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Welcome back!

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

 

English

We will be using the books ‘FaRther’ by Graham Baker Smith and ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes as stimuli for our non-fiction writing. The focus will be on comprehension skills and improving the children’s writing. The texts have strong cross-curricular links with Geography, Science and DT.

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 the second half of the Spring term we will be building on the children’s knowledge of fractions and decimals. We spent a lot of time focusing on the four operations last half term and would encourage you to have a go at them with your child to keep the methods ticking over. We will send home worksheets from time to time to help with this.

 

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, ‘Near, Far and FaRther’, has strong links to geography, DT, science and RE.

Science – Electricity; Geography- map skills and rainforests; DT – making a mod roc Iron man

RE – Judaism and commitment; P4C – environmental issues.

 

We would love the children to do a project based on our topic. Be as creative as you can! Brass will continue on Tuesday mornings. PE will continue to be on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.

 

Trips

We will be visiting the synagogue on Princes Avenue this half term. 4X will be going on Wednesday 13th March and 4A the following week, on Wednesday 20th March.  This is a free trip, 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 Agis and Mrs Bennett

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