Welcome back! We hope you had a restful Easter holiday and are as excited about the summer term as we are!
Just as we did last term, Year 4 children will be given homework on Friday and it will be due back in school the following Tuesday please. Thank you to those children that have brought in their art research, they look fantastic and we are grateful for your efforts!
Maths: The focus this term is Decimals, Money and Time, following the White Rose Scheme of Learning. Helpful parent videos can be accessed here to support Maths learning at home: https://whiterosemaths.com/for-parents/maths-with-michael/.
It is imperative that children are increasingly fluent with their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. This can be supported through TTRS, making flashcards, playing games etc. Little and often is great; we want to children to be cheerful, not fearful, mathematicians! For those children who are already fluent with their times tables, learning the related division facts is integral at this stage (e.g we know 3 x 5 = 15, so 15 ÷ 5 = 3 and 15 ÷ 3 = 5 etc.)
English: In our English lessons, we will focus on writing through our new class text ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Rauf. We will be starting with writing play scripts, which we will then perform for the rest of the class!
There will also be lessons on Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, as well as Comprehension.
Homework in this subject continues to be Spelling and Grammar tasks, as well as Reading.
It is imperative that your child reads to you daily. Please write at least three comments in their reading diary per week. It would be beneficial to question your child during reading to ascertain understanding. For example, questions about the characters and their actions backed up with evidence from the text.
Science: In Science, the children will be learning about Electricity. They will be learning the symbols for bulbs, wires and batteries, as well as creating their own circuits.
Humanities: Our topic this term is ‘Riotous Royalty’, where children will be exploring the monarchy throughout the ages.
RE: Our focus this term is ‘The Early Christians’ . The children will be reflecting on what this means for us as Christians today. They will learn about Penetecost and think about what the Holy Spirit is able to do.
PE: In PE, children will be playing Cricket, Rounders and Gaelic Football! PE will continue to be on a Thursday. Please ensure that children have their kit in school on this day or they may have to miss the lesson. Summer kit should be worn this term, please find details on the school website.
We are really looking forward to a successful summer term ahead! Thank you so much for your continued support this year. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Miss Grogan and Miss Hill