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Year 4 Summer Newsletter

Welcome back!

 

We hope you have had a lovely Easter. We’re all raring to go for another fantastic term in Year 4!

 

English

We will be delving into Gulliver by Jonathan Swift this term. The focus will be on comprehension skills and improving the children’s writing. The text has strong cross-curricular links with geography, history, and science.

 

Please encourage your child to read at home regularly. They have the opportunity to choose books from school OR home as well as interacting with books online via our exciting ‘Bug Club’. Their progress needs to be recorded in their Home Reading Record Book and this will be monitored in school.

 

Maths

During this term we will be exploring money, time, properties of shapes and data handling. Time is often a tricky topic for children so if you could help your child by asking them what the time is (using an analogue clock or watch) at different points of the day that would be brilliant.

 

The children must continue to work on their times table knowledge, so please make sure you practise with them at home.  We will continue to use Times Tables Rockstars in class to improve their recall and would encourage you to access this at home too.

Well done everyone who’s had a go at the maths activities on the Active learn website. We will continue to update these so keep going!

 

Topic

Our topic, ‘Incepta Nova’ (this is Latin for New Beginnings), has strong links to history, geography and RE.

Science – Sound; Geography- map skills; History – The Romans;  

RE – Why did Jesus tell stories?  P4C – invasion and exploration.

 

We would love the children to do a project based on our topic. Be as creative as you can! We will share projects at the end of the summer term – date to be confirmed.

 

PE and Brass will continue on Wednesday mornings.

 

Trips

We have a very exciting Roman trip to Chester, on Wednesday 19th June. More details to follow.

 

If you have any queries or worries, contact us via the Junior Office. Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day who is not on the list.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Burch, Miss Clements and Mrs Agis

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