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Welcome back to a new school year! Mrs Sidiqi and I look forward to working with you and your child this year in Year 4.

 

Throughout the year, the children will be focusing on and studying the following curriculum topics as displayed below. Any help, guidance or assistance that you can give to your child to encourage their investigation of these topics would be very much appreciated.

 

Classroom Expectations

In our classroom we…

 

  • Respect each other
  • Are a team
  • Try our best
  • Celebrate each other’s successes
  • Learn from our mistakes
  • Create

 

 

Homework

 

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be expected to be returned by the following Wednesday. Children will be set spellings, times tables, a maths activity and reading every week. Please set aside time and a suitable space for your child to complete their homework. Homework is essentially about strengthening the basic skills that children can use everywhere else in the curriculum and later in life. If there is a problem with your child completing the homework or you’re thinking you haven’t quite found the right way to help them please let me know straight away and we will sort it out.

 

To help with your child’s spellings, a technique which I have found very beneficial, is ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’

 

    1. Look at the word carefully. Pay attention not just to the letters and their order, but also to the shape the word makes on the page.
    2. Say it aloud. Say the word both as you would usually say it, and then again enunciating any silent letters, e.g. Wed – nes – day.
    3. Cover the word with a piece of paper or your hand.
    4. Ask your child to write the word down from memory
    5. Check the answers letter by letter. If they’ve got it wrong, let them write it out again

correctly.

 

 

When you’re practising times tables with your child you are aiming for a fast response. Firstly, ask you child, in sequence, the times tables, for example: 2x2?  Once you feel that your child has got this then begin to jumble the times tables up so that they know them in whatever form they may be asked. Keep going until they can complete them all correctly and quickly.

 

English Fiction

  • The Iron Man
  • Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
  • The Ice Palace

 

Ways of Writing

  • Report Writing
  • Persuasion and Discussion
  • Explanations

 

Poetry

  • Some poems will be based on a theme and others will be used to develop an understanding of how poetry is written

 

Maths

 

  • Number and Place Value
  • Geometry and Shape
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Data Handling

 

Science

 

  • Electricity
  • Investigation Unit
  • Animals including Humans
  • States of Matter
  • Sound
  • All Living Things

 

Geography/History

 

  • The Ancient Greeks
  • The Roman Empire
  • Roman Britain
  • Earthquakes
 
  • The Frozen Planet
  • Volcanoes

 

PE

 

PE offers a wide range of activities and will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays for swimming and Fridays for outdoor PE so clean kit is essential for both these days.

 

 

I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know your children and I am looking forward to our year together.

 

 

 

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