This first week we have been busy learning about our new topic Ancient Greece. Please find our focus vocabulary for this half-term Topic Vocabulary Ancient Greece.
We delved into the epic ‘The Illiad’ in our English and Guided Reading through lots of active storytelling. In our writing we focused on description and understanding character. We learnt how to use synonyms to enrich our narratives English WB 14.09.
In Maths, we started recognising the place value and composition of 1000. We focused on understanding that:
-there are one hundred tens in one thousand
-there are ten hundreds in one thousand
In science, we shared experiences of science and thought of the key skills needed to be great scientists.
We have also started thinking about what makes each of us unique and this will contribute to our Diversity board.
- English – Based around another epic, The Odyssey, we’ll be exploring Odysseus journey to return to Ithaca. Our focus will be on using expanded noun phrases to improve our descriptive writing (Expanded noun phrases).
- Maths – We will be continuing with place value up to 1000 and learning how to bridge 1000.
- Guided Reading – We will focus on vocabulary and contextual understanding of Greek myths. If you want you can listen to different Ancient Greek myths and legends Greek myths and legends
- Topic – We will be investigating primary resources and creating a design for an Ancient Greek Pot. Here is an activity for you to try out at home: Ancient Greek pot
- Science – What makes a good scientific question?
- PSHE – Inspired by our Greek epics, we will be looking more into the theme of greed.
- Handwriting – This week our focus is introducing diagonal joins from p and b, no ascender: bu, bi, be. Our spelling words are: build, busy, bicycle, biology, believe and remember.
Key Information for Year 4:
- Diversity Strategy photo: as was communicated via Wisepay and as part of our Diversities Strategy, we want to celebrate the richness of our community in the diverse ways in which it manifests. Please send a photo of your family by next Thursday 24th September. If you would prefer not to have your image on the display board, we understand and respect your decision – although we hope everyone would like to embrace the strategy to represent children’s families in school.
P.E. for Amazon: Mondays and Wednesdays
- P.E. for Nile: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- P.E. for Thames: Mondays and Thursdays
- Reading books please return them by Friday (not necessarily of that week if you are not finished). We are aiming to change reading books by Tuesday each week. Please make a note in your child’s reading records if you notice that their current book band is not offering the appropriate level of challenge, so we can consider changing it.
- Please can we ask you to provide snack for your child and ensure they always have a water bottle in school. Children in KS2 should bring their own snack, we suggest fresh fruit or chopped vegetables (e.g. carrots). Packaged snacks (e.g. YoYo Bears) are not permitted, nor are items containing nuts. We have a no nut policy in school.