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Welcome to Class 4’s Tremors

This term we will be looking the mighty and overwhelming energies of Mother Nature’s roar deep within the earth.  Over the term the children will be learning about the movement of tectonic plates, what happens when a volcano erupts, mud slides and the formation of different types of rocks?  After half term we will be discovering the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse into their savage and deadly effects.  We will be going back in time, visiting the ancient city of historical Pompeii, frozen in time. 

In Maths, we will continue to revise the four main operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as looking a shape, graphs and statistics.  The children will spend time on TT Rock stars and Reflex maths both of which can be accessed at home.

In literacy, we will be writing a recount from our educational visit, an historical narrative related to the volcanic eruption in Pompeii and a newspaper report. Please encourage your child to share what they have been learning about in class and to do their own research at home.

 

PE

This term we will be focusing on team games and athletics. P.E lessons are on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings; therefore, could you please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school for these days. As some lessons will be taking place outside, where possible, sensible shoes and a warm jumper will be needed too. Your child’s name must be written in every piece of clothing and footwear. Girls’ hair should be tied up and jewellery removed at home.  Also Year 4 children will be swimming on a Wednesday Afternoon and so will need their swimsuits, caps and towels.

 

 

Homework:

Each week your child will have:

  • 10 spellings to learn
  • A short maths homework task and/or short SPaG task

These will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned to school by the following Thursday.

In line with school policy, class 4 have a reading challenge encouraging children to read at least three times a week for ten minutes to an adult. Reading can include your child's school book or any online books on Bug Club. Reading diaries will be checked each week on a Friday morning.

Project homework task will also be set termly.

 

Important dates: Project homework returned by 5th July.

 

I hope you are all as excited for this topic as I am and thank you all for your support and hard work thus far. 

 

Kind regards, Miss Cooke.

 

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