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Year 4

Welcome back to school, and welcome to Year 4.

In the Spring term we will be reading an e-book on Incredible Sports in our English lessons and finding out about various sports. This will lead the children into writing their own newspaper reports. The build up to this will be reading different newspaper articles, comparing newspaper reports, devising interview questions and reading and listening to newspaper commentaries.

Reading and comprehension continues every week with texts, which are often related to our book. We will focus on new words from the text and inference skills (reading between the lines). Please remember to listen to your child read regularly at home, ten to 15 minutes, five times a week. Please help support your child’s learning. 

In Maths this term, we will be developing our knowledge on the year 4 maths scheme, which includes place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We also have a huge school focus on word problems where the children have to apply their skills to everyday scenarios.

Remember to continue to practise your times tables. We need to know all our multiplication tables by the end of this year!

Our IPC Topic for this half term is Land, Sea and Sky. Our entry point for the topic will be watching the film 'Finding Nemo.' This will give the children an understanding of the different sea creatures and life under the sea. They will find out how fish adapt to living in water, dissect a fish and label the different parts, the life-cycle of plants and animals. The children will learn about classification keys to group animals and food chains of plants and animals. We will also look at different types of rocks and soils and learn how fossils are formed.

Here's to another successful half term year 4!