Teacher: Ms Clare McCallion & Mrs Donna Colliard
Support Staff: Ms Hudson
WELCOME TO OUR SECOND TERM IN YEAR 4
We have really enjoyed our learning about ancient Greece. Ancient Greece started about 5000 years ago in 3000BC and ended about 2146 years ago in 146BC.
Ancient Greece was not a whole country because they often had wars against each other and so they were divided into city states.
One of the most famous states in ancient Greece was Athens because it was the only state that had a democracy which meant the citizens could vote for their own leaders. Athens is not a state any more it is actually the capital city of Greece now.
Sparta which was a state in ancient Greece as well was famous for training and coaching magnificent warriors that then competed in the Olympics. The first Olympics were in Greece where all the states competed in 776BC.
Did you know that the marathon is 26 miles long because it is the distance a messenger ran in 490BC to announce a Greek victory.
Did you know the ancient Greeks were brilliant scientists, inventors and doctors?
Did you know that the most famous doctor in Greece was called Hippocrates?
He was the first person to look carefully at people who were ill and write down what he saw.
We shared our learning of Ancient Greece in our assembly.
Here is our rendition of ‘Three songs for Ancient Greece.’
We have been looking at our family trees and how we are related and part of bigger family.
We learnt that Jesus had a human family like ours, that is historical. We found out about some of the important people in Jesus’ family, mainly from the Old Testament.
In our assembly we sang a song about Jacob’s son Joseph and his amazing coloured coat.
At the moment we are exploring the idea of COMMUNITY. We are reflecting on all the different communities we belong to and in particular own our parish community.
What parish do you belong to?
What are names of all the special groups that work for the parish?
Is there a parish website you could use to help you?
Do you, your Mum or Dad have a special job they do in your parish? What is it?
Why is our local parish community important?
Can you design an information leaflet for your parish which tells us about all the different groups and societies that contribute to making it great.
Record what the groups are and what they do.
Design a prayer card and write a special prayer dedicated to your parish saint.
Below are some of the key objectives Year 4 will be covering this term.
- · Place value – what happens to a number when it is multiplied by 10, 100 or 1000.
- · Partitioning numbers in order to look at the value of each digit and using this to help add 2, 3 & 4 digit whole numbers together.
- · Written methods for multiplication – using the same method of partitioning to multiply whole numbers, to include the grid method
- · Mental calculations – strategies for completing calculations in your head such as rounding a number to the nearest 10 to add or subtract and then adjusting the answer (19 + 67= 20 + 67 – 1)
- · Mental and written addition and subtraction using number lines and column addition/subtraction · Multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and related division fact
- · Using the inverse operation to check calculations
- · Using the symbols > (more or greater than), < (smaller or less than), = (the same as) in number sentences. (27 > 10)
- · Identifying patterns and properties of numbers such as odd and even numbers.
The children can consolidate these skills by using Mathletics.
To find out more about what we will doing throughout the whole year please click the link below. Year-4-Curriculum