Autumn 2

This half term we are exploring the topic 'Urban pioneers' in our cornerstones topic. Here we will be exploring urban artists and finding out how graffiti art has been used in urban areas throughout the years. We will be having a go at emulating famous urban artists and then also creating our own. This topic links nicely with our learning in science this half term also. We will be learning about how we as humans can have a positive but also a negative impact on our world and our environment. Our science topic 'Human impact' will help us to appreciate that everything we do has an impact and a consequence to our planet.

We are exploring the fantastic 'Demon dentist' by David Walliams in English. Our love of books and reading at St Matthews will not be faltered as this book is exciting, fun but also sometimes a little bit scary. I writing we will be learning how to write non fiction information leaflets, so if you have any of these at home, please read them and see if you can spot the features that make a good information text.

During the next few weeks we will be focussing on addition and subtraction in maths, but as always it is important that you practise your times tables at home also. Year 4 children will hopefully take part in the year 4 multiplication assessment in the Spring 2021 and they will be expected to recall quickly, multiplication fact from 1X1, up to 12 X 12.

Within RE this half term we are exploring the 'Incarnation,' which means 'the embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.' The children have already made a fantastic start and I am always so proud with how the children discuss topics such as this in class with empathy and confidence.

With several weeks before our Christmas break, we are all looking forward to being able to get stuck in and learn new things in our safe bubble. We will continue to wash our hands, keep a safe distance from other people who are not in our bubble and I appreciate your continued support as always.

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