Yr 4 What We Are Learning

 Welcome to Year 4

Curriculum Update

Year 4

Summer Term 2019

Head Teacher Message
Where did the spring term go? The time has flown since children started their new classes in September.
On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Easter break. Let us hope that the sun keeps its hat on and that term is a good one for our whole school community.

This term we hope to continue with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to their tremendous hard working attitude and the dedicated staff team here at school.
Children’s classroom and corridor manners continue to be amazing which creates such a lovely, warm and caring atmosphere around school. I am immensely proud of all of the children. In fact I think I might just pop, as I am bursting with pride!

We hope to make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson times and maybe plant some wonderful flowers for us all to enjoy (even the ducks!!!). It is wonderful to see our children participating in their outdoor learning. They get so excited and engaged.

Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. (remember x3 a week reading at home is our minimum expectation)

We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development that we can’t stress that enough. (96% and above is GOOD attendance)

On a final note I would personally like to thank you all for the tremendous support you have given me this year as Headteacher. It has meant a great deal.

Here’s to a really positive summer term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
In the first half term the children will be identifying the features of and constructing their own informal letters. Following this, we will be studying explanation texts where the children will create their own creature and produce their own text explaining its habitat and life cycle.
In the second half term we will be studying narrative dialogue and description about a family hit by a flood!

Mathematics
This term we will be further developing our understanding of fractions and learning how to subtract fractions using mixed numbers and improper fractions. Following this, we will be studying decimal numbers for the first time – recognising tenths and hundredths as well as numbers greater than one and mixed numbers

Topic and Science
Our topics this term is ‘ Misty Mountain Sierra’. We will be using maps, atlases globes and computers to locate countries and mountain ranges throughout the world. We will be delving into climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
Over the course of this term, we will continue to investigate the need to keep ourselves safe on the internet. We will also examine facing new challenges, making responsible choices and taking appropriate action.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:          Tuesday 23rd  April 2019 – Friday 19th July 2019         
Half Term Holiday:  Monday 27th May 2019 – Friday 31st May 2019

PD Days:                    Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd July
Bank Holiday:           Monday 6th May 2019