Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome to Year 4

 The Year 4 team includes: Mr Hogg, Miss Wainman, Miss Smith, Ms Parkin and Mrs Garett.

 

Topic:

We will be studying the Tudors in our Topic lessons.

This will lead us to discovering new information in history and geography, inspire art and music work and lead tolooking at Tudor culture and life. 

To answer these we will be looking at these challenges:

Challenge 1

Why did Henry VIII break with Rome? (History – Tudor family tree, Henry VIII and his wives)

Challenge 2 

 

What was life like at the start of the Tudor period? (History – importance of church life and rules, land ownership etc.) 

Challenge 3

How do people express their faith through art? (RE 2.7)

Challenge 4

How was art used to convey messages during this time? (Art – changing styles, drawing/sketching of famous masterpieces, calligraphy in the style of Monasteries)

Challenge 5

Can we use Tudor designs to make a sewn container? (DT – stitching, joining and sewing money container or Tudor container for other purpose)

Challenge 6

How was life different at the end of the Tudor period? (History – did the reformation change life for ordinary Tudor people?)

Challenge 7

Answering the big question.

 

English

 In English we are doing a selection of Tudor themed pieces of writing, based on Michael Morpurgo's "My Friend Walter". We will be studying guided reading too and learning to delve deeper into what we read. The final part of our English work will be practicing our spelling and grammar skills.

Maths

Look our for our tri-weekly maths newsletter - it keeps you up-to-date with the latest units of work that your child is studying, and gives you helpful tips on how you can help at home.

This term, we'll be exploring place value, formal methods of addition, subtraction,  multiplication and division, all whilst investigating graphs, decimals and place value (it sounds hefty, but don't worry - 4AH are awesome at maths and our lessons are fun!).

 

Times Tables

The Year 4 teachers are relentless when it comes to times tables. We want to be the fastest year group in the school to respond to times table questions.  

Please help your child to learn all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by asking them questions at home (just throw in a "What's 7 x 5?" whilst you're cooking tea; or a "What's 9 x 4"? on the school run...).

Here are a few websites that the children are familiar with that they can access from home to help them learn their times tables: 

Hit the Button 

Espresso (Your child should know the login details - if not, come and see us.)

Daily 10

 

Other Info...

S W I M M I N G

Every Wednesday morning - please ensure your child brings their Swimming Kit to school. 

U K U L E L E

The Year 4 curriculum continues to be enriched with ukulele practise every Wednesday afternoon.

P E

In addition to swimming, Year 4 will have a P.E lesson every week - please ensure that their full PE kit is in school every week. It can be taken home to be washed at the weekend or at the end of each term.

R E A D I N G

The children take a reading book home every night. They must read at home to an adult and have their reading record signed at least twice per week. 

H O M E W O R K

Topic homework is set as a project at the beginning of each term. It is due in just before the end of the term so that the whole class can celebrate their homework together. You will find the information about this in the letter that was sent home (if this has been misplaced, you can find it here and the homework here).

Maths homework will be sent home every Friday and will be due in the following Friday.