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Year 4 Morpurgo Class

Miss Willer

                                                       

Autumn term 2017

Welcome to the autumn term and an exciting new chapter in yours and your child’s learning journey.

 

This half term Morpurgo will be studying the Romans. We will use this topic as the basis for all our curriculum subjects where possible. We will begin by exploring myths and legends and gaining knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of Roman life. We will also be looking at Roman pots and mosaics in Art and D&T.

 

In Literacy we will be looking at the differences between myths, fables and legends. We will explore characters and settings within myths and have a go at writing our own. In Maths we will begin the term by looking at place value and follow on with the four operations.

 

Our Science topic this half term will involve looking at the states of matter, exploring solids, liquids and gases. In addition to this, we will be looking at volcanoes and mountains, making links with our Roman topic.

 

Importantly, this term we will be continuing to develop our independence in our work and reflection. Please encourage your child to be independent with their choices at home and this will pay dividends in the classroom. I hope your child will have lots of fun and be happy and enthusiastic in their learning this term.

 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call in and see me after school or call the office to make an appointment.

 

Please keep checking back for updates.

Kind regards,

 

Miss Willer

 

Reading Books

 

When reading with your child at home it is important that they understand what they’re reading. Use these questions to help question your child:

  1. What has happened so far?
  2. Who are the main characters?
  3. What have you learnt from what you have read? (Non-Fiction)

Please comment in your child's diary each time you read with them. Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read everyday.

 

Homework

 

Pupils will be set homework on a Tuesday and Friday. On Friday the homework will consist of spellings and times tables.  On a Tuesday homework will be set that will consist of an area of the curriculum.  The children will be able to access this through Google Classroom or in the homework book. In addition to this, each child will be expected to complete their daily work program on DoodleMaths.

 

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