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Year 4 spring term 2

Welcome to year 4

Oakes Class - Mrs Jarvis/Mrs Widdowson           

Parkin Class - Mr Jones

Teaching assistants - Mrs Patrick/Miss Dakin/Miss Vardy

 

Hello everyone. We're really pleased to start back with everyone in school. It's been a real delight to see so many smiling faces on day one. Here is our home page where you can find lots of information about the current term along with a little bit of guidance to help you and your child through the next couple of months.

 

 This week we would also like you to start on Spring workout 1 on both of your CGP homework books. We will be marking these together every Monday starting on the 15th of March.

 

Important weekly dates

 

Every Wednesday fortnightly - Forest schools

Each class will take part in an afternoon's forest school activity with Mrs Patrick. You will receive a text to let you know when your child's week will be. Make sure they have a full forest school kit on that day.

Every Thursday - PE

Please make sure your child has a PE kit with all of the clothing named in school on a permanent basis.

Please make sure that your child has the following items in school on a weekly basis; reading book, reading record/diary and the CGP homework books for both English & Maths (these will be marked on a Monday)

  

Curriculum focus

  

English 

This term we will be focusing on the book 'Bill's New Frock' as part of our book study. The learning will focus on our inferential reading skills and reading comprehension. Each child will have a booklet which will guide them through the various chapters. In writing, we will be continuing our work using the Goblinology workbooks, and continue to focus on sentence structure, making sure that all of the sentences written make sense. Then children will need to further develop their sentences using different sentence types before finally producing sentences that link and flow into paragraphs.

Please continue to listen to your child reading as often as possible. This is vital! In addition to this, we would like the children to quiz at home at least once a week on the Accelerated Reading website and to make sure they also update their reading record after reading.

We will also be encouraging children to spend 3 sessions of 20 minutes per week using Lexia in school. If you wish, you child can also access this from home if they would like additional learning.
Spelling Frame - Make sure your child quizzes on their new spellings every week and plays the games for between 10 to 30 minutes. What do all the words have in common? Does your child know the spelling rule? Are these spellings being put into their everyday writing? New spellings will be given out every Monday and tested the following Monday. If you are unsure which week's spellings your child is learning, check on the Spelling Frame page and the current spellings will be clearly visible. 

 

Maths

This term we are focusing on fractions. This is a very important area to cover. Throughout the term we will be revisiting some of the areas we missed because of the lockdown in March 2020. This will mean that we will be covering both the year 3 and year 4 curriculum to make sure your child has solid foundations on which to build.

TTRockstars - make sure your child completes at least one soundcheck and one studio game and then spends another 10-15 minutes improving their times tables. The key here is to learn times table looking for patterns and connections. Search for even/odd/ connections and links to other multiples. Do the answers have anything in common?

 

Unit of Learning 

 This term we will be learning all about Riddings and the locality. The topic combines a mixture of history and geography and we very much value your help with it. Your child will be learning about maps, Riddings past and present, where Riddings is in the world and will be learning how to use modern technology to find their way around the world.

 

We hope your child is happy returning to school. We want to make sure they have the best possible experience whilst ensuring they are well placed with their learning to make the next steps forward as they approach year 5. If we can be of any further help or support please do not hesitate to contact us.