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Autumn Term

Autumn Term 2nd Half


This has been another excellent half term! All children have relished starting a new topic and embraced all the learning activities. We have seen children develop their resilience and perseverance with new skills taught. The teachers are very impressed with how children have continued to follow hygiene routines and shown that they are all true Redscope learners with their attitude and enthusiasm to all school has to offer!


Our Autumn term 2 topic has been all about Sound. Children have enjoyed learning a variety of English genres including The Sound Collector poem, Instruments of the Orchestra and instructional writing on making a paper tambourine.  They have also learned lots of new facts about sound, how sound travels and how the ear works in Science lessons.

In Numeracy children have continued to develop their skills of bar modelling to add and subtract, missing number problems and multiplication and division facts. They have grown in confidence at working independently and also developed their reasoning skills.

We have also developed our art skills through observational drawings of people and flowers. Children have used sketch pencil and oil pastel techniques to blend and shade to add depth and 3-dimensions. They have tried hard to take care with new techniques to support making their own Christmas cards and calendars.

We have continued to enjoy Ukulele sessions with Mrs Daws and children can now confidently play a variety of melodies including some Christmas ones.


We have been very proud of the children’s achievements this half term and how they have continued to develop as Year 4 pupils.

Autumn Term 1st Half


What a fantastic start to the new school year it has been! Everyone was pleased to get back into school in September and it has been all systems go from then on. The teachers are very impressed with the children's attitude to learning as well as demonstrating a mature understanding of the importance of hygiene routines and responsibilities we have when looking after ourselves and others during these times. The children have adjusted brilliantly to the 'new normal' and we are very proud. 


In the first two weeks of learning, we focused on emotions and studied a number of beautiful books which helped us to explore key emotions. The children enjoyed reading 'The Colour Monster' and lots of lovely work was produced from this including clay work, posters and feelings jars which have all been put on display in class. We also enjoyed watching the Disney film 'Inside out' and discussed key characters from it. It helped us to understand emotions which we may feel from time to time. 'The bag of worries' book helped us to consider who we can turn to when we have worries and we produced worry dolls and helping hands.

Our main Autumn term 1 topic is all about living things and their habitats. We have a new focus text which is a children's classic called 'The Animals of Farthing Wood'. We have enjoyed learning about different woodland animals and have produced some information texts about our favourite ones. It has also helped us to understand the characters in the story better.  We have enjoyed a visit to our local woodland area and have used the visit as a stimulus for our descriptive writing. 

In Numeracy, the children are making good progress and have secured their knowledge of place value. They have revised their use of formal methods for addition and subtraction and continue to recall multiplication facts using a variety of fun games and apps. All children now have logins for TT Rockstars and we will begin to set Year group challenges soon. 


In PE, we have worked on developing our fitness levels. We have taken part in the challenges set by the local authority and continue to work our way up the leader boards. The children have enjoyed the daily mile activities and will continue to develop their personal bests during challenges that they are set.


Year 4 have also been very lucky to have ukulele lessons this half term which will continue until Christmas. It has been a pleasure to see the children improve week on week. Well done everyone!