Year 4

Summer Term in year 4

Welcome back! The children will be engaging in some very exciting learning this term. We continue to explore the theme of the year ‘I Am Who I Am’. All the children have now had a chance to share who they are by completing their ‘I am’ backpacks.

In RE, the children’s next topics are ‘New Life’, ‘Building Bridgesand ‘God’s People.

Our first English focus is ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. The children will be writing their own setting descriptions and suspense stories inspired by this story. We will also be focusing on poetry next half term, using the book ‘Cloudbusting’ by Malorie Blackman as a starting point.

Maths will continue to focus on Fractions and Decimals, followed by money, time, shape, statistics and position and direction.

Our topic title this term is ‘Dream It, Believe It, Build It’. In geography, we will investigate climate zones and think about the effects of climate change. In history, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptions, exploring their beliefs and why the pyramids were built.

In Science, we will be learning all about sound and Living Things and their Habitats. In Computing and DT, the children will be designing Lego sphinx creations using computer software. In Art, we will be exploring Picasso, and taking inspiration from his work to create our own clay sculptures!

In PE, year 4 will have lessons in striking and fielding. In French lessons, children will be exploring the units ‘All around the Town’ and ‘On the Move’. Music will see us continue to develop performance skills using our ’toots’ and develop an understanding of and appreciation for music and its history.

Thank you for all your support so far!

I am looking forward to a joyful term,

Kind regards,

How you can help:

You can check homework reminders, which are shared in children’s diaries on a weekly basis. Homework will aim to consolidate learning in class and also provide opportunities for project work with a view to display and celebrate creations throughout the year!

The children have logins for Times Tables Rock Stars and NumBots and can use Mathletics alongside this to practise their times tables. Encouraging regular use of these will help your

children master recall of their times tables facts up to 12×12. Logins are glued into homework diaries.

Support your children in ensuring they are engaging in their expected daily home reading during the week, and ask them questions about what they are reading. Reading should be signed by an adult every evening or morning throughout the week (depending on when your child reads). Please write a note in your child’s diary if there is a reason this has not happened. Sign diaries every week.

Correct PE kits are needed in school every day. Children can take their kits home on a weekend for washing, to be brought back in on Mondays.

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