Year 4 Term 3

Dear Parent/ Carer

During the first half of the Spring term, year 4 will be covering the following topics:

Literacy:          We will be reading some of Shakespeare’s work, writing and performing plays and thinking about plots, settings and characters for suspense stories, along with some poetry, spelling, reading comprehension and grammar.

Numeracy:        During this term we will continue with our work on coordinates by moving on to using all four quadrants. We will also be looking at rounding numbers, types of angles and then drawing angles accurately. We will be recapping column addition and using column subtraction, doing problem solving, standard short multiplication, area, perimeter, Roman numerals and fractions of amounts.

Science:           This half term our topic for science is forces.  We will be investigating magnetic force, friction, water resistance and air resistance.    

Computing:       We will be continuing our work writing for different audiences. This will involve recapping some of the features of word processing and learning to use some new ones. We will also start on collecting and presenting data. We are going to create questionnaires to collect data.

RE:                   During term three we will finish looking at incarnation and our new RE topic will be the Gospel.

Topic:               We will be looking at some countries in Europe.

Art:                 We will be looking at and creating money containers.

PSHE:              Understanding oneself as a learner, the feelings involved and barriers to achieving our goals are the topics this half term.

Music:              Melodic construction

French:            We will be considering the vocabulary involved with various items around the house.

PE:                   Gymnastics and Tag Rugby.

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.

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