Welcome to Year 4!Welcome back to the Spring Term! Year 4 will be continue to be taught by Mrs Wood (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Gabe (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). We will be supported by Mrs Newton and Mr Gaston.Our Spring term curriculumThis term our geographybased unit will be North America. We will learn which countries make up this continent, find out about some of the states of the USA, look at the explorers who discovered the continent and find out about the native americans.Our science unit for the first half term will be Sound and after half term we will be learning about Living Things. Our learning in RE will focus on what Christians learn from the story of Creation, Adam and Eve during the first half term. In the second half term we will focus on Easter and its relevance to Christians today .Our Art topic this half term is ‘British Art’ where we will be learning about famous British artists and recreating famous paintings, as well as creating our own artwork influenced by the artist we have studied. Next half term we will look at the American artist Andy Warhol.In ICT we will further develop our skills using Powerpoint and create our own presentations. PEOur PE days this term will be Thursday and Friday. We will be practising football skills and be covering the Outdoor and Adventurous Activities unit, so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit including trainers. Homework and spellingsHomework will be continue to be set on a Friday and due in on Wednesdays. There will be a literacy or topic task and a maths task each week. Spellings will also be sent home and should be practised regularly. ReadingThank you to all those who are supporting their children with reading at home. Please continue to enjoy sharing books with your child. It is important that they are reading regularly at home and also discussing their reading. Their reading diary should be signed by an adult at least three times a week. We check their diaries on Wednesdays. If you have any questions we are always available to speak to you at the end of the school day.
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