Welcome to Year 4
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YEAR 3 & 4 CURRICULUM
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GREAT TOWER RESIDENTIAL
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Learning Challenge Curriculum
Why were Norman castles certainly not bouncy?
In this history theme, children will learn about the Battle of Hastings and the importance of the date 1066 to Britain.
We will investigate:
- The structure of a Motte and Bailey castle
- What the Domesday book was for
- The importance of William the Conqueror
For our ‘WOW start’, we will be visiting Skipton Castle in the first week back. Children will have the chance to learn about the history and importance of the castle and we will develop our understanding of how the Normans lived.
This term, Year 3 will be investigating forces including magnets to answer the Learning Challenge question 'Are you attractive enough?'. We will also explore the forces that are around us and record and present what we have found using scientific language.
‘Which wild animals and plants thrive where we live?’. In this Year 4 topic, children will learn about characteristics of living things, identify and name a variety of living things in the local and wider environment and use ICT to create branching databases. In addition, we will explore how environments can change and affect wildlife.
Homework and Reading
There is an expectation that your child completes at least three twenty minute reading sessions a week at home. This can be independent, reading to an adult, on Bug Club or a mixture of reading and book discussion with an adult.
In addition to this, the children will know from their maths lessons which times table they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. For the completion of the above tasks, children will be awarded three stars.
The homework for this half term has been sent out by parent mail and a hard copy has been given to the children. Children must choose one task from each column and hand in one piece of work on every Monday of the half term. The tasks are purposefully simplistic to allow the children to direct their own learning and whilst parental support is encouraged, the work must be completed by the child. Please do not feel that you should go to extra effort or spend hours on these tasks; the children can complete as much or as little work on the chosen topic as they would like to do. We would like to ensure they enjoy these tasks and learn something new!
The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication between yourself and your child's teachers. Teachers will sign diaries every week and we ask that you also sign the diary weekly.