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Year 4 Spring Term 2nd Half Newletter

06 Mar 2015

Year 4 Spring Newsletter Second Half Term 2015

                           
 

 
                                                    
 



Well, who would have believed that we are already half-way through Year 4? We have had a great half term and crammed so much into it.
 
Here is a summary of what is coming up this half term:

In English we will be reading the story of Varjak Paw. We will be looking at stories that raise issues and dilemmas. The Big Write focus will be linking paragraphs, using descriptive phrases and using different ways to start sentences. We will also continue to work on our comprehension, including inference skills and grammar.

In Maths, areas of study will include Measuring perimeter and knowing the difference between area/perimeter, constructing and interpreting bar graphs, adding numbers by partitioning, estimating and checking by approximating. Subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers, using appropriate ways of calculating to solve problems. Adding/subtracting near multiples of 10 from 2- or 3- digit numbers. Adding HTU using formal/informal written methods, estimating and checking by approximating.  Using doubling, ×6 multiplication/division and related facts. Comparing and ordering fractions; locating fractions on number line. Recognising equivalence of decimal and fraction forms of 1/2s and 1/10s. We will also, as ever, incorporate solving word problems in lessons.
 
In Science we will be completing our Circuits and Conductors topic and we will then start using the investigative skills we have acquired to explore cause and effect.  We will also plan and carry out some investigations.
                          
In RE we will be looking at the importance of Easter for Christians.
In D & T, we will be making a variety of pop-up cards based around our curriculum topics.
In art, we will be exploring tie-dye techniques and observational drawings.
In History, we will be exploring Crime and Punishment through the ages, starting with the Victorians. Later we will continue with the Romans (our next History topic), finishing with the present day.
In chess, we will be taking part in an international online  challenge called Yes2Chess where children will be working in teams to challenge other pupils across the globe.
In P4C, children will be using skills of questioning to explore different aspects of life, for example, right and wrong, fair/unfair, what is luck?

 
Homework:
As last term:
Maths homework 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 as previous terms.

You will receive an appointment letter for parents’ evening very shortly. Having completed the termly assessments, we will have a good picture of where your children are in their learning.
Best wishes for another fantastic half term.
Miss Lloyd and  Mrs Leftwich
 

 
                                                      
  
 
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