends many history and
geography aims as well as enabling us to look at myths and legends originating from this
period.


Science work will begin by looking at the skeleton and its function and then will move on to looking at different mixtures and how to separate them. We will also think about habitats and this will be supported by our visit to the Hillier Gardens.
In Religious Studies, our first topic is delving into the concept of good and evil in the context of the Hindu festival of Diwali and then, after half term, we will investigate what is meant by the Trinity and think about the idea of incarnation.


We have a very exciting term planned and I hope that the children find it stimulating and
engaging.

 

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