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Welcome to Year 4. We have some exciting topics planned and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Our teacher is Miss Vickers

Our teaching assistant is: Miss Duffy

Our theme this half term is  Ancient Civilisations

 

 

In the Ancient Civilisations project, your child will learn about three of the earliest civilisations in the world; ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. They will study the ancient Sumerian and ancient Egyptian civilisation in detail, to discover how crucial factors like water sources and farming helped them to develop and thrive. They will find out about important inventions and the growth of cities. They will also study the lives of different people in society, including the roles of kings and pharaohs. The children will reflect on their learning by identifying the similarities and differences between the two civilisations, before studying the Indus Valley civilisation independently. They will explore sources of evidence about the location of the Indus Valley, cities and trade, and note the reasons why historians know less about the Indus Valley than other ancient civilisations. The children will then compare all three civilisations, before learning about the causes and consequences of each civilisation’s decline. They will also consider whether or not these civilisa tions left a lasting legacy.

Physical Education

PE kit is a white T-shirt with blue shorts or jogging bottoms and a blue sweatshirt or hooded top. Often our PE lessons take part outside, so please make sure that you have suitable clothing. Our PE lesson takes place on a Wednesday and Friday. Children will bring their PE kit to school on a Monday and it will return home Friday. Please ensure your child’s uniform is labelled.

Homework

In Year 4, children are expected to read at home every night and Reading Records should be brought into school to be signed by a member of staff. Children should be learning their multiplication tables up to 12×12, in preparation for the Multiplication Checker in June. Children can log onto Timestable Rockstars to support their learning and speed of multiplication tables. Children are given an half-termly overview with spellings they are expected to learn in preparation for weekly spelling tests. These will take place every Monday.

Please note that the multiplication checker test will commence on the week beginning 7.6.22.

Curriculum

At St Bede’s, we link across subjects, using a cross curricular approach.