This term our topic is The Anglo-Saxons, focusing on who they were, where they came from and why they invaded Britain? What remains of the Anglo-Saxons?.
This half term we will be looking at Reconciliation and We are God's People.
In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction writing and non-fiction opportunities - The focus this half term will be fairy tale stories, biographies & instructions. Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays and drama.
Guided Reading sessions and reading across the curriculum will enable children to develop a love of reading. Please help your child by listening to them read for 10-20mins every night! Reading Records should be signed regularly and they will be collected every Thursday for a member of staff to sign.
In Maths we will be looking at properties of shapes, position and direction. Children will be challenged to apply the skills learnt to gain a deeper understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in the real world.
Keep learning your times tables - You should know all of your times tables, up to the 12 Times Table, multiplication and division facts. Year 4 will be completing a Times Tables Check at the end of Year 4.
Practise your times tables everyday!
Homework - Log on to TT Rockstars to practice those timestables and weekly activities will be set on My Maths, based on the topics being covered in class. All children are expected to complete the weekly activities set on My Maths and this will be followed up in class.
In Science we will be learning about sound. We will be learning about how sounds are made and how we hear. We will be looking at pitch and volume and what happens to sound over distances.
In Topic we will be focusing on The Anglo-Saxons. In DT we will be sewing bunting for the Queen's Jubilee.
Throughout the Summer Term we will be working through our modules 'Created to love others', looking at Religious Understanding, Personal Relationships and Keeping Safe; and 'Created to live in the community', looking at living in the wider world. For any further information please see the TenTen parent portal.
PE days will be on a Monday & a Wednesday. Please note, both sessions will now be outdoors and children must wear trainers for these sessions. Children should come to school dressed in their full PE Kit (white t-shirt & blue shorts, trainers, jumper & tracksuit bottoms).
Children are expected to complete home learning activities to help with their Maths and English.
Children have logins for Reading Eggs and Spelling Shed and should be going onto these websites regularly to practice their reading and spelling.
SPELLING SHED - MONDAY - Weekly spellings will be set on Spelling Shed. The children will need to access this to find and practise their spellings during the week, which will be tested on Fridays.
READING EGGS - It is vital that your child reads regularly each night and has an opportunity to practice their comprehension skills in order to support their progress in reading. I will be setting one activity to complete on Reading Eggs each week. It is possible for children to work on their own reading maps too if they finish this, again to further support their progress in reading. Children may also use this platform to access an electronic library of books. There is a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction material for them to read for pleasure.
TIMESTABLES ROCKSTARS - Children should be aiming to practice their multiplication and division fact recall as often as possible. 5-10 minutes each day is ideal. Knowledge of these facts feeds into almost all other mathematical units we cover throughout the year. Short, frequent practice can be the most useful to support your child with progress in maths.
MY MATHS - Online activities linked to classwork - children are expected to complete the weekly activities set on My Maths.
LEARNING LOGS - FRIDAY - An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term. Learning Log activities should be completed and a picture uploaded on Seesaw before Friday, when the children will share their work with the class. This will all be electronic, so Learning Logs do not need to come into school and should remain at home. Children are expected to complete weekly Learning Log activities and upload them onto Seesaw every week.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.