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Year 4 Newsletter - Summer Term 2nd half 2019
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information and reminders about Year 4, which we hope you and your child will find useful.
In our year group this term we will have the following adults;
Teachers: Mr Johnson
TA: Mrs Savage, Mrs Fuller, Mrs Bickmore
Teacher: Mrs Ravenscroft, Mr Walker
TA: Mr Kemp, Mrs Sharp
Teacher: Mrs Laniaukiene
TA: Mrs O’Connor
This half-term will begin with a continuation on the topic ‘money’, with the children learning to add and subtract money. They will then move on to tackling a variety of money related problem solving tasks. In the third week they will be moving tonto studying ‘time’, covering everything from learning the different units of time and converting time to being able to solve problems involving different aspects of time. For the remainder of the term, the children will be working on geometry. This will involve a range of concepts including angles, classifying shapes and lines of symmetry.
The first of our focus texts for this half-term will be ‘The Wolves in the Walls’ by Neil Gaiman. Over the next two weeks the pupils will be writing an advice letter to a character in the story and then writing their very own nightmare story. Later in the half-term we will be studying William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which will eventually culminate in the children writing a script for a ‘missing’ scene in this world famous play. In spelling we will be focussing on adding the prefix ‘ir-‘ to words beginning with ‘r’ and adding the suffix ‘-ion’.
Our topic this half-term is ‘Astronomy’. During this topic the children will be learning about the Big Bang and different types of galaxies and the force of gravity as well as identifying and researching the planets in our own solar system, the phases of the Moon and whey we have the seasons and day and night.
Our Geography project for this half-term is ‘Settlements’. In these series of the lesson the children will learn what settlements are, be able to identify different types of settlement and be able to compare and contrast different areas. They will also be looking at population density and identify the reasons for the location of different settlements.
Our Art topic for this half-term is ‘Electrical Systems’. In this topic the children will learn about different types of circuits, be able to build them and finally design and construct one for a specific purpose.
R.E This half term the children will complete their study on Buddhism before then moving onto learning about the main beliefs of Judaism.
We are following the school value this term which is ‘inclusion’, looking at and discussing many examples and situations in which this takes place.
Our focus this half term is inclusion, with a focus on the pupils utilising the talents of everyone in their teams during participation in athletics, cricket and tennis. As well as their indoor kit, please ensure your child has suitable trainers and a hat (protection from the sun) for outside PE sessions.
Children must be able to remove and replace earrings independently. If your child has only just had their ears pierced they will need to bring in medical tape to cover their earrings themselves, not plasters.
PE lessons take place on the following days:
Blenheim: Thursday, Friday (swimming)
Ascott: Monday, Friday
Osborne: Monday, Friday
Athletics - 15:30-16:30 on the school field run by Premier Sport
My Maths – Tuesdays 12:30-13:15 in the ICT suite with Mr Johnson, Mrs Laniaukiene & Mrs Ravenscroft.
Athletics squad – Tuesday 15:30-16:30 on the school field with Mr Culverhouse.
School choir – Tuesday 15:30-16:45 in the main hall with Mrs Chalton, Miss Jackson and Mrs Laniaukiene.
Athletics club – Wednesdays 12:15-13:15 on the school field with Mr Culverhouse.
Language club – Thursdays 15:30-16:30 in Room 51 with Miss Bird.
Sewing club – Thursdays 15:30-16:30 in Room 29 with Mrs Capstick.
Please ensure your child has a named water bottle with them every day. It is important for children to stay hydrated as part of their general well-being.
The school continues to acknowledge the importance of good nutrition as an aid to learning. Therefore, can we please remind you that any snacks for break should be healthy e.g. fruit or vegetables.
We look forward to another super half-term ahead.
Mrs Ravenscroft, Mr Wright, Mrs Laniauskiene and Mr Johnson
Knowledge organisers give an overview of what pupils will be learning in school over the course of their History, Geography or Art unit of work for the half term. Pupils have a copy of this in their Curriculum books to refer to within lessons. The Knowledge Organisers for each half term are available for you to download below so that you can support your child in discussing with them what they have been learning this week and build upon this learning at home, if you wish to do so.