Year 4 Term 5 Parents

Dear Parent/ Carer

I hope you had a nice Easter break. During the first half of the Summer term, year 4 will be covering the following topics:

Literacy:          We will be continuing our work on spelling, punctuation and grammar along with reading comprehension, we will also be studying the book Paddington.

Numeracy:        In addition to arithmetic we will be looking at equivalent fractions and fractions of amounts. Times tables will continue to be learned and drawing triangles accurately will be recapped. Percentages and carrying out word problems will also be covered.

Science:           This half term will be starting to think about Moving and Growing.  We will be considering various bones, joints and skeletons along with muscles and how we grow.

Computing:       We will be collecting and presenting data. We are going to create questionnaires to collect data and use computer software to create different graphs.

RE:                   During this term we will be doing some work on what it is like being a Hindu today.

Topic:               This term our topic is London. We will look at the development of the city through the ages and important landmarks.

Art/DT:           We will be continuing with creating a seat and then thinking about making money containers, using sewing techniques to decorate the finished items.

French:            This term the topic is ‘On Our Way To School’.

Music:              For term 5 children will be learning about composing and about an  ostinato and structure.

PSHE:              Considering feelings about a special person or animal, the feelings involved with the illness and death of a pet and how people remember people are the topics this half term.

PE:                   We will be doing some hockey, athletics and swimming.

This term a homework choice grid will be sent home, one piece of homework from the grid must be completed each week. Five spellings will be sent home to learn each week, there will then be a test on those five and the previous week’s five spellings.

Reading and simply enjoying books at home with your child will also further their development as will helping them learn their times tables. 

I hope this will give you a further insight into your child’s education. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully

Mrs. Hines Class 4 Teacher

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