Phase 3

Year 4

Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a restful Christmas break.  We are looking forward to this half term and hope you find the following information about our main areas of learning helpful.

Curriculum overview for this half term (please refer to the topic web for further details)

Topic:  Britain Then and Now

We are excited to be starting a new topic with

History as a lead subject.

Our main learning links to other subjects will be made through the wider concepts of:

Friendship, Fairness, Power and Innovation

Subject Main Learning
Literacy
  • Dramatic writing through Oliver Twist
  • Figurative and descriptive language
  • Writing in the first person - diary entries/letters
  • Poetry techniques
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Verb tenses
  • Fronted adverbials
Spelling
  • Year 3/4 word list
  • Spelling rules – Year 4 National Curriculum
Maths
  • Number – Multiplication and division
  • Measurement – Area
  • Fractions
Science
  • Electricity
  • States of Matter
Creative Curriculum
  • Britain Then and Now – a comparative study between the Victorian Era and modern times

Learning this Half-Term

As part of our topic study, all of Year 4 will be taking part in Merton Music Foundation production of Oliver Twist.  The event requires audience participation and the children are busy learning songs for the show.  The event takes place on Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 at 1.30pm.  More details to follow nearer the time.

Sharing our Learning

Last term it was lovely to see so many of you at the One Drum Event and at the Christmas Concerts. This half-term we look forward to sharing our learning with you with a short performance of some of the songs from Oliver at pick up time– a date to follow.

National Portrait Gallery Trip

As you will remember last year the children were photographed for the Steve McQueen Year 3 exhibition.  We will be taking the children to view their class portraits in March and looking forward to our own special viewings!

Homework diaries

Please record any books that your child is reading at home in the homework diary and sign it.  If you do not have a copy of the Year 4 recommended reading list, be sure to ask your child’s teacher for a copy.  Homework will continue with spellings and maths every week.  A topic related task will be assigned fortnightly.

Equipment for lessons

Please ensure that your child is fully equipped each day for school, including bringing in a handwriting pen, pencil, water bottle and full PE kit including suitable footwear. We would welcome any donations of tissues.

Healthy School

Please remember that your child should have a healthy snack that conforms to the school policy of no nutsAlso, as an alternative to sending in sweets to celebrate your child’s birthday, please consider sending in a book from our reading list with a Happy Birthday greeting in the book from your child to the class.

We appreciate the support and encouragement you give to your child and hope that this information helps you to be involved in his or her learning. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Mrs Dumont, Mrs Howson, Mr Lowe and Miss Ringrow

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