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Happy New Year 4HM! 


We hope you have had lovely Christmas break and spent some quality time with friends and family. Hopefully we are all well rested and ready to start 2022 with a bang. We have a cracking couple of terms ahead of us!


We begin our Linked Learning topic of Raging Waters, focusing on rivers, seas and oceans around the world and different features of these. This will involve map and atlas work. We will also be linking many areas of the curriculum to this topic including art and design. The second half of the term will be looking at The Vikings and learning about where they came from and the reasons for them settling where they did.  


We have two new science units and these will be covering a wide range of science. The first is called ‘Back Stage at the Castle’ and will involve the children imagining that they are part of the back stage crew. They will need to use their scientific knowledge to allow them to solve problems and find solutions. The second unit is called ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ and looks to be a very exciting unit.  


PE is on a Wednesday (Pacesetters) & Thursday (Swimming) 

We begin swimming on Thursday 13th January. The children will need to wear their swimming kit under their PE kit and bring a towel and change of underwear.  


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. 


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. 


Our class assembly is on Thursday 3rd February and we really hope to be able to invite parents into school to watch this as it is a brilliant opportunity for the children to showcase everything we have covered so far. 

We shall also keep you up to date with any important dates throughout the term, but 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

Holly Jolly Christmas