Welcome to Year 4!
Class teacher: Mr Cooper.
Summer 1 2023
Welcome back Year 3/4! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and are ready for our Summer term.
On our class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.
At the top of this page I have attached this years topic overview and this half-terms homework and spelling sheets along with some useful links to help you with your learning.
In Literacy we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction writing and non-fiction opportunities - The focus this half term will be on strengthening our learning from this year through texts such as biographies and instruction writing. Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays and drama. Our class read is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
For our Guided Reading sessions, we will be focusing on applying our growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that we discover. We will also be reading further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word. An important focus of our sessions will be checking that the text makes sense and discussing our understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context.
We will continue our learning of fractions to begin the term, before exploring our decimals unit. The children will be identifying the connection between fractions and decimals and will also recap on dividing by 10 and 100. We ask that children try to play TT Rockstars for a minimum of 5 minutes a day. The year 4 children will be having their x table end of year quiz in June.
In Topic we will be studying the Anglo - Saxons and comparing life from Roman Britain. We will be placing key events in chronological order, analysing different sources to gain an understanding of life during the Anglo- Saxon period and identifying the key kingdoms across Britain during this era.
This term we will be exploring our animals including humans topic where will be learning all about the digestive system . Starting with our teeth, the children will be learning about different types of teeth and how they help to break down food. We will also be identifying how to keep our teeth clean and healthy. Next, we will learn about the rest of the digestive system and how it functions. Finally, we will explore food chains and compare different animals diets.
This term we will be exploring the theme of new life. During Pentecost, we will learn about the Holy Spirit and the influence and power it gave to the Apostles during a difficult time. We will be identifying how new life through the Easter message is spread through the Holy Spirit.
Home learning to take place
How to access
-Child to practice reading their banded book
10/15 minutes per night
Once a week
Children choose from the school library and take home in their book bag
Child to complete weekly task set by class teacher
Once a week
Once a week
Once a week
Child given a list of spellings for each week at the beginning of every half term.
Sent out in book bags at the start of a half term and put on class pages on our school website.
Spelling tests are every Friday.
Child to complete project-based home learning
3 half terms across the school year
Your child will take home a learning log with the project overview stuck in.
This will also be uploaded to seesaw
This half term you will need to come into school wearing your PE kit on your PE day which is a Tuesday. In PE you will be working with Mr Berry outside for Games.
All Year 4 children will be swimming every Wednesday - children should come to school dressed in their school uniform on this day.
Clothing requirements for School Swimming are as follows:-
* Please note that in order for your child to benefit from the swimming lessons appropriate aquatic clothing must be worn. Should your children wish to wear items of clothing that cover up parts of the body, there are specific aquatic clothing designed for this purpose. Cotton leggings are detrimental to teaching and are a risk to health and safety.
No Bermuda or long shorts are allowed, as these can be dangerous - for reasons of safety the swimwear should be sufficiently tight fitting to allow the freedom of body and limb movement without causing unsafe water resistance.
Jewellery of any description should not be worn in the School Swimming lesson. It is important that earrings in particular are removed.
Goggles are only permitted for medical reasons. Parents must produce a letter from either a Doctor or Optician to state that your child has a medical condition and is required to wear goggles in the school swimming lessons.