Welcome to the Summer Term of Year 4. This letter is to remind you about life in Year 4, as well as to suggest how you can continue to support your child in school.
This term’s topic is ROTTEN ROMANS! We will be learning about life in ancient Rome as well as learning about what the Romans did for us. The children will be investigating and researching all aspects of ancient Rome including: gladiators, food, mosaics and also the expansion of the Roman Empire.
Homework- Spellings, Times Tables and Reading
Reading will continue as per last term, with 6 reads per week (3 with an adult, 3 from your child). We would like to thank you for your continued support in encouraging your child to read at home. It has been great to see that their comments are becoming more detailed and the children are justifying their opinion regarding the text they have read. We’d like to continue to encourage this, as well as promoting reading books from a range of different genres - this will continue to help broaden the children’s reading experiences. Please ensure that the ‘Big Books’ are being returned back to school. We have a limited number of each book per class. If your child is not enjoying the book, we are happy for them to exchange it for an alternative.
We have seen the children’s confidence continue to grow with their ‘Learn Its’ - 42 addition and times tables questions. The children should now be learning their times tables at speed - It is a National Curriculum expectation that children know all of their times tables (up to 12 x 12) by the end of Year 4. We will also continue with our ‘Written Arithmetic’ every Friday. The sheets will be sent home regularly so that you can see your child’s progress - there are also optional pieces of homework which the children can access online via Education City.
Kennet – Tuesday (Basketball) and Thursday
Wandle – Thursday and Friday- Basketball lessons will be after May half term on a Tuesday
Tyne – Tuesday (Basketball) and Thursday.
Important Dates for Your Diary
Tuesday 23rd April – Back to School
Wednesday 24th April – Friday 26th : Sayers Croft Residential
Thursday 2nd May - Orchestra Assembly 9am
Thursday 2nd May - International Evening
Friday 3rd May – Kennet Class Assembly - 9am
Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday
Tuesday 7th May - World Hemophilia Day (Wear red)
Wednesday 8th May – Wandle Class Assembly - 9am
Thursday 9th May – Tyne Class Assembly - 9am
27th May - 31st May - Half Term
Monday 3rd June - Back to school
Saturday 29th June - Summer Fair
Thursday 4th July - Junior Sports Day
Friday 19th July - End of term.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing another productive term with you all.
Mrs Rondeau, Miss Murphy & Mrs Swida.