Staff: Mr Coe and Mrs Somerton
This half-term we will be looking at states of matter and understanding how to classify gases, liquids and solids.
In English this half term we will be following two core texts: Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister and the Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. In the first children will be writing a setting description in the form of a letter and retelling the story. The final outcome will be a fantasy story sequel. For The Selfish Giant children will be writing diaries and letters with a final outcome of their own version about kindness.
Spelling is taught each week with a focus on spelling patterns from each book.
Maths this half term continues our focus on times table skills and knowledge completing units on the 3,6 and 9 times tables. Followed closely by learning the 7 times table. We will put this to good use with a look at formal multiplication techniques.
Our Discovery Learning subject this term is History and the Ancient Greeks. We will be learning about the different societies in Greece at the time, the Olympic games, Greek philosophy and the Greek Gods. And understanding the contribution made by the Greeks to our modern society.
In Science this term children will be learning about Sound. How it is made and how it travels. Understanding how our ears function and how sounds can change in volume and pitch.
Our outdoor learning day this year is Tuesday afternoon. It is important your child comes to school already dressed appropriately – long sleeves and trousers as well as suitable footwear in a bag.
We spend our time exploring our fantastic outdoor space, taking part in a variety of hands on activities and learning new skills.
Children will be learning Cross Country; High 5 Netball, Yoga and taking part in some fitness classes this term.
Please make sure they come in school PE kit wearing school shoes and bring a spare pair of shoes e.g. trainers to change into.
Class Dojo will continue to be used this year. It is a great space where you can view photos, videos and information about what is happening in Year 4 and across the school. If you require another invitation to join, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Each half term a new homework menu containing six actvities will be given out. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half term, by submitting this on their Class Dojo profile by Friday each week.
Please can you ensure that all belongings and named (PE Kits – Wellies – School Uniform – Bags – Coats – Water bottles etc).