Teacher : Mrs Thompson
TA: Mrs Waller
News from Year 4
Welcome to Year 4! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer. I am really looking forward to this term with fabulous year 4. We have some interesting topics of learning that will be covered this term. Here is a brief overview:
Our first English focus will be a non-fiction book called Wanted. Later in the half term we will be doing poetry, focusing on creating images through writing. For the second half of the term we will be looking at a fictional book called Christophe’s Story, a story about a young refugee.
The first half term will be focused on developing both mental and written strategies for identifying and representing place value. We will be using a range of techniques such as partitioning to help solve a variety of equations.
Our first Science topics are based on ‘Living things and their habitats’ and ‘Food chains’
In Topic our focus for this term is London and the river Thames. We will be learning about the river Thames and its’ significance to the city of London, as well as similar rivers around the world. We will spend the second half of the term focusing on what it is like to live in London, and what makes it such a great place to live. We will be using water colour painting to create river landscapes and spend time designing and making our own London Bridges.
Children will do PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays ( Game on Tuesdays and Gym on Wednesdays). It is important that children have the right equipment.
Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings, reading, and various other learning areas. A reading log book will also come home each night and need to be signed 3 times a week. Homework is to be handed in on Monday and children will also have a spelling test on this day.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning this term please do not hesitate to get in touch, or pop in for a chat.
Thank you, I look forward to meeting you all.
In Year 4 we learn to:
Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson
o 2-digit by 1-digit
o 3-digit by 1-digit
PE Children will need both indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times as PE may vary throughout the year
MUSIC Autumn & Spring I – Ukulele
HOMEWORK One piece of homework will be given to the children to recap on the week’s work or to prepare them for the week ahead. Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and is expected to be handed in on the following Monday.In addition to this, children are expected to learn and practice their times tables as often as possible
SPELLINGS Spellings will be taught within the weekly timetable. At times spelling homework will be sent home. This could be in the form of a list of words to learn for a test, a list of words to find the meaning of or other relevant activities.