Year 4 Newsletter – Term 2

Dear Parent/ Carer

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term. It is going to be a fun and busy term, leading up to the Christmas holidays. The children are going to be practising their Christmas play, along with other exciting things. This term year 4 are going to be covering the following topics.

Literacy: This term in Literacy year 4 are going to be studying two books ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ and ‘A Christmas Carol. We are going to be covering inverted commas, homophones and apostrophes as well as developing our language through verbs, adverbs and adjectives. In addition, we will be working on spelling and reading.

Numeracy:  We will be carrying on with our addition and subtraction unit. We will then begin learning about area, as well as multiplication and division towards the end of the term. We will also be continuing learning our times tables.

Geography: This half term in geography our topic is Europe.  We will be learning about the different countries which make up Europe and where it is located on a map.

Computing: Computing will be taught on a Friday by Mr O’Neon.

RE: This term we will be studying the birth of Jesus and about him being the light of the world, along with the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are also going to be learning about Sikhs.

Topic:  Year 4 are continuing with the topic Ancient Egypt. The children are going to be learning about the River Nile as well as the famous Pharaohs and Gods.

DT:  This term in DT, year 4 are going to be looking at mechanisms and they will be making sling shot cars.

PSHE:  The topic for PHSE this term is all about Relationships and family.

Music:  We will be thinking about Christmas and describing instruments.

French: On the move is the theme this term in French.

PE:  This term we will be continuing with swimming and football on a Friday. The children will also be carrying on with Hockey on a Wednesday.

Another homework choice grid will be sent home, one piece of homework from the grid must be completed each week. Six spellings will be sent home to learn each Monday and there will a test on the following Monday.

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

Miss Giles

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