WOW! Can you believe we are in the final two terms of Year 4! Where has the time gone? But fear not, we have the most jam-packed term ahead full of exciting trips and cracking topics.
We hope you had a wonderful break and enjoyed some time in the wonderful sun we had over the Easter Weekend.
We begin our Linked Learning topic with Battles and Raids.
We focus on World War II, in particular, when it began, why/where it took place and the effect this had on the people of the time. This will involve map and atlas work as well as considering reasons for historical events. A large focus of this unit will be The Battle of Britain, we will be finding out all we can about this and using it to produce a pieces of written work.
We have two new science units and these will be covering a wide range of science. The first is Alice in Wonderland, focusing predominantly on animals including humans and living things. We will be looking at how humans impact the environment around them. They will need to use their scientific knowledge to allow them to solve problems and find solutions.
PE is on a Wednesday (Pacesetters) & Thursday (Rugby)
The children will continue to wear their PE kit to school. This is a white t-shirt, black shorts or a tracksuit (joggers and a warm sports top will suffice) and trainers. No football tops are permitted. Where possible physical education lessons will be taking place outside although use of indoor PE is now permitted so please consider the weather when coming to school.
Spellings will be sent home every Friday, so please ensure you are practicing these in preparation for our weekly spelling test.
Homework will be sent out at the beginning of term and will take place on Microsoft Teams. This will be fully explained to the children but they will ‘hand in’ their work using this function. At the end of term, points, certificates and prizes will be awarded. This term due to the extremely busy term we have we have decided to increase the time that children have to complete their homework allowing a half term in the middle to complete any homework then too.
Year 4 children take a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. We will be working hard on times tables in class, but any additional practice at home would be hugely beneficial.
The link above is a fantastic tool to support at home.
- 24th-27th May 2022 - Ilam Hall
- Wednesday 25th May 2022 - Chester House (for those not attending Ilam Hall)
- Friday 10th June 2022 - Jubilee Celebrations
- Monday 6th June 2022 - Mosque Visit (4KY)
- Monday 13th June 2022 - Mosque Visit (4HM)
- Wednesday 15th June 2022 - Holdenby House
- Thursday 30th June 2022 - National Gallery Visit
Further information will be given about these trips nearer the time.
If you need anything then please do not hesitate to get in touch with either myself of Mrs Gerrard on the playground at the end of the school day.
Here’s to another great year!
Hannah Morris & Mrs Gerrard