I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and that you are looking forward to starting our new topic of “Marvellous Me”, followed by “Evolution and Inheritance” after half term. Topics will be based around these themes where possible.
In English, we will be studying persuasive writing, narrative, and poetry. Alongside this, Anne Fine will be our author focus. In maths, we will be looking at written multiplication calculations and problems, measuring area, and fractions. Science will involve exploring the skeletons, muscles and teeth of living things, as well as nutrition and the digestive system.
Year 4 swimming lessons will be on Tuesday mornings, and our focus for P.E is passing techniques and invasion games. This term, our P.E slots are Monday afternoon (indoor) and Thursday morning (outdoor). Please ensure that you bring your full kit to every session, so that you do not miss out on an important part of our curriculum.
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 gate, at the door after school, make an appointment with the office, or give me a call via the school office number.
I'm very much looking forward to another term of learning with you all!
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. Additionally, children may bring home extra sheets to practise work relevant to that week.
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 Spring 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!