Monday, 29 April 2019

Year 4 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer

Year 4 - Summer Curriculum Newsletter

A warm welcome back to the Summer 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 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 Summer Term. 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. 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  mathletics, rockstars, My Book Blog and Literacy planet which they have their login details to. .

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 on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child is in possession of a full, named PE kit.

A reminder that Year 4 will be going swimming this term, you have received a separate letter about this and information can be found on the blog. Please ensure your child brings in their swimming kit on the correct days (including swimming hats) as this is part of the curriculum expectations for children in Year 4.

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.

Stay & Learn sessions
We look forward to welcoming you into class on the following dates: 9th May & 20th June

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

Summer Term

1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Fiction: Historical Stories
Non Fiction: Diary entry
Fiction: A story from another culture
Non Fiction: Explanation
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read. For a good selection of children’s books, visit your local library.
Measurement Money
Geometry- Properties of Shape
Geometry- Position and Direction
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:
Repetition, loops and debugging (Espresso)
Let’s Navigate
Land use
Economy and trade
Changes over time
Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle
Rounders, Athletics and Cricket
Art/Design and Technology
Focus artists
Snacks and Food, Fruit and Vegetables, Supermarket, Leisure Activities, Time, Pets
In School Workshop
London navigation trip

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