Year 4 Spring 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the new year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and we look forward to working with you and your child in 2017.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Spring term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Spring term.

 

Mathematics

Decimals and fractions  e.g 0.1  =  1/10

Ordering, rounding

Multiply & divide by 10

Problem solving

Measures: time, mass, perimeter, area

 

English

Minpins – Whole school unit of work

Explanation texts – The Shirt Machine

Information texts – related to The Romans

Sound poetry

 

Science

Sound and the Ear

 

History

Romans; everyday life in Roman Britain; Roman roads, towns, buildings, temple, basilica, baths, amphitheatre, forum, school, villa; technology, hypocaust; art, mosaics, religion

Roman Man visit day (there will be a small charge for this).

 

Art

Linked to the Romans topic – mosaics, 3D models, collage & painting

 

RE

Being modest and listening to others. Friendship.                 Being merciful and forgiving

Cultivating inclusion, identity and belonging.                         Being regardful of suffering.

Music

Tobin music scheme.

Pictures at an Exhibition – looking at changes of mood in music.

Design Technology

Children design & make their own pencil case.

 

PE/Games

Gymnastics

Net and Wall

 

ICT

Tessellation – Link to Roman mosaic

A Roman census – research. Using Excel/data base.

Creating their own Roman presentation

 

Homework

Thank you for your co-operation in signing homework diaries.

Maths – Monday for the following Monday.

Spellings – Monday for the following Monday.

English – Monday for the following Monday.

Please encourage your child to do their homework in a quiet place and feel free to check their work.. They may need other help and we encourage you to give it.  If this is the case please write a note to that effect in the diary or by the piece of work in their book. Could you also please read with your child 3 times a week and complete the reading diary accordingly. Maths passport should also be practised each week.

Also please let us know if your child is regularly spending more or less than 20-30 minutes on their homework.

 

Equipment

All uniform, especially sweatshirts must be labelled for ease of identification if lost or misplaced.  Please ensure that your child has a pencil for lessons.

 

Dinner money

Please pay dinner money via your ParentPay account if possible or put money in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount enclosed on the front. Cost of dinners this year is £2.15 per day.

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

 

Class information

  • Parents Evening Thursdays 9th and 16th February
  • Please ensure that all of your child’s PE kit is named and that pumps are the correct size. PE this term will be on a Monday and Tuesday. Could all clothing and belongings please be re-named as names labels do fade and many are becoming difficult to read.

You may have seen on the newsletters and calendar of events that the Y4 class assembly is on Wednesday 15th February at 9.00 a.m.  This will take place in Johnson Hall and all parents are invited.

On a Friday afternoon, while the Y4 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of music and one hour of French.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Miss Acris & Mr Williams