Year 4 – Term 3 Parent Letter

Dear Parent/ Career

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas break and ready for term 3. During this term, year 4 will be covering the following topics:

Literacy: This term in Literacy year 4 are going to be studying the book ‘How to train your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. We are going to be developing our narrative writing, which will include using fronted adverbials, prepositions, expanded noun phases, inverted commas as well as writing in first person. The children will also be developing their diary entry skills. In addition, we will also be carrying on with spellings and reading.   

Numeracy: We will be carrying on with our multiplication and division topic, and then we will go onto learn about length and perimeter. Year 4 are also going to continue learning their time tables.

History: This half term in history the children are going to be learning about Vikings, who they are, where they invaded and settled, transport and the gods and goddesses.

RE: This term year 4 will be learning about the Gospel and the big question is ‘what kind of world did Jesus want?’.

Science: This term in Science we are going to be looking at ‘States of Matter’. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases as well as the water cycle.

Art: We will be linking art this term to our topic of Viking as well as dragons. The children will be making Peg Doll Vikings, which will be focusing on textiles, including weaving.

Music: We will be learning about the Melodic Construction.

French: This term year 4 are going to be learning about different phrases for going shopping.

PE: This term we will be continuing with swimming and rugby on a Friday. We will also be covering netball and learning about the different passes, footwork, positions and playing the game.  

This term the homework choice grid will be on Google Classroom, along with the weekly spellings. One piece of homework from the grid must be completed each week and 6 spellings need to be learnt ready for a test every Monday.

Reading and simply enjoying books at home with your child will also further their development. Please would you be able to write in their yellow reading record if they have read, even if it’s a home book. Learning their times tables is important too, as year 4 children have a Government test in the summer term.

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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