Just a quick message from the year 4 team to say that it has been an absolute pleasure these last few weeks getting to know the children and we look forward to the rest of the year!

A little reminder that P.E. days for Pioneer are Fridays and for Hubble are Wednesdays, and that both classes have spelling tests on Wednesdays.

Here’s a brief outline of what year 4 are learning this term:

Maths: Focusing on Number and Place Value. Children are learning to represent numbers to 10,000 including being able to recognise the value of each digit according to their position in the number. We have also been focusing on learning our times tables and we have been practising our 5 and 10 times tables.

Reading: This term we will be introducing the children to all the essential reading skills needed in Destination Reader. We  have been reading a book called The Queen of Darkness by Tony Bradman which the children are thoroughly enjoying so far.

Learning Across the Curriculum: The children have been learning all about the Roman Empire and the invasion of Britain. It has been great to see the children so engaged and this is represented in their homework as well. What great shields have been created! 😀

Science: ELECTRICITY! This term we are focusing on electricity and will be constructing a simple series electrical circuit to further our knowledge and use scientific evidence to answer questions or to support out findings.

Curriculum homework- Romans

Attached is the topic homework that the children are expected to complete once a week. Please remind them to do so.

We look forward to updating you on the children’s learning soon!

Thank you.

Year 4 team 🙂

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed your summer!

 

Ms Tascon and Ms Adenaike are both really looking forward to have you back and getting to know each other. We are confident this is going to be an excellent year for us all!

 

We have lots of new and exciting things for you to learn this year as well as hear about your summer holidays.

See you on Monday 6th September! 🙂

Have a go at completing some musical tasks for your homework, just click the link below.

Music HW Mancini

Click the link below and let the story unfold as you take a  walk with your family and friends. There are lots of activities to join in with and trails to follow this is a fun way to engage with stories while on the move.

https://www.bluebermondsey.co.uk/childrens-story-walks/ 

 

Click the link below and read the extract.

Can you predict what might happen next? Can you write the next chapter?

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The second part of music reading is the music alphabet, which you can learn by watching this animated video

 

Learn to read rhythm with this lesson by Sing Education

 

 

The Alan is an African music teacher, who was a brilliant Youtube channel where he teaches about African music history and culture, instruments and rhythms.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiq6e8wQG_Qhcm4R_sRQlhA

 

 

 

 

You may know him for his famous tune “Don’t worry, be happy”. In this short but very interesting clip, he uses the audience (and you can join with the sining!) for a powerful demonstration of the pentatonic (a music scale with 5 notes per octave).