Zambezi - Year Four
This term in Zambezi our topic is ‘Did the Ancient Greeks change the world?’ We will be looking at why people visit Greece now and what aspects of Ancient Greece are still here today. We will find out about the Greek Gods and Goddesses and read some myths and legends. In Literacy we will be focusing on non-chronological reports, instructions, play scripts, and writing our own myths. We will also read an Ancient Greek story ‘Antigone’ in guided reading and literacy. We will also use our drama skills to create and act out our own stories. At the end of the topic we will have an Ancient Greek day were we will make and taste Greek food, make a Greek pot and try some Greek dancing! It is a very exciting topic and usually a year 4 favourite! In Science we our topic is ‘Animals and their habitats’. We will be finding out what animals need to survive, classifying animals into different categories and exploring food chains and habitats.
In Maths we are focussing on measures where we will be calculating the area and perimeter of shapes and converting measures from cm to m to km. We will also be working on our multiplication and division skills including written methods of division.
In PSHE our topic is ‘Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education – making choices’ in this topic we will find out what things are classed as a drug (medicines, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine) and the effects some of these things can have on our body. In Spanish, we will continue to learn our key phonics sounds words before moving onto learning numbers and greetings.
This half term we will be doing 2 PE lessons each week as we no longer go swimming. PE will now be on a Tuesday and a Friday. Our Friday session is gymnastics with the coaches from the gymnastics centre. Please make sure both indoor and outdoor kit are in school all week.
Please remind your child to read every night and to make a comment in their reading diary.
Learning log homework is given on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday.
Please help children learn times tables facts at home – in times tables rock stars we will now be focussing on the 6, 7 and 9 times table but also keep working on the 3s, 4s and 8s that we were working on before.
Spelling test will be on a Friday so please support your child learning these at home.