Year 4 Summer Newsletter
We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are very much looking forward to the coming term and hope that we will be able to spend more time in the outside areas of the school, including the allotment (weather permitting, of course!)
Here is an overview of the plan for the coming term.
English – Handwriting and spelling will continue to be a focus. Spellings will be given to the children on Monday, they will complete spelling activities during the week and then have a test on Friday. A copy of the spellings will be written into the reading journal of your child for you to support at home. Children will continue to participate in guided reading sessions and will have their own reading book. Please listen to your child read as often as possible – thank you.
We will start the term looking at persuasive writing.
Maths – we will continue to focus on quick recall of times tables. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as often as possible at home. They will know which table they are learning. They will be tested weekly on a Thursday. We will start by looking at mental and written addition and subtraction, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and Roman numerals.
Science –We will start the term by learning about living things and their environments.
History/Geography – We will be learning Ancient Egypt.
Music – Wider opportunities will continue supporting children to learn the ukulele, followed by the flute.
Computing – we will be using computers to support other subjects and continue to focus on the importance of E-safety. We will be learning to use simple data bases and using ipads to edit photos and videos.
PSHE – We will be looking at keeping safe (road safety) and living a healthy life style.
RE – We will begin with looking at the Ten Commandments and continue to focus on Jewish beliefs and festivals.
PE – There will be two PE lesson each week; this term will be orienteering and athletics. Please ensure that children have their full kits in school every day. PE will be on Monday/Wednesday with Miss Crosby and Thursday with Mr Snelling.
Art/DT – The children will be designing and creating pieces based on the ancient Egyptians.
French –We will be revising learning about regions of France, transport and holidays.
Homework will be given each week on Thursday/Friday. Please return to school for marking on Monday (Tuesday at the latest). Spelling and reading will continue to be on-going .Children will bring a spelling list home with them on Mondays (written in their reading journals) and will be tested on Fridays. Children will continue to learn their times tables (they will know which one) and be tested on a Thursday. Those who are already familiar with all the tables will be focusing on even faster recall!
We will be organising an Egyptian day at school this term – details to follow.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Mrs Sullivan/Mrs Abusham. Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Crosby, Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Abusham.