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Year 4 Autumn term 2nd Half

05 Nov 2014


 
 

                             Year 4 Newsletter Autumn Term 2nd half.
Welcome back to another dynamic half term in Year 4. We are continuing with our Victorian theme up till the end of this term. However for the start of this half term, we will using the BBC’s 10 pieces of music website for our topic work. Our chosen piece is Mars, the Bringer of War from the Holst Planets suite.
After the creative fortnight, we will resume our usual timetable. In  English, we will be  writing our own newspapers, information texts and poetry. Within guided reading, we will be focusing on stories with Historical settings by Charles Dickens  In RE, we will be exploring the Christmas Journey of all the people who were part of the Nativity story.  In Design and Technology, we will be making a decoupage Victorian style Christmas or greeting card, and in music, we will be continuing to learn about scales within melodies.  In addition to this we will be studying States of Matter in Science.
In Maths, areas of study will include decimals, percentages and their equivalent fractions
measurement, statistics, mental multiplication and division and written formal methods for all operations.

Dates for your diary:
Parents evenings Tuesday 18th November 3.45-7.45 and Wednesday 19th November 3.45-5.45
Year 4 Assembly for Parents and Victorian Day - 5th December at 9 a.m. in the main hall.
Visit to Highams Park Baptist Church - Friday 12th December
Visit to the Ragged School Museum Tuesday 16th  December
KS2 Carol Concert. Details to be confirmed.


Reminders:
Just to remind you, PE days are the same as last term but please ensure that yourchild has something warm to wear as activities will take place outside if the weather is fine.
Tuesday –Swimming up till Tuesday 25th November.
Wednesday ~ Multi-skills  and Street dance.

Homework:
Maths homework  and tables test will be sent home on Fridays to be returned by the following Thursday.
Spellings will be set weekly and tested a week later.
Reading Books will be changed through the week and each group will have a specific day when books are changed.
Can we politely remind you that it is essential you read at home with your child, or if they are advanced, you can ask them comprehension questions to ensure they are understanding what they are reading.

As always, you are very welcome to speak to us after school.
If you feel you need a longer time to talk, please ring the office in advance to arrange an appointment.

Best wishes for another brilliant half term.
Miss Lloyd,Mrs Leftwich, Mrs Watson and Miss Tawn

 
 
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