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Year 4 Information

Spring Term

Dear Year5 Parents/Carers,
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a busy and exciting Spring term with lots of fascinating learning opportunities. We believe that parents and teachers work best in partnership so please come and talk to us if there is anything that you are unsure about.

English

This term, we continue with Talk for Writing and will be creating individual storybooks based on animals, inspired by Gorilla by Anthony Browne.We will also be studying a variety of sentence structures to add cohesion to our writing.Children will continue to develop their reading skills in a variety of texts through Destination Reader.

Geography and History

This term, we will be investigating the Great Barrier Reef. We will be using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe physical and human features. We will be learning about environmental issues and how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

Maths

Children will be reinforcing the application of concepts and skills of the four operations and using various strategies to solve word problems. We will be learning about fractions and decimals and the relationship between the two. Through topic and science, we will also be applying measuring and data skills. Children will also continue to focus on targeted times tables within sessions and hopefully be supported with this at home.

Science

In Science, we will be focusing on the classification of animals, their habitats and the manner in which they adapt. In the second half of the term, will be investigating the different states of matter.

R.E.

In RE, we have been learning about Jesus’ New Commandment to ‘Love one another’ and his two Greatest Commandments. We will be researching what Christian Aid do to put their beliefs into action and thinking about ways we ourselves can live out Jesus’ commandment to ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Then we will be looking at the parables of Jesus, including that of the Good Samaritan.

Art

We will be working closely with on topic and will be producing abstract sea paintings and different mythical sea creature drawings. Children will also have the opportunity to investigate and produce painting based on the Great Wave of Kanagawa. We will explore wire sculpture artists and create our own for our school garden.

Design Technology

Through our topic, we will be using clay to produce life forms of The Great Barrier Reef and using inventor Cornelis Drebbel as inspiration to make a model submarine.

General Reminders

  • Please encourage your child to read at home each day and to talk to you about what they have read
  • Homework will be sent out every Friday and should be returned by Wednesday
  • Spellings and targeted times tables will also be given out on Friday for a progress checkt the following Friday

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UPCOMING DATES

February

  • Mon 24th Children return to school
  • Tues 25th Buttercup Class Assembly 9am
  • Wed 26th Ashing for Ash Wednesday.8.30am RG, 8.55am CL
  • Tues 25th Buttercup & Marigold Class Assembly 9am
  • Tues 25th Year 1 to Natural History Museum
  • Wed 26th Ashing for Ash Wednesday.8.30 am RG, 8.55 am CL

March

  • Tues 3rd Saffron Class Assembly 9am
  • Fri 6th PSA Committee meeting #6 –at Rectory Gardens
  • Mon 9th Topaz Class to Finsbury Park Adventure Learning
  • Tues 10th Tangerine Class Assembly 9am
  • Tues 10th Turquoise Class to Finsbury Park Adventure Learning
  • Tues 10th Reception to the Science Museum
  • Wed 11th Emerald Class to Natural History Museum
  • Thur 12th Lime Class to Natural History Museum
  • Fri 13th Sapphire Class to Finsbury Park Adventure Learning
  • Tues 17th Reception Classes Assembly 9am
  • Wed 18th Jade Class to Natural History Museum
  • Thur 19th Class photos
  • Fri 20th Open Morning for prospective parents
  • Fri 20th PSA Class Reps meet up #4 – Intrepid Bakers
  • Tue 24th Nursery Assembly
  • Thur 26th Height and Weight for Reception and Year 6
  • Fri 27th PSA quiz night at Church Lane
  • Mon 30th PSA Committee meeting #7 –at Church Lane April
  • Sat 4th PSA Easter Egg Hunt at Church Lane 11am –1pm