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Spring Term - The Victorians

Spring Term - The Victorians 1

Spring 2020

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and that you are looking forward to starting our new topic!


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 multiplication and division, and introducing the new topics of measurement (with a focus on area), fractions and decimals.


An important running focus for our class this year will be times table knowledge up to 12x12 – so make sure that you continue to practise, practise, practise!


In English, we will be studying the writing style of biographies, as well as instruction writing about Victorian silhouettes.


Science will see a focus on electricity, and in Art, Year 4 will be observing the work of William Morris, and design prints using his work as inspiration.


P.E. will be on Wednesday afternoons (indoor) and Thursday mornings (outdoor). Please ensure that you bring your full PE kit to every lesson, so that you do not miss out on an important part of our curriculum. If you are unable to remove earrings yourself, please do not wear them to school on PE days. Additionally, for those who opt for it, swimming lessons will be first thing on Tuesday mornings.


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 look forward to an exciting year of learning with you all!


Ms. Devenish

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. 


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 this half term