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Autumn Term 1

Roman and Anglo Saxon Impact on Britain

Literacy

Our focus this term is non-chronological reports and historical novels.

During the first 3 weeks, we will look at non-chronological reports that are related to our history topic.  We will be learning how to write introductions and create text boxes and diagrams to support the main body of a report.

After this, we will look at the historical novel Beowulf. Our historical novel is  related to our history topic: the Anglo -Saxons.

We will use this well-known text to invent our own historical stories. 

Numeracy

 

This term we will be looking at Numbers to 10,000.  This will involve counting in 100’s, 25’s and 1000’s, using place value, comparing and ordering numbers, making number patterns, counting in 6’s, 7’s and 9’s and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

Also, the children will continue to learn their times tables and division facts regularly!

Computing

 

Online Safety and Using Web Browsers

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The children will be learning about what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour when online and  sharing their understanding through posters. They will also link the importance of keeping personal information secure and private to rights learning.

UNCRC Article 16: Every child has a right to privacy.

History

We will be learning about the Roman and Anglo Saxon impact on Britain and how both have shaped our present day lives.

  

What a busy and fun-filled half term we have!

Science 

This half term in science we are going to be learning all about sound. We will be describing how sound is made including vibrations, how sound travels, exploring pitch and volume. 

Whilst learning about sound, we will be using our investigative skills to ask scientific questions and to set up fair tests.  

 

 

Music

In music we will be listening to different types of music and celebrating a wide range of musical styles. We will be listening, singing, playing, composing and performing!

 

PSHCE

In PSHCE, we will be learning about what mental health is and the importance of taking care of our mental health.

We will also be learning about how important it is to keep safe online and strategies to keep us safe, how to treat ourselves and others with respect and about valuing diversity in communities. 

 

Art 

In year 4 we will be planning, designing and making 3D models from observation or imagination. 

We will create surface patterns and textures in a malleable material, use a selection of tools and evaluate our work in order to improve.  

 

RE

In RE, we are going to be answering the questions, 'How should we live our lives?', 'What are our rules?' and '​​​​​​​Who gives us rules?'

We will also be learning about Buddhism, identifying how the 3 refuges and five precepts impact on a Buddhists life.

We will be using specific vocabulary to describe key features of living religious traditions, recognising similarities and differences.

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British Values and Rights Respecting School

This half term we will be learning about the Rule of Law (linking to our history topic), mutual respect and tolerance. 

 

We are going to be focusing on three articles: 

Article 16: The right to privacy. 

 

Article 17: The right to reliable information from a variety of sources.    

Article 2: The right to no discrimination. 

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