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Welcome to Year 4

Spring 2022

 

 

 

 

This term, Year 4 will be looking at a variety of themes including coastal erosion, the water cycle and Earth and space! 

 

In maths, we will ensure that our knowledge of place value and arithmetic skills are secure, as well as practise a variety of approaches to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Times table facts up to 12 x 12 will continue to be a major focus this term, which will assist the children in their class work this year and beyond. If you would like to find the time table songs from class, follow this link to the BBC “supermovers” website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8

We are also learning about fractions as well as area and perimeter.

 

In English, we will begin by looking at explanations and an author study of Roald Dhal.  We will move on to sci-fi and creation stories.

 

In science, we will be learning about states of matter and the fascinating Earth and space

 

Our focus for P.E this term is a mixture of dance and gymnastic skills, as well as game skills with Mr North. This term, our P.E slots are Monday afternoon (indoor) and Thursday morning (outdoor dependant on the weather). 

If you are unable to remove earrings yourself, please do not wear them to school on P.E days. Additionally, for those who opt for it, swimming sessions will be first thing Monday morning.

What should you bring to school?

  1. Your Reading Record with school reading book.
  2. A jumper for those chilly days.
  3. A healthy snack for break time.
  4. Labelled uniform - much easier to return to the owner!
  5. A positive attitude – ready to learn!

 

 

Depending on the weather, suitable P.E. 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

Homework will be given out each half term. There will be a set deadline for completion.

 

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.

 

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.