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Year 4 News

What a super start the children have had in their first half-term of Year 4!  They have shown us what responsible learners they are in all manner of subjects. 

In Maths, the children have learnt about the place value of 4-digit numbers, compared and ordered them, learnt strategies for mental addition and subtraction and learnt about rounding numbers.

In English, the children have been securing their knowledge of using conjunctions to make multi-clause sentences and developing their use of speech punctuation.  The children have been working on creating effective dialogue between two characters, using drama and the theme of Romans to support their writing.  The children are hooked with our class text, My Story: Roman Invasion and have practised their skills of retrieval, summary, vocabulary, prediction and inference.

In History, the children have been excited to learn about why the Romans invaded Britain and that it took three attempts to succeed.  They practised their debating skills when pretending to be members of Boudicca's tribe, deciding whether or not to fight back against the Romans.  

Science is all about living things and their habitats this half-term.  The children have been learning how to classify living things and even made raps about the different classes of vertebrates!  Look at our 'Upton Heath Trip' section to see photos of the children learning about Science out on the heathland.

The children have begun learning about where food comes from within Europe in Geography.  Our DT project on pulleys is underway and the children have started to learn about the artist Clarice Cliff in Art.  The children have been enjoying learning about time signatures in music, listening to different pieces to identify whether it is counting in 2, 3 or 4 time as well as playing instruments together.