Year 4 Curriculum Letter – Summer 1 Term
We would like to wish you a warm welcome back to the first half of the summer term. We hope you all had a relaxing holiday.
This half term, in English lessons, the children will start off by writing narratives based on a sci-fi stimulus, before moving onto reviews and then creating their own shape poetry. In maths, we will start learning about decimals where the children will be comparing and ordering decimals, rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and dividing one and two digit numbers by 10 and 100. We will then move onto money where the children will add and subtract amounts of money as well as learn how to find change. In science, we will be continuing with our biology based topic of animals including humans before going onto living things and their habitats.
In R.E, we will be finishing off our work on Judaism before answering the big question, ‘how should we live and who can inspire us?’ by looking at a variety of religions. In our computing lessons, the children will be programmers and will use the program Scratch to create shapes. We will be moving back to history this half term and the children will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. In art, the children will be creating their own river settings using watercolours based on the work of artists: Turner, Constable and Monet. Our PSHE topic will be families and friendships and how we can have positive relationships.
As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing tennis (outdoor sessions with Coach Sam) and swimming. Every child must have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. As the weather starts to get warmer, it is vital that children have a PE kit that they can change into for lessons for hygiene reasons. P.E. kits should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and if the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top.
For swimming, children require a swimming costume/trunks (no swimming shorts), a towel and all children must have a swimming cap. Goggles are allowed, but are not compulsory. Below is a reminder of the timings for swimming.
|Outdoor P.E. am||Swimming|
Leave school at 9:50am
Leave school at 9:20am
Leave school at 8:50am
Children must be in school by 8:40am
We hope you enjoyed the WCIT concerts that all classes took part in last half term. The children are making good progress with their instruments and their teachers would like them to be practising more at home. If you require the link to the Haringey music backing tracks, please let your child’s class teacher know. Below is a reminder of the days that the children need to bring their instruments in for.
|Mongolia||Trumpet or clarinet||Thursday PM|
Year 4 multiplication test
Year 4 will be taking the Year 4 multiplication test in June. The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions and they will have 6 seconds to answer each question.
We are encouraging daily practice of times tables both in school and at home.
Useful websites are:
- Times Table Rockstars (Soundcheck section)
- Hit the Button – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Just like last half term, homework will continue to be set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We are using Google Classroom to set homework and you will have previously received a letter with your child’s login details. If you are having any issues with Google Classroom, please speak to your child’s class teacher. Children will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will also have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week.
If your child requires any support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Monday 2nd May – Bank holiday
Friday 6th May – Cambodia class assembly
Friday 13th May – Bangladesh class assembly
Thursday 26th May – Mongolia class assembly
Thursday 26th May – Art Week exhibition – 5:00 – 6:30pm (more information to follow)
Friday 27th May – Celebration for Queen’s jubilee (more information to follow)
Monday 6th June – TAD Day – School closed to children
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Year 4 Team
Feel to free contact our friendly office team with any enquiries you may have.
Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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