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Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 4!

Main learning theme: The Bronze Age!

We are going to find out about the prehistoric period of the Bronze Age. We will be finding out what life was like during the Bronze Age period, and the evidence that we can find of this locally at Flag Fen.

Vocabulary: Prehistory, roundhouse, causeway, droveway, paddocks, farming, trading, tools and weapons, bronze, metal, cists (bronze age burial), jewellery, the wheel

For an activity at home, you could create your own bronze age settlement using materials at home!

To find out some information about the bronze age click the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z874kqt#zwmkd2p

Maths:

In Maths we will be practising our arithmetic skills in Number and Lightning! We will practise adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers, multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number, dividing by 10 and 100, finding fractions of amounts.

On the Maths NRich site there are some great challenges that you can try at home to support your child's understanding in school. You can also try Wild Maths

Try some more interesting maths puzzles on the following website:

https://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

English:

During this term we will be focusing on the text type of myths. We will learn about myths and write our own. We will practise using adverbs and past tense, as well as using inverted commas for direct speech. 

To find out about the different grammar terms look on this website:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents

Science:

This term our Science topic is Sound!

We will think about how sounds are made, how sound travels and think about what ‘pitch’ and ‘volume’ are.

Vocabulary: sound, vibrations, waves, medium, ear, travel, pitch, volume, distance

Here’s an experiment to try at home involving sound!

Making a string phone:

 

Other curriculum areas:

Computing – We are co-authors- Producing a wiki

Art – Making a 3D structure using clay

PE: Gymnastics, Swimming

RE: How and why are places of worship different? 

PSHE: Working together

Music: Learning to play the Ukelele

History: About the Bronze Age, and possibly other prehistorical periods

Geography: Settlement and land use

D and T: Make a roundhouse, sewing, weaving, textiles

MFL: Me and my family

 

Important diary dates:

10/9/18 - 10/12/18 Swimming lessons at Jack Hunt (no session in half term) 

24/9/18 - 28/9/18 Year 4 gardening week

25/9/18 - 4/12/18 Ukelele Lessons

4/10/18 - Flag Fen Trip

22/10/18 - 26/10/18 Half term week