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 Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit in school.
This half term our topic is 'Blitzed!'
In English, all our writing will be linked to our topic. We will be writing riddles, historical stories and newspapers. Our main focus will be on using fronted adverbials, apostrophes and a range of conjunctions to make our writing more interesting. In addition to this, we will be focusing on punctuating our work with accuracy and including our National Curriculum spelling words and our RWI spelling patterns in our work.
In Maths, we will be working on Further Multiplication and Division and beginning our work on fractions too. 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 Electricity, what we use if for and how it can be dangerous. We will create simple electrical circuits and name all of the components using scientific vocabulary.
In Computing, the children will be using 'Co-Authors' to create their own Wiki page.
In History, we will be learning all about the changes in Britain during the Second World War.
In Art we will be creating abstract images of the Blitz using textures we create with charcoal and sketching pencils.
3rd January - Children back to school
Thursday 1st February - Blitzed WOW day (dress up as an evacuee)
Friday 2nd February - Reports home
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February - Parents evenings
Friday 9th February - Valentines Disco
Monday 19th February - Learning logs due in
Wednesday 28th February - Stibbington trip (dress up as an evacuee)
Wednesday 14th March - Class photographs
Thursday 29th March - VE WOW day (dress up as an evacuee)
Useful links to online learning resources