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Year 4

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the break and are looking forward to the final 7 weeks! This term, we will continue to compare aspects of South American life to that of the United Kingdom. To celebrate and share our learning, we would like to invite you into school on the morning of Wednesday 28th June.

During this time, we would appreciate your help in assisting the children to design and create their own carnival masks which they can then wear in our very own South American carnival!

Topic

Since beginning our exciting topic, we have already located the major cities within South America using an atlas and have started to research the living conditions in the Amazon rainforest. Both classes have enjoyed investigating unusual artefacts from the rainforest; which have included birds, spiders, and other insects.

English

Throughout this final term, year 3 and 4 will be using drama to explore traditional tales of South America! We are very excited to inform you that we have a theatre company coming into visit us to deliver a number of sessions. Here, children will be immersed in a range of different activities to develop their story writing and telling skills.   

Maths

 

  • Describe positions on 2D grid as coordinates.
  • Describe movements between positions as translations.
  • Plot points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.
  • Interpret and present data using graphical methods.
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

Both classes will have regular opportunities to apply these skills through reasoning and real-life problem solving activities.

Science

Year 4’s science topic this half term will be ‘All living things’. Here, children will recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment and recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

History/Geography

History this term will link to tradition tales of South America. This will be done through the completion of theatre company workshops where children will learn the technique and arrangement of traditional story telling.

Art

This half term, both classes will be exploring the work of Sarah DeRemer and Nicholas Di Genova who create South American hybrid animals. Through a series of lessons the children will create their own versions of hybrid animals, focussing on those from South America.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Miss Campy

Class Teachers

Year 4 Teacher
Miss Campy

Support Teachers
Mrs. K. Hilton
Mrs. L. Lupton

Important Dates

Monday 12th June
Samba day!

Tuesday 13th June
Y4 trust schools sports day

Monday 19th June (back up – 20th AM)
KS2 Sports day (PM)

Wednesday 28th June
Parent open morning

W/C 3rd July
Transition week (PM)

W/C 10th July
Transition week (AM)

Friday 21st July
School closes

Class Newsletter

How will we reward good learners/well behaved pupils?

Notes home
Phone calls home
Mentions in assembly
Team points
Whole class reward times
Positive praise
Stickers/stampers

Class Information

P.E. Information

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P.E. Days: Wednesday.

Weather permitting; P.E lessons may take place outside. Please ensure your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school including suitable footwear.

Year 4 swimming day is Tuesday.
Please ensure your child brings with them a swimming costume, goggles (if required but not necessary), a towel and healthy fruit snack. Long hair should be tied up and all ear piercing removed.

Swimming is part of the national curriculum and the aim this year will be for all children to swim 25m.
A high standard of conduct is expected and school rules apply.

Reading Books Information

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Reading Books changes:

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day. Reading Book changes will be on Monday.

Homework Information

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Homework Day:
Homework will be given out at the start of each half term. Children will need to return these every Monday to be marked.

Spellings
Children will be given spellings to learn each week. There will be a spelling test each Monday and then new spellings will be given out. Please encourage your child to read the word, cover it up, write the word and then check it.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

If you are having trouble downloading the documents, you can download pdf reader here.

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