Penguins (Year 4) Autumn 1 2017 Newsletter

Blitz & Bombs
History
We will begin by looking at why WWII began. We will learn about the armed forces and study key events of the war. Through studying the Home Front we will learn how people contributed to the war effort. Click on the word mat to become familiar with some of the new vocabulary we will be using in our topic work. To support your learning in class click on the picture below to find out more about the areas we will be studying.
French
French lessons this half term will focus on 'My Family' The children will be introduced to family member names and learn simple sentences. For example, how to greet someone. The children do have access to the resources to practise at home. Use the link to Purple Mash to access this.
English
Linking to our topic we will be looking at historical stories. We will be studying the text Carrie's War by Nina Bawden and using what we learn to create characters, setting and plot to compose our own historical story. To become familiar with the story click on the image below to watch the 2004 BBC television adaption.
Maths
To begin this half term we will be ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1000 by recognising the value of each digit in a 4-digit number. Click on the link and use the practise mode to refresh your knowledge of the value of each digit https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts 
We will also be learning to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks. Practice telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and 1 minute by matching the analogue and digital clocks.
PE
Year 4 children will have their PE lessons this term on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kits are in school and they include trainers or sand shoes. Our PE sessions this term will be Invasion Games and we will be working outdoors, weather permitting.