Year 4 Spring 2 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
We would like to wish you a warm welcome back to the second half of the spring term. We would also like to take this opportunity to express how impressive you all were with the learning that took place at home and your commitment shown even when (at times) it was proving a little tricky. We are so proud of all the children and would like to thank you all for your continued support.
We are so excited about the return to school of the children. We can now get back to some sort of normality within the classroom with lots to look forward to.
Please be aware that the Year 4 school timings have slightly changed and are as follows:
The day begins at 8.55am and will end at 3.10pm.
In maths, we will continue to develop our knowledge of the four operations, with a focus on measurement to apply these skills. In English, the children will develop further understanding of and explore a variety of writing genres through the context of a book study. Here the children will be given a variety of opportunities to develop their skills in writing. In science, we are continuing with the unit ‘Animals including Humans. The children will work on constructing and interpreting food chains and then we will look at teeth and their functions. The children will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding about rivers in geography.
The children will be able to take their instruments home this half term. We appreciate your support in encouraging your child to spend time practising, as well as reminding them to bring their instruments in on their WCIT day (see below).
|Mongolia||Violin or cello||Friday PM|
|Cambodia||Trumpet or clarinet||Thursday PM|
As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing outdoor sessions with coach Sam. Every child is required to have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long- sleeved top.
|Outdoor P.E. am|
Just like last half term, homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by Tuesday. Children are encouraged to speak to their teacher on Monday if they find the work challenging.
We recognise that the children will be tired when they return to school, so we will therefore be setting online homework for this term. This will include activities set on Mathletics, and regular practise of both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings using Readiwriter Spelling.
To support you in accessing the online homework, any borrowed computer equipment will be returned after Easter. Homework club will then begin again in the summer term to enable your child to access the laptops or for extra assistance they may need with their homework.
As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 4 with secure recall of all times tables and division facts up to 12×12, we are encouraging daily practise and regular use of Times Tables Rockstars. It is also crucial that children are reading to an adult every day, which should be recorded in their reading record. We appreciate your support with ensuring these are completed.
Individual parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 30th March and Wednesday 31st March. More details will be sent out closer to the time. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child’s teacher before the individual meetings, please contact the office to arrange an appointment.
Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms. Nelson-Cole, Ms Swanzy and Ms.Clifford (The Year 4 Team)
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