Welcome to the final term of year 4. We will be learning all about the Victorians, including comparing the lives of the rich and poor from the past, how the past has influenced life today, significant individuals, and Victorian childhood. We are excited for our class trip, which has been booked for Tuesday 26th June. We will experience what it was like to live in the Victorian Era, and discover original Victorian artefacts. But don’t fret – swimming for this week will be rearrange accordingly, and details will be provided closer to the time.
In maths, we will be continuing work on fractions, and introducing the new topics of decimals, money, time, statistics and geometry (focusing on shapes/position/direction). As per previous terms, times table knowledge (up to 12x12) will be very important, so please keep practising!
In English, we will begin our new term with poetry, focusing on “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Caroll. Following this, we will revisit non-chronological reports (look out for our Victorian-inspired day in the classroom to inspire our writing!) Our reading focus will be Street Child, by Berlie Doherty.
Science will see a focus on electricity, as well as forces (including gears, pulleys, levers and springs).
In Art, year 4 will be observing the work of William Morris, and design prints using his work as inspiration.
Just a few reminders:
- Please bring your reading book and reading log every day
- Remember to bring a healthy snack to enjoy at break time
- Ensure that you name each part of your uniform, as this makes it much easier to return any misplaced items!
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to speak to me at the door after school, make an appointment with the office, or give me a call via the school office number.
Homework this term
As you can see, we have lots to keep us busy in school. As a way of consolidating all of this new knowledge, the usual half-termly homework tasks will be sent home. As well as this, optional maths and English tasks will be set on Fridays, to be given in the following Wednesday.
Half termly homework activities can be completed in any order. Once tasks have been completed, children can hand their book in to be marked.
Reading is the most important activity to do at home, and both parents and children are encouraged to make a note in their reading log. We have a class reading record chart, and children who read 3 times a week or more outside of school will be rewarded with house points.
As well as this, don't forget to participate in our Book Bingo challenge, which you should be able to locate in the back of the reading record books. You have until the end of the Autumn term to complete as many challenges as you can! Each time you get 4-in-a-row, come and see me, and we can add your name to the raffle and our book bingo wall!
Homework files can be found below: