Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Year 4 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1

Interim Headteacher: Mrs L Nicolls
Interim Executive Headteacher: Mr M Drakes

September 2017
Year 4 - Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

A warm welcome back to the Autumn Term from the Year 4 team!  We hope you find this letter informative; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.

Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:
● 15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult (signed in the reading record)
● 15 minutes practicing spellings in their spelling book
● 15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)

If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Learning Challenge for children to attempt this Autumn Term. All of the activities are based around a significant person, poem or painting relating to our topics. Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they are most interested in and compile a project that reflects the extra time and effort that they have put into their challenge. We hope that children will take their time with the challenge and be proud of the work they produce. The children should hand this into their teacher at the end of the Half Term.

Extended Learning:
To assist children with their learning even further, the children can use ‘My Maths’. The login for this program is broadford and the new password is broadford. Each child will be given a personal login so that they can access tasks the class teacher has set for them.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practice their words every evening. Spelling books and reading records must be brought in on Fridays, which is also when the weekly test happens.

P.E and Art Lessons
Ash and Birch will have PE and art lessons every half term on a Thursday afternoon.
Please ensure that your child is in possession of a full, named PE kit with plimsolls for their lessons.

Parental help:
It is always extremely valuable to have parents who are able to volunteer time to help hear the children read, or support them with their times tables. If you think that you are able to give a small amount of regular time to support the children then it would be warmly welcomed.

Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please inform your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks; please do come and see us if you have any questions at all or if you would like to offer yourself as additional support on any upcoming trips.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Daly Mr Nicol
Year 4 Lead Birch Class Teacher
Ash Class Teacher

Autumn Term

1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Fiction: Dilemma Story
Non-Fiction: Information Texts
Fiction: Poetry
Non-Fiction: Balanced Arguments
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read. For a good selection of children’s books, visit your local library. Useful web links: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy/ http://durham.schooljotter.com/coxhoe/Curriculum+Links/Literacy
Place Value
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division
Area and perimeter
Please practice the times tables with your child. The school is continuing to focus on Mental maths this year and it would be of great help if your children could learn them. Useful websites:
www.mymaths.co.uk www.mathszone.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html
Environment, Ecology and Evolution
What was life like in the Roman Army?
What was life like in the Anglo Saxon Army?
Being valued
Netball. Football and Rugby
Art/Design and Technology
Body and movement
Greeting someone
Days of the week
Roman army inspiration day (date to be confirmed)
Moana Cinema trip - 9th November
Birch sharing assembly -15th November

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