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Friday 13th September 2019

Welcome back!

It’s been an excellent start to Year 4.  We have been extremely busy getting back into school routines and catching up with friends we’ve missed during the summer holidays.

This term we will be learning about the Roman Empire. In our literacy lessons we have started our class book; Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit. The children have been introduced to a little boy called Tranio, who lives in the great city of Pompeii. Working in partners, the children used clues from the illustrations and text to figure out whether the text was set in the present or past. After that, the children were able to use their knowledge of expanded noun phrases to write interesting descriptions about Pompeii. 

We cannot wait to learn more about what life was like in Pompeii and find out what happens to Tranio and his city.  

During our topic lesson, the children were introduced to the meanings of ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ as well as looking at the Roman Empire timeline. In Science, the children will be investigating the role of the human digestive system and teeth.

In maths, the children have been learning about place value and 4-digit numbers. It was great to see lots of children building on their prior knowledge of 4-digit numbers to help understand other concepts such as ordering 4-digit numbers from the smallest to largest, finding out 1000/2000 more or less than a given number and focusing on the importance of zeros in 4-digit numbers.

During assembly this week, the children discussed about the usefulness of rules at home, at school and on the road. Please, do take the time at home to have a discussion with your child about which rules they could have at home or at school and why rules are important.

Lastly, we would like to kindly remind parents and careers about children bringing PE kits into school if they have not done so already. Thank you for your support.

Have a great weekend!