Welcome back to school after what must have seemed like a long summer break. I hope you had a fantastic summer and you’re now raring to go. This half term we are going to be very busy with a lot of new things to learn about.
In literacy we will be using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as our class novel and we will be looking at persuasive writing and nonsense poems.
In Maths place value will be a large focus, ensuring that we can recognise and use both positive and negative numbers to carry out various equations.
Science will see the children explore and try to understand more about electricity and they will get the chance to construct their own circuits.
In computing we will continue to look at E-safety and we will be looking to improve on our digital media skills.
In Geography we will be starting our brand new topic and looking at America and the various cities there.
We will continue to improve our art skills by looking at other illustrators such as Quentin Blake. We will using all kinds of techniques to learn about dark and light shades too.
In RE we will be asking how a Christian follows Jesus and in PHSCE our heading is New Beginnings where we will be looking at the expectations for life in year 4 and friendships.
Finally in PE we will be learning about invasion games such as football, rugby and netball.
There are a few things that you need to know about being in Year 4:
As always, please ensure your child brings their school bag every day. This includes their reading diary and reading book. Reading books will be changed by your child when necessary once their diary has been signed by someone at home to say that they have heard them read. If you could try and listen to your child often, this will help their development tremendously. Little and often is perfect, a few pages at night would be ideal.
PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday every week. PE kits will need to be in school and ready for use as soon as possible. A reminder that two PE kits are necessary; the ordinary school kit for indoors and warm sports clothing for the outdoors.
Homework will be sent home each Friday. It will be either a maths task or a comprehension exercise. Also there will be weekly spellings to learn and mental maths facts each week too.
A reminder that school funds are still being collected. A donation of 50p per week would be much appreciated to go towards school trips and resources.
Hopefully this information helps but if you ever need to speak to me about anything at all then I am readily available for you to chat to.
Mr Garlick and Mrs Cameron-Clarke
PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday.
PE kits include black shorts, black pumps and a white t-shirt.
Reading books will be changed as and when the children have completed their book and diaries have been signed by an adult.
Homework will be given out every Friday to be returned the following Thursday. The page numbers for the work to be completed will be written in the spelling books.
Why not have a sneak preview at some of the topics coming up next term, you'll be a whizz in no time!
Times tables are a valuable part of learning in maths, here are some of the songs we listen to in class