Homework due 17th July

Reading

As your final week of homework this academic year 😥  record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

The Roman Quests: Escape from Rome by Caroline Lawrence

Mental Maths

We will be looking at shape symmetry as a fun and visual way to end the year. What symmetry can you find in work by famous artists? What symmetry can you find around you?

Spellings Year 4 words

recent

separate

special

straight

strength

though/although (learn both, we will test one)

thought

through

various

weight

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Roman Day Reminder!

Our Year 4 Roman Day is THIS THURSDAY coming. We would love for everyone (who wants to) to be dressed up in something Roman so when we have our feast we all look grand!

Also, if you are able, we would appreciate some Romanesque food to add to our feast. For example, breads, dips, grapes, meats, pancakes, dates, honey, vegetables, salad or fruit.

Thank you in advance for any offerings and keep your eyes peeled for the photos!

Homework due 10th July

Reading

Record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

Mental Maths

We will be looking at Roman Numerals to fit in with our Roman Day celebrations. You know the numbers, but what imaginative things can you do with them?

Spellings Year 4 words

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess(ion)

possible

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

Homework due 3rd July

Reading

Record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

Mental Maths

We will be looking at translation (turning of shapes), have a go at spotting translated patterns or translating some patterns of your own!

Spellings Year 4 words

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion(ally)

often

opposite

ordinary

ROMAN DAY!

It’s that time of the year, where the costumes come out and the fun begins!

Thursday 11th July 2019 – All Day Fun

Year 4 are holding their annual Roman Day, that links to our Topic this half term, where we can dress up as Roman folk (leaders, followers or soldiers) and enjoy a Roman Feast.

As part of our DT ‘Healthy Diets’ we will be preparing some Roman style foods in class, but we would also appreciate any Roman style food donations to make our Roman Feast as tasty as possible. (Olives, flatbreads, hummus, tzatziki, salad, feta, figs, grapes, dates, cakes)

We are certainly looking forward to this day, so we hope the children are too!

Homework due 26th June

Reading

Record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

Image result for roman fiction book

Mental Maths

We will be looking at shape in Maths so recap the shape properties, practise drawing (irregular) hexagons, octagons and recap those tricky shapes such as trapezium and parallelogram.

Spellings Year 4 words

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

Homework due 19th June

Reading

Record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

   What the Romans Did for Us by Alison Hawes

Mental Maths

We will be looking at number in Maths so ensure your times tables, and related division facts, are up-to-scratch as these will help you with all number work.

Spellings Year 4 words

favourite

February

forward(s)

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

Homework due 12th June

Reading

Last half term of reading for your current teacher…let’s make it THE BEST SO FAR!! Record your range of reading in your diaries using a range of comments (use the sheet at the back of your diaries to help you).

Recommended Read:

Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona (A Young Slave) by Richard Platt Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona (A Young Slave) by Richard Platt

Mental Maths

We will be looking at time graphs in Maths, so maybe do a little research into what a time graph looks like, and how to read one.

Spellings Year 4 words

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

Summer Term Learning

Here is a summary of what Year 4 will be learning this half term. Our Topic in class is ‘The Romans’ and our school wide theme is LGBTQ and ‘Proud to be me’.

YEAR 4

Anti-Bullying

During story time and reflection time at the end of the day. Teachers will use the books below to support discussions on the following themes:

  • Different families
  • It’s good to be me

Teachers will present a lesson on anti-bullying using the Anti-Bullying presentation written by Rachel Evans, Deputy Headteacher. Teachers will introduce the class ‘worry box’.

Children will take part in the school bullying survey

Reading

Reading, and comprehension activities, linked to the following books:

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Better NATE than Ever by Tim Federle

What’s up with Jody Barton? by Hayley Long

Writing

The children will write a piece designed to entertain, based on the book ‘The Boy in the Dress’ by David Walliams.

Spoken Language/ Drama/ Debate

Present work on whole school themes to parents, family members, other children etc. Children will also be using drama to develop their writing – acting scenes to bring stories to life.

History

The Roman empire and its impact on Britain. Children will look at Roman figureheads e.g. Julius Caesar and artists e.g. Michelangelo who have made an impact on life today.

 Design & Technology Design & Technology

Understand the principles of a healthy diet; how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes; techniques such as peeling, chopping, slicing etc.

Children will learn how to prepare and cook a range of ingredients to create dishes that they can eat on their ‘Roman Day’.

 Art & Design

Pottery/Sculpture (bust/figures)

Sketch collection of observational and imagined drawings and ideas using line, tone, texture, shading, hatching and cross-hatching, using a range of media.

Fresco painting/mosaics – form pictures (not just patterns)

This half term children will be studying the work of Michelangelo. He was a Roman Fresco painter, so we will be following his techniques of painting on plaster, but also observational drawings for the details.

The Fresco paintings that the children are making in art will be themed around ‘What makes me, me’. The frescoes will be based on objects or ideas that make the children proud of themselves. They will display these frescoes during the ‘Proud to be Me’ parade.

 Music

Children will learn and perform the following songs:

Proud by Heather Small

This is Me from The Greatest Showman

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper

Born this Way by Lady Gaga

Friends’ theme song by The Rembrandts

Homework due 5th June

Reading

I know reading can be easily ‘forgotten’ over the holiday period, replaced by family fun, seeing friends and visiting new places, but it doesn’t make it any less important! Keep up the reading, use it as ‘downtime’ before bed to settle you into a cosy slumber, then record after a good night’s sleep!

Mental Maths

Number is always good to practice, but if you ARE out and about, see what maths you can find in your everyday lives… Telling the time – what time is the film showing? Money – how much does the entry to the swimming pool cost? Measurement – how many miles are you travelling in the car?

Spellings (for Thurs 6th June) Year 4 spelling words:

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide