In English this term, we will be carrying out a novel study based on the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This will link with our DT topic, creating a robot incorporating electrical components. We intend to use tablet technology to create a movie trailer for the Iron Man, including persuasive devices and sensational vocabulary. Later in the term we will be writing our own spooky stories and explanation texts.
Maths will continue to cover a range of mathematical topics, including place value, statistics, solving problems, shape and space, fractions, decimals as well as consolidating and extending multi-step problems involving +, -, x and ÷.
During this term, we will be finding out about habitats. This will include learning about adaptation, food chains, classification and using identification keys. Our work on this topic will be supported by our school trip to Perlethorpe Environmental Centre. This will take place on Monday 1st July.
We are also offering a camping opportunity for Year 4 on the school grounds. These dates are still to be confirmed, as we will be borrowing Scout tents to sleep in. However, an information evening will be held to inform parents of the itinerary and arrangements.
We will be continuing to learn Spanish with Señora Gray on Monday mornings. Through PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), we will be further developing an understanding of philosophy for children (P4C), discussing issues and scenarios from different perspectives. We will also go on to discover the impact of Fair Trade.
As previously, Year 4 homework will mainly be related to times tables, spelling and optional topic related work selected from the homework menu. Naturally, we hope your child will read regularly at home and we would like them to record this (along with an adult’s signature) in their homework diaries. Please keep up your efforts with Book Bingo – you’ve got to be in it to win it!
PE will be outside on Mondays and Thursdays. We will develop our skills in cricket and rounders followed by athletics in the lead up to Sports Day. PE kits should always be in school, as our timetable may vary. Outdoor P.E. kit should be appropriate to the time of year, with sweatshirts, tracksuit bottoms and trainers still being available during this term.
I hope this information will be useful for you and your child and if you are able to support in any way, prior or during these topics, we would be grateful. If you have a special interest in any of the areas we plan to cover, and would like to come and support in class, please do not hesitate to contact us.