Welcome to the Summer Term. We hope you enjoyed your Easter break. This term we are continuing with our clarinet lessons every Thursday. We have improved a great deal and we are going to show off our skills with an assembly on Thursday 15th June at 2pm. Parents and carers are very welcome to come along.
In English this term we are learning all explanation texts, when they are used and their features. We will complete the block of work by writing our own explanation on How to Catch a Star. We will also be learning about performance poetry and performing poems of our own.
Grammar will be taught each day and the children will develop their knowledge of punctuation, spelling, words types and sentence structure. We will continue to do the Big Write every Friday. Please can you hlep your child by discussing their ideas with them. This is a great help when they begin writing.
In Maths we will learn more about the 4 number operations and practise our mental maths methods, as well as looking at data collection, measures and problem solving. We will be focussing on rapid recall of all the times tables and knowledge of place value will be extended. We will extend our knowledge of fractions and learn about equivalent fractions and how to work them out. Knowledge of money and 2D and 3D shape will be developed. We will also look at angles and learn about interpreting graphs and presenting discrete and continuous data.
Our topic this term is electricity. The children will learn all about the how electricity is generated, how it gets to our homes and keeping safe. We will also learn how to build an electric circuit using bulbs, wires and switches.
We will have PE twice a week this term on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays will be athletics and Fridays will be dance. In these sessions the children will be looking at improving their core muscles, balance, coordination and endurance.
Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.
In Term 3 the foci will be Tolerance. Children will be encouraged to think about and discuss what this value means to them. There will be a values focused week during this term.
Year 4 will be learning how to introduce our family members. Then we will be storytelling using a traditional tale. 'Quel radis dis donc!' (which is similar to the story of the Giant Turnip)
Home work will be set once a week. Weekly spelling lists will be sent home and parents are encouraged to hear their children read. In addition, as part of their homework, your child will bring home a Big Talk topic on a Wednesday. Please help your children with this by enjoying discussion time with them so that they have lots of ideas ready to use for their Big Write on a Friday.
Please let your child’s class teacher know if there are any problems.
Please may we remind you that children need a change of shoes and spare trousers for break-time. Outdoor trousers should be kept in a plastic bag on their peg.
Any birthday treats bought into school must be nut free and if possible please be mindful of vegetarians in the class.