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 decimals. Again, it would be a big help if you could regularly practise your child's times tables with them at home!
English; using the Power of Reading scheme, we will be looking at the enchanting and heart warming book called Noah Barleywater Runs away, written by John Boyne. We will complete lots of exciting writing linked to it, including instructions, newspaper reports and letters!
Science; we will continue to look at changes of state. We will be looking in depth at the water cycle and also look at how different liquids and solids can have different and unique properties.
Topic; we will be carrying on our exciting new topic based on the Tudors. Home Learning Challenges are due in for Monday 12th March.
RE; Easter Betrayal.
Music - Mrs Geelan will be focusing on songs linking to our Topic.
Our PE sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings (with coach.) Please make sure you have a full PE kit in school and tracksuit bottoms for chillier days if we are outside (this will be needed for orienteering on Wednesday mornings). 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 1-3- adding a suffix beginning with a vowel e.g. forget/forgotten
Week 4-5- homophones e.g. there/their
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- Home Learning Challenges are due in on Monday 12th March 2018
We look forward to an enjoyable and successful half term!
Mr Cox and Mrs Renshaw