We have a sensational term planned for the Summer. Our topic for the whole term is ‘The Amazing Amazon Rainforest’. Over the term, we will be focusing on ‘The Great Green Forest’ by Paul Geraghty. Our work will include writing a different ending to this book, creating persuasive letters about deforestation, and putting together a non-chronological report about an imaginary rainforest animal.
We will also, of course, be very busy in other areas of the curriculum, including learning to play the guitar. Science will include learning about habitats, food chains and digestion. Please see the link below to our Curriculum Overview for more detail.
The children will need their PE kits on Thursdays and Fridays. Please help us by labelling every piece of kit that your child brings to school. Some PE will be outside, so please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear for this.
It is of course vital that you hear your child read as often as possible. We ask the children to get at least three signatures in their reading diaries a week. Don’t forget the reading reward scheme. Children can work towards gaining a bronze, silver or gold badge for reading regularly at home.
The children also receive spellings to practise. The weekly spelling test will be on a Friday. For Maths homework, children are now expected to carry out times tables practice on the ‘Purple Mash’ website. All children have logins for this.
We hope the children really enjoy Summer in Year 4. Please book an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.
To see our Curriculum Overview for Year 4, follow this link!