Welcome to 4S
We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 within the school.
We have followed the national guidance and have identified that children in 2B, 2K, 3R and 4S have been in close contact with the affected adult. In line with the national guidance, we are requesting that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Monday 30th November 2020 (14 days after contact).
We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community.
If your child is well after this date, they should return to school on: Tuesday 1st December 2020
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All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.
Children should use their login details to access this daily.
For children self-isolating, their Class Teacher will call each day to discuss work to complete.
How do I sign in to Classroom for the first time?
Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in.
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom.
2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: email@example.com) and click Next.
3. Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.
If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.
Year 4 Curriculum - Autumn Term 2
Maths - Length followed by multiplication & division
This half-term we will be revising column subtraction with exchange. Then we will move onto learning about lengths in millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm) and metres (m). We will do lots of work on converting different lengths into the equivalents in cm and metres & mm and cm. We will use kilometres (km) and measure the perimeter of shapes.
We will multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100.
We have added the 3 times table from Year 3 to help children understand the 6 and 9 times tables and see the links between them. We feel that it is vital that there is plenty of practice of times tables fact. This will help children with their future learning in many areas of mathematics.
To practice your times tables at home you can visit this website: https://www.timestables.co.uk/
English Our core text this half term are Escape from Pompeii by Christina Ballitt.
We will be writing descriptions of settings, diary entries, stories and a non -chronological report.
These are some of the key sills we will be teaching in Writing:
In Reading Pupils will be taught to:
To practice English skills, visit this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Science - The human digestive system & teeth
Food enters the body through the mouth. Digestion starts when the teeth start to break the food down. Saliva is added and the tongue rolls the food into a ball. The food is swallowed and passes down the oesophagus to the stomach. Here the food is broken down further by being churned around and other chemicals are added. The food passes into the small intestine. Here nutrients are removed from the food and leave the digestive system to be used elsewhere in the body.
The rest of the food then passes into the large intestine. Here the water is removed for use elsewhere in the body. What is left is then stored in the rectum until it leaves the body through the anus when you go to the toilet. Humans have four types of teeth: incisors for cutting; canines for tearing; and molars and premolars for grinding (chewing).
Why not find out more about the digestive system here:
History - The Roman Empire
By the year 100 BC, the Roman Republic had expanded from the Italian peninsula in all directions. The Roman legions were sent to the different provinces of the empire to keep control. Julius Caesar conquered the whole of Gaul for the Roman Republic and he even visited Britain. But Caesar became too powerful so some of his senators assassinated him.
After Caesar came the emperor Augustus. Other famous emperors of Rome were Claudius, Tiberius and Nero. In AD79 the town of Pompeii on the west coast of Italy was completed destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The Roman empire also included the province of Judea. In AD 66 Nero sent his legions to crush a rebellion there. It took two years but eventually the Romans eventually controlled the rebellion and then they burned the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
Geography - Population in the UK
We usually use the word population to describe the number of people who live in the same place - our school, our community, our city, country of planet. The population is around 9 million people. Some parts of the UK are densely populated whereas others such as the Isle of Skye are very sparsely populated.
The south-east of England has a high population density. When people move from one place to another place to live we call this migration. As a result, London is a diverse multi-ethnic city. In the census from 2011, the number of people in London who answered that they were born outside the UK was 37%.
Like London, the population of Cardiff is ethnically diverse. Cardiff is a city on the coast of Wales. People in Wales speak two languages - English and Welsh. Wales is one part of the UK, but the people of Wales have a very strong Welsh identity.
Visit this website to learn more about the UK: https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/country-close-up/united-kingdom/
RE - Places of Worship
We will be looking at religious buildings and the communities they serve.
Computing - Creating Media – Photo editing
In this unit, learners will develop their understanding of how digital images can be changed and edited and how they can then be re-saved and used. They will consider the impact that editing images can have.
PE - This term our focus is ‘Dance’ and ‘Football’
In football, the children will be taught to apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. In Dance, they will be taught to perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
They will compare their perfomances and discuss what they can do to improve.
Art/Design & Technology
This term we will be learning about Andy Warhol. We will look at images of Mount Vesuvius in our core text and creating our own Pop Art images using a range of materials. We will also be creating mosaics inspired by the Romans.
Health & Relationships Education
This term we will be learning about anti –bullying and how to be a good friend.