Year 4 Newsletter
We are extremely excited for the summer term as we are covering lots of interesting topics that we can’t wait for the children to be able to learn about and explore! This newsletter gives you an idea of some of the things we will be doing in class. If you have any additional resources to aid the teaching of any of our topics, then please feel free to come and see me. If you need to speak to me in regards to anything please come and find me after school for any support or queries you may have.
Our topics this term
|Subject||Half Term 1||Half Term 2|
|Literacy||This term our topic is ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’ and we are reading ‘King of the cloud forests’ as a stimulus to expand on our knowledge.
This will then enable us to delve into writing leaflets, fantasy narrative and informative texts.
|This term our topic is ‘Playlist’ and we will be reading ‘Poems to perform’ as a stimulus to explore our learning further. This will then enable us to write poetry and posters, persuasive texts and explanation texts.|
|Numeracy||Multiplication and Division
Fractions and Decimals
|Topic||Misty Mountain Sierra||Playlist|
|RE||What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?||Understanding beliefs and practices|
|PSHE||Healthy bodies, heathy minds!||Ready, steady go!|
We will run parent workshops during the year, this could be about the Maths curriculum, reading or even healthy living. If you have any specific area which you feel would benefit you as a parent then do not hesitate to share your ideas. I will keep you updated on when these will be taking place.
The children will be set work to do at home throughout the year which will reinforce the literacy and numeracy skills they are being taught in the classroom. Like last year your child will have a homework book which they will bring their homework home in. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and it has to be returned by Thursday the following week.
PE/Swimming will be on Tuesdays and Wednesday, please can you make sure your child has a PE kit in school for Wednesday and the correct swimming kit for Wednesday. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Also on these days can you please remove earrings and make sure long hair is tied back. This is part of our PE policy due to health and safety. Swimming kit for girls is a one piece costume, a swimming hat and a towel. The boys need to have swimming trunks, a swimming hat and a towel.
It is important your child brings in their both their kits at the beginning of the week. As your child is getting older these can be taken home to be washed weekly and then returned the following week.
Reading continues to be one of our key priorities in school, we hear children read daily in school but you reading with them at home makes a huge difference. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading the in their reading record.
Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions or concerns.