Welcome to Year 4!
We have had a fantastic start to this year and all the children have settled in really well. Our next big question this year is, ‘why were the Romans so powerful and what can we learn from them?’
We will be having lots of fun and learning about life in this period of history and how they invaded and changed Britain. Through this learning challenge, we will be doing lots of History, Geography and Design and Technology. Our linked class text is called Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit. Ask your child what the book is about and I’m sure they will be very excited to share what they know!
This year, P.E will be on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. Our new P.E teacher (Mr B) will be leading the sessions on Wednesday morning. This term we will be focusing on gymnastics. His Y3/4 multi sports club is still running on Monday.
The children will also still receive a weekly guitar lesson this year. Mr Bergin will come to school every Tuesday for the session. The children are doing really well in their guitar lessons!
Homework will be given on a Friday and then will need to be handed in by the following Thursday. This half term, the homework is to create a fact file full of Roman research. Each week I will set the children an area of research and over the weeks they will create their project. I also expect the children to read at home, practise their weekly spellings and make sure they are learning their times tables as often as possible.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss your child’s learning please see me before or after school. I am always happy to share the exciting learning of the children.