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You can find out what we are currently learning on our Curriculum Newsletter.
A big welcome to year 4, we are really looking forward to working with your child and you throughout the year. We are proud of the bespoke curriculum that we have developed for year 4 helping them to progress towards upper Key Stage 2. We will be updating the class pages with photos and the exciting things we have been doing as often as possible.
In year 4 we work as a team, we help and support each other as we become more independent learners. We have the St Peters & Clifton Spirit at the heart of what we do and we are proud of our achievements big and small.
This half term our curriculum topic is ‘I am more than a name.’ Using the books ‘The One and Only Ivan’ by Katherine Applegate and ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman the children will be exploring identity and expectations based on appearance. They will create character and setting descriptions and produce posters using persuasive language. In history, Year 4 will be learning about mining in the area and the impact that it had on communities. We will be visiting the amazing local National Coal Mining Museum. In science, ‘Electricity’ is the focus, with the children learning about the invention of the lightbulb and creating their own series circuits to make buzzers, lights and motors work. In maths this half term, Year 4 will focus on place value and mastering the written methods for addition and subtraction. It is in Year 4 that children are asked to complete the Government’s statutory ‘Multiplication Test Check’ so it is important that regular practise of all the tables up to 12x12 takes place this year, and support from home is vital for children to master all the facts for quick recall.
PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. The children should bring their PE kit in a bag and will get changed for PE at school on these days. All items should be named. Outdoor kit is required at the moment.
Spellings are being done in school every morning so your child will not be bringing home a spelling book.
Reading is a very important skill that the children need to access all areas of the curriculum, you can support us with your child’s reading journey by listening to your child read for 10 minutes every night. This can then be recorded in the reading record.
Homework is set weekly and needs to be returned each Thursday. TTRock Star will be set every Friday and times table tests will be done regularly.
We had a great start to the year and we are looking forward to further developing our skills throughout the school year.