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Year 4

Year 4 Spring Term 2019

Welcome back Year 4 and a Happy New Year!

We have an exciting Spring Term coming up, with a range of topics and learning to be covered.

Our new Topic is ‘From Russia with Love’, which will cover a large amount of geography and history of the country Russia. The children will be developing their knowledge of the cultures, physical features, art and music.

In our English lessons we will also be enjoying developing our reading and writing skills through two exciting and imaginative texts: Edward Tulane and You wouldn’t want to be an Egyptian Mummy. As well as these texts, we will be doing lots of work around more traditional tales so that the children become more familiar with the language and features of this genre. Throughout all their English work; your child will become more familiar with a range of text types and will be given the opportunity to write some of these e.g. diary entries; balanced arguments; setting descriptions and narratives.

In Maths we will be exploring fractions and decimals and expanding and improving our knowledge and understanding of digital and analogue time as well as measurement of area. Through all these units, your child will develop a deeper knowledge and also understand how to explain their understanding and become expert problem solvers. We will also continue to work on calculations, especially those to support multiplication and division. This will ensure that we become more confident at using written methods and mental strategies in year 4.

This term we will also continue to develop your child’s investigative skills during Science lessons alongside their knowledge relating to Electricity and Teeth & Digestion. We are looking forward to planning lots of ‘hands on’ lessons in the first half term, where year 4 can build simple circuits and investigate what makes them work. Also this term, we will be taking part in Science week. This is always an engaging an exciting way to learn about new concepts in Science and I’m sure that you child will enjoy whatever we have planned for that week.

Our PE sessions will be Multi Skills. These sessions will be taught each week allowing children to develop skills and team building so please make sure your child brings their PE kit to school on Monday and leaves it in school all week. Your child will also need their swimming kit every Tuesday, or every Friday for 4NH.

We know that your child will continue to have a fantastic time in Year 4; they will experience new learning and become inquisitive and independent learners.

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