Welcome to the Summer Term!
The adults in class 4 are Mrs. Ncube and Ms. Barker.
PE and Forest School are every Friday and children are asked to come in PE kits. It is advised that jewellery and watches stay at home and any long hair should be tied back.
Homework will be set every Friday, to be checked the following Thursday, and this will consist of activities from mathletics, times tables, and spellings. Additional homework may occasionally be set if children need further practice at particular skills or work in class.
As you are probably aware, the government recently created a times table check at the end of year 4. To prepare the children for this, please encourage the children to regularly practise their tables. This can be done using the websites below:
Information for parents, regarding Multiplication Tables Check:
Information for parents: 2022 multiplication tables check (publishing.service.gov.uk)
The Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) explained | TheSchoolRun
In the first half of the Summer Term, we will explore Decimals (Part 2) and then move on to Measurement (Money and Time). Class 4 will further look at Properties of shapes, Statistics and Position and Direction in the second half of the Summer Term. The following websites will help consolidate children's learning:
Maths Zone Cool Learning Games
Primary Resources - KS2, KS1, Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4, Twinkl
CPD Training | Free maths resources | White Rose Maths
Hamilton Trust | Lesson Plans for Primary Teachers | Hamilton Trust (hamilton-trust.org.uk)
In our English lessons, we will be exploring Free Verse and Descriptive Poetry in the first half of the term. We will then further study Playscripts and get the opportunity to explore Narrative writing (Aesop's Fables) and Diary Writing in the second half.
The following websites will support children's learning:
Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home | Oxford Owl
English for Kids | EnglishClub
Kids Poems, Short, Easy, Free Online Poems for Kids & Children in English (kidsworldfun.com)
Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)
Our class read for the summer term is Who Let the Gods Out?, which we will delve into, at least three times a week. Parents/ Carers are encouraged to read with children for at least 10 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Children can explore/read any suitable material that is acceptable. For example: Books from home, comic strips, cookery books, board game instructions, web pages etc. These are free reading websites that children can access from Ipads, phones etc:
Epic | The Leading Digital Library for Kids | Unlimited Access to 40,000 of the Best Children's Books & Learning Videos (getepic.com)
Children's Book Reviews, Recommendations and Free Opening Extracts | Lovereading4kids UK
Reading at Home - Oxford Owl for Home
The class 4 scientists will investigate Materials this term. The following are sites with a range of resources to support science learning:
Games and apps | Science Museum
The children will experience Investigating weather and Online Safety, which will develop their teamwork skills and confidence. The following sites will support the children's computing experience:
Home learning – 50 free apps and websites for KS1 and KS2 pupils (teachwire.net)
KS2 Scratch Tinkering Animation - Remixes (mit.edu)
Class 4 will discover how religious groups contribute to society and culture, and explore what Muslims believe about God.
Humanities (History and Geography)
In our History lessons, we will investigate how children's lives have changed and find out what a river is and how it is formed , in Geography.
Children will study formal elements of Art and they will design and create a slingshot car, in Design and Technology.
Cricket and Athletics will be tackled in our PE lessons.
In the PSHE lessons, children will explore relationships and how puberty may change the way that they feel.