This will be a really exciting half term in Year 4. We have a great topic for our learning challenge as we ask, ‘Why is the Thames so important to London?” This learning challenge will cover some interesting topics such as finding London on a map, looking at how different people use the river and planning a journey from school to the Thames! We will also be comparing and contrasting the art work of Georgia O’Keefe and Henri Rousseau. Once we have looked at the styles of these two artists, we will be having a go at drawing and painting the canal in Uppermill in their styles.
As a whole school, we are focusing on reading and improving the range of vocabulary that children understand and use. In Year 4, we will be focusing on a fantastic book that is linked to our learning challenge – The Wind in the Willows. So far the children are really enjoying the new text and learning some fantastic new vocabulary.
During this term in Math, we will be focusing on decimals, symmetry and measurement.
In Literacy, we will be looking at the different features of a narrative and writing our own version of The Wind in the Willows.
We will still have our weekly guitar lessons every Tuesday with Mr Hemmingway!
Our P.E. lessons are usually on Monday and Wednesday. However, this term we will only have 1 P.E lesson as we will also be taking part in dance lessons every Thursday with SJ Dance! We look forward to inviting all of our lovely parents in at the end of term to show you our amazing dance skills!
Homework will be given to you every Friday. You will have spellings to learn and various pieces of homework for our other subjects. You should also try to read for at least 10 minutes every evening. When you read your book at home, it is important to talk about the book to a brother, sister or parent. When you are talking about the book some good questions to ask and answer are:
- Where is the book set?
- Who is the main character?
- How did they feel when this happened?
- What do you think could happen next?
- Have you got any questions you would like to ask the author?
- And remember, you always need to justify! Find evidence to back up your answers.
I expect everyone to continue working hard and be proud of what you have achieved.
Parents and carers are welcome to discuss any questions or concerns with me at the beginning or the end of each day.