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This term’s topic is…
Tudors in the 15th Century
This term, Year Four will be learning about the Tudors and what life was like in the 15th Century. The children will also complete a progression of lessons about portraits which will culminate with them producing a self-portrait of themselves in the style of a Tudor King or Queen. Furthermore, the children will be visiting Hoghton Tower as part of the topic.
Year Four will also be researching vehicles, and the children will make a battery powered car in preparation for an engineering event later in the academic year.
P.E. and sport is an integral part of the curriculum. We have two timetabled sessions of P.E./games, one on a Thursday and one on a Friday. However, we sometimes have impromptu sessions on other days. Your child needs to bring their kit to school on Mondays and take it home for a wash on Fridays.
Kit should comprise of a white T-shirt, black shorts or leggings and pumps. Trainers will be needed for games sessions when we work on the playground or the school field.
Immersing yourself in a good book is one of the best things in the world! We aim to instil a passion for reading in our literacy and guided reading sessions. However, we also believe it is vital that children read often at home especially to an audience. Ten minutes every other day would be perfect. You could also take turns to read with your child to make it more fun. Asking questions during and after reading will ensure that your child has understood what they have read.
Homework will be given out on a Friday. It is not designed to be difficult and should be following on from something we have studied in class. Spellings will be given on a Monday for your child to practise. We will also learn them in school on a daily basis. There will be more emphasis on English this term including handwriting. However, children will be expected to use Times Tables Rock Stars, Numbots and IDL frequently.
Homework – to be handed in Mon-Thurs.
Spellings to be tested on Fridays.
Times Tables Rock Stars is Back!
Please be on the lookout for new password and username stickers that will appear in your child’s homework folder for Times Table Rockstars. There is another Maths website that your child can use called Numbots. This will require the same password and username.
Times tables are an important part of Class 4. There is a test at the end of the year to check if your child knows up to 12 x 12.
Year 4 Educational Visit
We are going on an Educational Visit on Tuesday February 25th to Hoghton Tower. Children will need to come into school as normal, in their uniform, with a packed lunch. We will be leaving at 9.10am and returning at 3pm.