Welcome to a brand new term - Spring Term 1!
This term's topic is Geography and we will be focusing on climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. In Art, children will be designing their own sculptures and building structures. For Science we will take a look at and investigate living things and their habitats. Literacy this term will be poetry based and we will read and reflect on stories that raise issues and dilemmas. Our RE topic is Hinduism.
Homework and spellings are handed out every Friday via Google Classroom. Times tables are also handed out every Friday. I expect all homework to be completed and handed in every Wednesday. All children will have a spelling and times tables test every Friday. It is extremely important that children are practising their spellings and times tables as this is a big focus for this year.
Reading at home:
Children are expected to read every day. This half term we will be reading the book 'The Unadoptables'. Reading Buddies is an excellent resource to support your child's reading comprehension skills. Children's reading records should be signed every day by a parent / carer and should be brought in to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Monday and Wednesdays are our PE days. Children should wear their PE kit to school on Wednesdays (bringing their uniform in a bag) and bring a PE kit on Mondays (children will have the opportunity to change at school). It is very important to ensure children are changing completely for PE to promote good personal hygiene. The school PE kit remains unchanged - a white t-shirt and black bottoms.
School uniform is a red school jumper with a white or red shirt underneath (children can also wear a red school fleece). Bottoms should be grey trousers or skirts - NOT tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Shoes should be ALL black.
We have a 'soft-start' during the week (Tuesday - Friday 8:45am). Please encourage your child to attend this as it is an excellent opportunity to address misconceptions which might arise from the previous day's learning and it also ensures that class starts promptly at 9am. If you have any questions regarding this or any aspect of your child's learning or welfare, please make an appointment to meet with me.
Curriculum Map - Year 4
If you would like more information about the curriculum SPSM follows, please ask your child's class teacher. Thank you.