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Year 4 Spring 2023-24

Year 4 Spring Term
Mrs England, Mrs Stevens-Ward and Mrs Dunsmuir 
The maths lessons will start with multiplication and division skills, such as multiplying a 2 and 3 digit number by a one digit number.  Also, the class will divide numbers, some with a whole number as the answer and also ending with remainders.  
In the measurement unit, the class will find areas of shapes by counting squares and also using multiplication skills.
Please keep practising times table skills in preparation for the government times table check and to support with the learning in Year 5 and beyond.
Our English theme for this term will be befitting with our topic of The Tudors. To inspire the children with a high quality, vocabulary rich text, we will be reading the 'Spy Master' by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler.
When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties of a clerk. But the King's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adventure and intrigue than he bargained for. If he wants to stay alive and in favour, he will need to learn the arts of stealth, disguise and deception - and fast!
Design and Technology
We will be investigating different levers and linkages. We will firstly explore how lever and linkages work within everyday objects. We will think carefully of our own design that includes a working pivot that then links to power a moving part. Children will use a variety of materials to create their design. 
The Tudors

What would happen if King Henry never divorced Catherine of Aragon?

The children will be studying the significance of Henry VIII's reign and his role in a the English reformation. We will identify the reasons for the changes within the religions in Britain at this time and learn details about the life of Henry VIII. We will also have a particular focus on Catherine Parr, looks at her life after Henry’s death and female rights are discussed through her fight for female education.
Our sketching skills will be put to the test as we begin to look at portrait artists. We will begin by creating a self portrait using sketching pencils. We will do an artist study and practise pointillism within portrait painting. 
The children will name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and identify human and physical characteristics;  types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources as well as key topographical features and land-use patterns. They will understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
Our writing focus during Term 3 and Term 4 will include, diary writing, writing a persuasive text, a balanced argument, biography writing and a newspaper report.
Keep practising your spellings weekly as this skill can be applied to support all areas of writing!