A warm welcome back to all of our year 4 pupils. We hope you have had an enjoyable rest and are ready to learn. Our curriculum focus this half term will be;
Maths: using the Singapore maths approach to look at multiplication and division.
English; we will be looking writing non-chronological reports, free verse poetry and the book Cliffhanger by Jaqueline Wilson.
Science; we will be looking at teeth and the digestive system. We will also be starting our new topic of electricity.
Topic; we will be starting our new topic based around Liverpool. Please remember Home Learning Challenges are due in on Monday 4th December linked to our previous topic.
RE; the Christmas story.
PSE; new beginnings.
Music - Mrs Geelan will be focusing on songs linking to our Topic.
Our PE sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons (with Coach) and Friday mornings. Please make sure you have a full PE kit in school and tracksuit bottoms for chillier days if we are outside. It's usually easier to leave your kit here and take it home for a well-deserved wash at the end of each half term. Please could girls remember to have a bobble to tie back their hair and we will provide tape to cover any earrings worn. It's also a good idea to include a pair of socks in the kit if girls like to wear tights for school.
Spelling - Spelling lists will no longer be sent home. Instead, we will have a weekly class focus spelling pattern each week. It would be extremely helpful if you could practice words relating to this spelling pattern with your child at home.
Week 1- ation ending
Week 2- ly suffix
Week 3- present and past tense words (forgetting/forgotten)
Week 4- re prefix
Week 5 and 6- tion/sion/cian
Maths - My Maths homework will no longer be set. Instead, children will be asked to complete Bug Club activities at home. Each week children will be asked to complete a specific task linking to our grammar focus of that week. There is no set deadline day for the children to complete the task, however we do ask that children complete the task before the end of the week.
Reading - Children will be able to select a Home Reading book every Friday from a selection of books at one level below that which they read for Guided Reading sessions. This is so children may consolidate their skills and enjoy reading with confidence. Books may be kept for an extra week if needed.
Home learning challenges- Children will be set home learning challenges on a termly basis. HLC are due in on Monday 4th December 2017.
We look forward to an enjoyable and successful half term!
Mr Cox and Mrs Renshaw