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Year 4

Welcome back to school, and welcome to Year 4.

In the Summer term we will be looking at The Wind in the Willows in our English lessons and trying to write our own diary entries and information texts.

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 fractions, decimals and coordinates. Position and direction in the first quadrant, and writing decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths. 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 for the times table challenge! We need to know All our multiplication tables by the end of this year!

Our history topic this term is 'Somewhere to settle'. We will be discovering about new settlements from years gone by. Discussing what settlers needed and deciding where the best places to settle would be. The children will be able to research information that they want to find out at school, but any time they have at home to research will be fantastic. Hopefully by the end of the topic all the children will be experts!

In Science this term we are concentrating on Electricity. We will look at renewable and non-renewable sources, everyday electrical appliances and how to build circuits.The children will be able to complete experiments and really get their scientific brains working hard.

Here's to another successful half term year 4!