Welcome to Year 4 at Derwent Road. Please find below information about your child’s learning topics this half term, including learning logs and topic leaflets. Please see our specific class pages for photos and individual class learning journeys.
Falcons and Eagles have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit in school.
On Monday 8th October we welcomed Cais from Legion XIIII to Greenleas, Derwent Road. He soon got the children trained up like real Romans. They improved their Latin, perfected their marching skills, and even found out how to buy a slave at a slave auction.
As Autumn 2 is such a long term, for the first two weeks we will be concluding our work on 'Ruthless Romans!'
Our focus will then move onto 'Saxon Settlements'. We will learn all about where the Anglo Saxons came from, where they settled and why they settled where they did.
In English, our writing will once again be linked to our topic. We will be writing persuasive texts (including speeches for British Values Day), explanation texts and play scripts. We will be teaching the children to use specific openers and conjunctions, so look out for them using them when talking to you. In addition to this, we will have a new set of spellings for the half term as well as continuing with our bi weekly spelling patterns.
In Maths, we will be working on subtraction and multiplication. Each Maths lesson will begin with a fluency task. We will continue to focus on quick recall of multiplcation facts up to 12x12, number order, number patterns and using known facts to calculate trickier calculations.
In Science, we will be investigating states of matter.
In Computing, the children will be using 'Audacity' to edit music.
In DT we will be creating Roman cooking.
In RE we are preparing for our Christingle service at St Barnabas..
Friday 19th October 2018 - Grandparents Afternoon 2-3.30pm
Monday 29th October 2018 - Learning Logs Due In
Monday 12th November 2018 - British Values Day
Thursday 13th December 2018 - Christmas Carol Concert at All Saints Church (parent helpers needed)
Tuesday 18th December 2018 6pm - Christingle at St Barnabas Church
Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Christmas Lunch
Useful links to online learning resources
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