After a very unusual academic year, I am very much looking forward to getting back to some form of normality. Hopefully you are too! If you’re feeling a bit anxious about coming back, try not to worry, because everyone will be settling back into school and getting used to the new “normal” way of doing things. We will all be working extra hard to make sure everyone feels happy and safe.
This term, our topic will be Ancient Greece. We will look at how the Greeks used to live and how events that happened back then helped shape our lives today.
In English, we will look at a variety of writing styles including non-chronological reports, myths and legends, instructional writing and poetry, and have a go at writing our own!
In Maths, we will focus on place value, addition and subtraction, measurement followed by multiplication and division, as well as some revision and recapping.
We will also be learning about electricity in science, Hinduism in R.E., digital art, as well as a variety of topics in computing such as e-safety and hardware.
I cannot wait to get started with our new topics! I look forward to welcoming you and your friends to Year 4 in the new term.
What should you bring to school?
Please do not bring your own pencil cases and stationary. We will be using school equipment only.
Our P.E. days
Year 4 will have P.E. lessons on Wednesday afternoons (indoor P.E.) and Thursday mornings (outdoor P.E., unless the weather is particularly terrible!). On these days, children should come to school wearing their P.E. kits and will stay in these clothes all day.
Depending on the weather, suitable clothes include:
- plain white polo or t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls/trainers for indoors.
- additional hat, gloves, extra socks and dark coloured jumper and joggers (unbranded) for outdoors.
Homework will be given out each half term. Tasks can be completed and handed in, or alternatively all tasks can be handed in at the end of the half term.
Ongoing tasks include practising times tables and spellings, AND most importantly, reading each evening for at least 10 minutes. Each time you read, record it in your reading record books, and show me to be entered into our weekly Class 4 Reader Raffle!
Everything that you practise at home will help your learning in class! If you are unsure of any tasks or need some help, please do come and see me for explanations, examples and resources J I will be only too happy to do what I can to help.