Hello, and a very warm welcome to Year 4! It has been a long time since some of you have been in school, but we hope that you are as excited to start learning again as we are.
In English this term, we will be reading graphic novels to inspire our creative writing. We will be looking at effective descriptions and letter writing, before writing our own section of the story. For GPS, we will be looking at apostrophes and inverted commas for speech. Our whole class reading text will be Varjak Paw.
In maths, we will be starting with the place value of numbers up to 10,000. We will start by revising 3-digit numbers, before learning about what thousands are and how to count in thousands. We also learn to order and compare 4-digit numbers, as well as how to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. After this, we will move onto addition and subtraction of 4-digit numbers. Problem solving and reasoning will be taught throughout. The children will be revising multiplication and division facts across the year, in preparation for the new times table test which will be taken in the Summer Term.
For enquiry, we will start Term 1 with an historical enquiry about the Vikings. We will learn about where they came from, how they lived and the effect they had on Britain. This will lead us to decide whether they were explorers or villains. We will then complete an RE enquiry, aiming to answer the question "Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?"