Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely holiday and restful break over the Christmas period. We have enjoyed welcoming the children back to class and launching several new learning projects for this term. Firstly, our history project for this term is the Romans in Britain. We started by investigating how the Romans settled in Britain and the place names that give us clues. Look for places ending in -cester, -chester or -caster for old Roman military bases!
In English, we have been using the book The Red Tree to write descriptive sentences including clauses. We have particularly focussed on subordinate clauses and how to punctuate them correctly. There is a great post on clauses on BBC bitesize which you can use to review learning about clauses: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsrt4qt#zw2y46f
In Maths, we have been learning rules for multiples of 2, 4 and 8, 3, 6 and 9. Did you know that if a number is a multiple of 9, the sum of the digits will always end up being 9! The worksheets can be downloaded here: Maths Week 1 Multiplication final
The latest first news comprehension is here for download too: L1-Four-Stories-916
Our new Science project this term is about sound. We began by doing an investigation to find out where the quietest place in school is as well as investigating different instruments and how they make sounds of varying pitches. We were interested to find out that sounds are made by vibrations and have to travel through a medium (air, water, solids) and therefore you can not hear anything in a vacuum! Children worked scientifically to observe that the quietest place in school was the library and the lunch hall (not during lunch time!).
Clubs begin next week so please remind your children if they are part of a club.
Forest school also starts next week. The days are:
Please make sure that your child has warm clothes, waterproofs, walking boots or wellies and gloves. This is really important as the weather is still cold and wet. We will do forest school in all weathers!
Please also ensure that your child returns their PE kit to school as these are essential for PE lessons on Tuesdays.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 4 team.