Year 4 newsletter: Term 5
Welcome back after the Easter break, we hope you have all had a good rest over the holidays! It was lovely to see so many of you at Parent's evening and of course Year 4's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performance. Thank you for your generosity with our chocolate selling, which raised a whopping £119.89, half of which will be donated to the Fairtrade charity with the remaining half to be put towards our final Topic. This term we have lots of exciting things planned.
Our Topic for terms 5 and 6 is called ‘How do we impact on the environment?’ It incorporates a lot of Geography and Science as we investigate climate change, endangered animals, food chains, eco-systems and more. If you have any expertise in this area, we would love to hear from you. Please speak to your class teacher.
PE will currently be on Wednesdays for both classes. PE will be outside this summer term, so please make sure your child brings in clearly labelled appropriate clothing.
Over the next two terms we will be conducting ten sessions of Philosophy for children. This develops our Speaking and Listening skills, helps our reasoning and comprehension skills and, more importantly, helps us to become more respectful of other people's viewpoints.
How you can help at home
Thank you for your continued support prioritising the usual daily reading, times tables practise and spelling practise. Our reading journals are proving very popular! We also recommend 40 minutes of home learning per week, which is set on Thursdays and returned the following Tuesday. Home learning and spellings for each class is available on the school website.
If anyone has some spare time to hear children read in class, then your class teacher would love to hear from you! Thank you to those of you who have already given up your time for this, it is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to meet with us for an informal chat, we are available most days after school. Please leave a message at the school office so we can arrange a good time to meet. Please feel free to leave any morning messages with a member of staff who is out in the playground, who will be happy to pass them on to the relevant teachers. Alternatively, you can leave a message in the school office. If there are any changes to home time arrangements, then please let us know earlier in the day. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Year 4 team
For further details of our current curriculum focus, visit the Curriculum section of our website
Take a look at the pictures below to see what we've been doing in class recently.