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Summer Term 2019 Newsletter
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
Welcome back to school! We hope you all had a lovely holiday. Below you will find a curriculum overview for the term ahead, as well as information about our class.
Music will be taught by Miss Hudson
French will be taught by Madame Binns
On Wednesday the children will be taught by Mrs McElroy
Teaching assistants: Miss Baines and Mrs Lee
This term's cross-curricular theme is
In Literacy, we will be recapping on various grammar topics covered throughout the year.
In writing, we will be using the theme of Knights and Castles linked to the poem ' Lochinvar'
Year 4 is also the year that children earn their ‘pen licence’ — that peak of handwriting neatness that allows your child to write in pen at school. This can be a big thing for your child. However, don’t worry if your child is not writing with a pen straight away. They will get there eventually.
I have my pen license! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Reading activities will take place daily- individual reading, small group reading and whole class reading activities.
Carry on reading together
For English, the single most important thing that you can do to help your child progress, is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style. When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:
Of course, children in Year 4 are perfectly capable of reading to themselves as well, and independent reading (and writing) must also be encouraged. However, it is important that those comprehension skills are regularly checked and reading aloud is perfect for that. We therefore ask that you continue to support your child’s progress in reading at home by making time to read with them and to talk about the books they read on a daily basis. Please sign and date your child’s reading log book to confirm they have read with you each day. We will check the log books and the children will be rewarded with house points for reading at home.
We will be reading, writing and converting between analogue and digital time. Then, solving problems involving time.
Other topics will include; converting between units of measure, geometry and position using coordinates and translation, reading and interpreting a variety of graphs and presenting data.
Again, we ask that you encourage and support your child’s mathematical progress by helping them to master the times tables to 12x12 and learning to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks. In maths there is an expectation that by the end of Year 4 all times tables are known and learnt fluently. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and stay in is fantastic:
Topic 1 - Grouping of living things
Use of classification keys
Food chains - herbivores,carnivores,omnivores, predators, prey
Topic 2 - Environmental change and it's effects on living things
Personal and Social Education -
Geography - Deserts
History - Castles
Art - Established artist Romero Britto
R.E. - Hinduism
Indoor P.E. - Indoor team games
Outdoor Games - Rounders, athletics
Please encourage your child to establish good routines for completion of homework activities by getting involved and supporting and praising their efforts. If your child is unsure about what they have to do, please tell them to ask us for help at school and reassure them that it is perfectly fine to do so.
If you have any questions about the curriculum or your child’s learning, please come and speak to us. We are looking forward to working with the children and making this an enjoyable and successful year for everyone.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Oxley and Mrs McElroy
Upcoming events for the remainder of the Summer Term:-
Friday 21st June - **Class trip to Blackpool Zoo (with Class 5)!**
Saturday 22nd June - Summer Fair, 2pm-4pm.
Tuesday 9th July - Reports to parents.
Wednesday 10th July - KS2 Production, 'Ye-Ha!', 1.45pm.
Thursday 11th July - KS2 Production, 'Ye-Ha!', 1.45pm.
Monday-Wednesday 15th - 17th July - Parent's evenings.
Tuesday 16th July - Class move up day.
Friday 19th July - Leavers' Assembly; End of term, 2.30pm.
Below - Monday 10th June - very busy with our afternoon Eid celebration activities!
Below - 2 views of our fantastic Spring Term corridor display of artwork inspired by Scottish artist Steven Brown
Below - our terrific classroom display of writing & artwork, from the Autumn Term, on the theme 'Good To Be Me' and more fantastic writing and artwork inspired by the story of 'Fizzlebert Stump';-