We have a very exciting time ahead of us here in Year 4! This term, we will be looking at the life of a child in both the Victorian times and World War 2. During these topics, the children will get to take part in a fantastic Victorian workshop with Rainbow Theatre and will even get to be evacuated later in the term!
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 Electricity and Sound and the children will be able to take part in hands on activities such as building an electrical circuit and exploring how sound is made and learning to alter the pitch and volume of this.
Click on the Curriculum Overview link below for more details.
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 really important 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. The children should use Accelerated Reader to quiz on every book they read and each quiz passed will add to their word count, allowing them to work towards targets and various rewards, including a Kindle for a million words!
The children also receive spellings to practise over 3 weeks. 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’ and/or 'Mathletics' website. All children have logins for this.
We hope the children really enjoy their first term in Year 4! We are always here to chat to so please do feel free to book an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher if you have any concerns at all.