Learning in Year 4 this half term:
This half term we will be continuing our work on multiplication and division. We will learn how to divide and multiply by 1 and 0 and understand the law of commutativity as well as learning to multiply three numbers together using prior knowledge of multiplication tables and using our timetable facts and knowledge of place value to multiply multiples of 10, leading to the multiplication of 2-digit numbers using short multiplication. We will use multiples of 10 when multiplying multiples of 100, leading to multiplying 3-digit numbers using short multiplication. We will learn more about division and will divide 2-digit numbers using two methods, including numbers with remainders and we will learn to solve multiplication and division problems using the methods we have learned and will use bar models to visualise what the problem is asking us to do.
We will be writing our own newspaper this half term! We will begin by discussing and exploring the role of paper in our world and how newspapers are created. We will then explore the different job roles involved in the successful publishing of a newspaper and will explore the various features of writing an informative newspaper article. We will be linking our work in English to our topic work of ‘Tremors’ and will be writing a report on a volcano eruption or another natural disaster.
This half term, we will be discovering the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse at their savage and deadly effects. We will visit the ancient city of historic Pompeii and will be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’ during our guided reading lessons. We will also create our own blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava and discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breath taking natural power.
We will be exploring what it means to be a Sikh in Britain today. We will learn about the Sikh beliefs and how those are put into practise in modern day British society, such as exploring the Sikh festivals and celebrations and the history of Sikhism.
Science this half term will be integrated in our topic work. We will be looking at the different formation and comparing the classifications of different metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks.
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