Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Year 4 Curriculum Newsletter

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicolls
Executive Headteacher: Mr M Drakes

Year 4 - Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome back to the Autumn Term, we hope you had a fabulous Summer! Hopefully, you find this letter informative; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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 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.

A reminder that all children received their mathletics account details last term and are encouraged to make the most of this resource.  

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practice their words every evening. Spelling books must be brought in on Fridays, which is also when the weekly test happens. This will be closely monitored.
P.E and Art Lessons
Ash and Birch will have PE and art lessons on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child is in possession of a full, named PE kit 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 regular time to support the children then it would be warmly welcomed.

This term promises to be an exciting one full of enrichment! Please see below for the experiences that will take place this term.
Romans workshop 26.9.18
Dogs Trust workshop 16.10.18
Pantomime 18.12.18
Mary Poppins creative sessions & film (on-going)
In addition to this, the children will be visiting and singing in Church as part of our christmas celebrations - date to be confirmed.

Stay & Learn sessions
We welcome all Year 4  parents into class on the following dates to work with your children.
Reading 2.10.18
Maths 15.11.18

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, please inform your child’s class teacher as we welcome any suggestions you may have.
Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to year ahead and are sure it will be full of fabulous learning experiences!

Yours sincerely,

         Miss Estall                                                                                Miss Hamlin
   Ash class teacher          Birch Class Teacher
       Year 4 Lead

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
Human senses
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

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