Welcome to class 4 – Autumn Term 2
Can you believe that we are at the end of a really busy term, and entering into a New Year. This year has been a very challenging, and yet rewarding one. The children have coped brilliantly with all of the Covid restrictions, and have worked extremely hard. Hopefully, next year we will be able to enjoy school as it used to be. Once again, can I thank you for all of your support and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Spring Term 1 Year 4 Curriculum
English – In English this term, we will be reading the novel ‘The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe.’ This is a really exciting book and the children enjoy reading it. We will also be looking at poems with a structure and will focus on Kennings and Haiku poetry.
Maths- This term, the children will be exploring fractions and then moving on to 4 weeks of further multiplication and division.
Religious Education – In our RE topic this half term, is entitled ‘Jesus, Son of God’ and explores the power and authority of Jesus over creation, life and death.
French – In French this half term, we will be learning numbers 31-60; learning how to say when their birthday is; giving and receiving instructions and creating character profiles.
Geography – This term our Geography topic is ‘In the desert.’ The children will be locating where the various deserts are; exploring temperature and rainfall in deserts; looking at desert formation and learning about desertification.
Science – In Science we will be looking at electrical circuits and the dangers of electricity. The children will be doing lots of practical work exploring various types of circuits.
Music – In Music this half term we will focus on the theme of bullying. This is a six-week Unit of Work that builds on previous learning. It is supported by weekly lesson plans and assessment. All the learning is focused around one song: Stop! – a rap/song about bullying. The children will be learning about the interrelated dimensions of music through games, singing and composing.
P.E will be on a Monday and a Friday
Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday. This will include weekly spellings, and a piece of maths relating to the work we have been doing that particular week.
If your child has a library book, this can be returned and changed on a Monday.
Dates for your diaries
Wednesday 16th December – School Christmas lunch
Wednesday 16th December – Class Christmas party
Friday 18th December – Trophy Assembly
Friday 18th December – Break up for Christmas.
Friday 18th December – Christmas jumper day.
Tuesday 4th January – Return to school
In our History topic we have been looking at Ancient Greece. We have been researching Greek food and so we decided to make a Greek salad. We had lots of fun!!
Heroes for heroes.
Many thanks to parents, children and our wider church family, for all of your wonderful contributions to our ‘Heroes for Heroes’ project. We managed to collect over 40 boxes of Heroes to give to ambulance technicians and paramedics throughout the county. A huge thank you to Mrs Fitton for coming in to school to collect our donations and for distributing them amongst her well deserved colleagues.
Today we have received a letter from Downing Street, thanking the children for their efforts with the logo. I have put a copy on for you to read. Well done children!! I am very proud of you all