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. During our Victorian Day (date TBC), we will experience what it was like to live in the Victorian Era.
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).
In English, we will begin our new term with a non-chronological report on Victorian Schools, as well as instruction writing about Victorian silhouettes. 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.
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.
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 slot is 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!