Class 6 - Peacocks 

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       Summer Term 2019    

Welcome back to school!

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

English

       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'Image result for image of knight

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

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:

  • Make it fun! Use silly voices and read to each other as well as just listening.
  • Ask questions about the text, the characters, the plot, the setting, the style of writing, the words. Anything to get them to think about what they are reading and understand the language and the deeper hidden messages in the sub-text.
  • Read a wide range of writing — from comics to newspapers; from novels to Pokemon cards; and even the children’s own writing!
  • Look up individual words in a dictionary or thesaurus together to find out what they mean.
  • Stop if they or you are tired!
  • Be a good role model for reading yourself. This is the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa, forget the chores and read a good book yourself!

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.

Maths

      Image result for image of clock        We will be reading, writing and converting between analogue and digital time. Then, solving problems                                           involving time.

         Image result for image of ruler cartoon  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.Related image

          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:

  • Practise regularly and go back and repeat tables, previously practised
  • Sing tables in the car; at mealtimes; before bed; walking the dog; at any spare minute!
  • Put a poster at the end of their bed or give them tapes to listen to in the car
  • Download an app to practise on a laptop or tablet

Science

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

Computing

                                                             

Personal and Social Education

Geography - Deserts  Image result for cartoon image of cactus

HistoryCastles  Related image

Art - Established artist Romero Britto  Image result for romero britto peacock artwork

         3D sculpture

R.E. - Hinduism  

P.E.

Indoor P.E. - Indoor team games

Outdoor Games - Rounders, athletics            Image result for athletics clipart

 Homework

  • Daily reading
  • Multiplication/Division facts to 12X12
  • Spellings
  • Learning to tell the time using digital and analogue clocks
  • Additional homework tasks linked to work in class

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';-