Hello and a BIG welcome to Year 4!
We are looking forward to a fantastic year together and starting our new topic for this term which is ‘Potions.’ The topic is based on magic and the children will be developing their knowledge of states of matter. We will investigate whether or not all liquids are runny and learn about the differences between solids, liquids and gases. We will be designing and making a witch/wizard hat in DT and learn about the history of medicine.
In English, we will be writing a set of instructions about making a magical potion and creating a story based on the text: How to Live Forever.
Our maths learning will be multiplication and division.
Music is on a Monday.
PE is on Thursdays and Fridays- please remember to bring your child’s kit to school!
- Children are expected to read regularly at home: being a fluent reader is key to learning across ALL subjects and it’s a key life skill. It is ideal to read a book over a few days to allow your child to discuss what they have read to embed learning and demonstrate a clear comprehension of the text. You may wish to ask the children questions or discuss the meanings of key words within the book. Please remember to encourage your child to complete a task from their reading journal once every 2 weeks.
- Spellings- sent out on Fridays and children are tested the following Friday.
- Children are encouraged to practise their times tables at any opportunity: in the car on the way to the supermarket/ walking to school/ preparing meals/ walking the dog- where ever the weather takes you. By the end of Year 4, your child will complete a statutory multiplication check which covers all of the times tables up to 12×12. There are 25 questions in total and your child will have 6 seconds to answer each question.
- Maths/ English/ topic homework- this may vary weekly. Some homework will be research-based, sometimes it will be a sheet or two to complete and on some occasions it may be a project to complete over a few weeks. Usually, homework should be handed in by the following Wednesday, unless otherwise stated.
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs Potter, Miss Francis and Mrs Hillson