Our topic this term is ‘The Rainforest’.
Through this topic we will cover the following curriculum subjects: history, geography, D&T and art.
Through this topic we aim to continue to excite and enthuse. Please take the time to ask your child about what they have been doing, giving them the opportunity to share their learning. The Year 4 curriculum information page, contains more detailed information about what your child has been learning each week in school. This may prove useful when trying to engage your child in a discussions about what they have been doing at school. I can promise you they have been very busy and should have lots to share with you. Hopefully having this information can help to make those after school conversations more fruitful!
Your child will be taking part in PE on a Monday and a Thursday. If your child is unable to take part in PE due to injury please write a note explaining the extent of the injury and which activities your child is unable to participate in so that we can find a suitable way of involving them in the lesson. If your child has a verruca, and therefore needs to wear their pumps when indoors, please send in a note marked for my attention. Earrings should be covered with plasters or tape for PE if they cannot be removed (please ensure your child is provided with something suitable on PE days) and long hair should be tied back. Thank you for your support.
** PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR CHILD’S PUMPS FIT, THEY WILL NEED SUITABLE OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR FOR PE LESSONS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER TERM**
Each week children will be expected to learn spellings and times table facts. It is expected that children will spend 45 minutes to 1 hour on homework each week. We have decided to focus on these key areas of learning in our homework tasks as they are important in building a solid foundation in literacy and mathematics and are areas that many parents feel confident offering support in. If you would like advice or guidance on how you can further support your child at home please visit our Year 4 Curriculum Page to see what we are covering in school each week or speak directly to your child’s class teacher.
SPELLING TESTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY MORNING. Each Friday, children will be given the results of the previous week’s spelling test to record in their spelling journal as well as the next set of spellings to learn. Children are expected to write a sentence for each word in their list of spellings so that they can demonstrate they know how to spell the word correctly and use it in context.
Your child will have been given a login for Times Table Rockstars (this can be found in the login details section of their Home School Link Book). This is a great resource to use to encourage your child to practise their times table facts (and relate division facts) in a fun and interactive way.
Learning our Times Tables is a very important priority in Year 4.
Well done to all the children, who are trying your very hardest to become Times Tables Experts! Keep on trying everyone; YOU CAN DO IT!