Welcome back, we hope you have had a fabulous festive holiday and we are looking forward to having your wonderful children back in school for a fun-packed term ahead. We hope they are keen to learn, have fun and achieve the best they can.

This half term our topic is Misty Mountain Sierra, where we will discover how these giants are formed as a fold, block, plateau or dome. We will follow the water cycles course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. We will plan an expedition, using map reading and orienteering skills where the children will investigate weather changes and habitats. Children will then get to use their creative skills to design and make a mountain range and weave like the Adi people.

Our English will link to our topic and we will explore the work of J. R. R.Tolkien and read The Hobbit, exploring the life of hobbits, wizards, orcs, dwarfs and goblins on their treacherous journey to find a gold ring and save middle earth. We will use this book to develop their writing, spelling and vocabulary and hope they enjoy the adventure.

In maths our focus is measure, where we will be learning how to find the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes. Please continue to work on times tables at home with your children. The National Multiplication Check for Year 4 will be in June for all pupils.

We ask that you read with your child for 15 minutes each day. Reading is vitally important to mental stimulation, knowledge expansion and helps improve writing skills.
Reading books are to be in school every day so that they can take part in our reading scheme Accelerated Reader.

Points to note:

  • Swimming is Thursday afternoon
  • P.E. is Monday afternoon
  • Reading books and journals must be in school every day
  • Please send water bottles to school for your child (plain, still water)
  • Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday to be returned no later than the following Monday
  • Please use WEDUC for any communication (or catch us on the door on a morning)
  • Miss Summers will continue to work in Year 4 on a Monday and Mrs Peel will be in class Tuesday to Friday.

We are excited about the term ahead and can’t wait to get started!

 

Mrs Peel and Miss Summers.