Year 4

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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 ‘Blue Abyss.’ This focuses on famous divers, studying a range of sea creatures and where in the world they come from, plastic in our ocean and making our own submarines!

In English, we will be writing a biography about Jacques Cousteau and learning about why he was famous. We will also write a story!

Our maths learning will begin with place value and move on to addition and subtraction and will finish with measurement: length and perimeter.

Music is on a Monday, so please ensure instruments are brought back into school on Friday.

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays- please remember to bring your child’s kit to school!

Homework:

  • 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 ideally should know all times tables up to 12×12.
  • 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 Arrowsmith