Summer Term 2021
I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Easter and I hope you are ready for our new term ahead. I am looking forward to working with you and your children on some exciting topics!
In RE this half term, we shall begin by looking at events from Easter through to Pentecost, focusing on the feelings of the disciples before and after Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit influences our everyday lives.
We shall begin the term reading Mr Stink by David Walliams focusing on his use of description and how the book addresses wider issues. The children will then continue to develop their understanding of character through deduction and inference as well as developing their descriptive writing through the use of adverbials, adverbs and adjectives. Year 4 will also learn various traditional poems where the children will show their understanding of form and style by writing their own versions of poems.
During our Maths lessons this term the children will develop their understanding of fractions. We shall look at different ways of representing fractions, calculating equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions with the same and corresponding denominators.
In addition, the children will develop understanding of time using both digital and analogue clocks to solve problems. Multiplication facts will continue to be a focus across the term, where the children shall develop their fluency and understanding of known facts through a range of activities. Knowing all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 is a key objective for all children by the end of year 4 so your continued support at home would be greatly appreciated.
In Science this term sound will be our topic, where the children will learn how sound is created and heard. They will perform fair tests to investigate volume and pitch as well as testing a range of materials to find effective insulators During the second half of the term, we will move onto looking at the human skeleton and exploring ideas about what would happen if humans and animals did not have skeletons.
Weather and climates will be our topic for the summer term. In Geography we shall begin by exploring the different regions of the UK and looking at how the environment and climate affects the lifestyles of people in these areas. We shall then look at the different climate zones throughout the world, identifying similarities and differences between the regions and the lifestyles of the people who live there.
In Relationship and Health Education we shall focus on the changes that happen as we grow, including our feelings as our bodies develop. In addition to this, we shall look at the importance of hygiene and life styles to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
Class Teacher: Miss Scognamiglio
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Castagnetti and Mrs Killick
Maths homework given on Monday - due Wednesday
English homework given on Wednesday - due Friday
RE/Creative/Other homework given on Friday - due the following Tuesday
Please continue to practise spellings (overview is saved in curriculum information) and times tables regularly.
Children should be reading with an adult at least twice per week to practise decoding and comprehension skills.
Please regularly use the online reading portal Bug Club as well as Timestable Rockstars and My Maths (see website links above).
Reading: Please have a reading book in school at all times - this can either be one from home that you keep in school until you have finished it or one you borrow from the class or school library.
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