Welcome back, we hope you have had a relaxing spring term holiday and are now recharged and ready to learn lots of new topics in a jam packed 5 weeks.
Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
In Maths the children will be working on fractions. The Year 3 children will be counting in tenths, adding and subtracting fractions and finding and comparing fractions.
The Year 4 children will be counting in hundredths, adding and subtracting fractions, finding equivalent fractions and simplifying mixed numbers and improper fractions.
The year 4 children will then be moving onto a unit of work on decimals.
In Literacy the children will be learning about the features of non-chronological reports. During this unit the childlren will be looking at the features, learning about the importance of subheadings and including pictures with captions. We will start of writing a report all about tigers and for our assessed final piece we will be writing a non-chronological report all about Manchester.
The children will be mainly covering the grammar objectives for their year group but will cover some objectives across years 3 and 4 to recap and extend their learning. Please see our objectives below.
In Science the children will be answering the question 'Why is the music by Arianna Grande enjoyed by so many?' During this time the children will be learning all about sound. This includes learning about how sound travels, what sound vibrations are and how the ear works.
In History the children will be learning about the Romans and answering the question 'Why are the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?' During this time the children will be learning about roman soldiers, what they have done to help us today (including inventions) and how we have been influenced by them today.
The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.
Please click below to assess the TTRS website
In R.E the children will be learning all about symbolism and the meaning of Easter.
Children will require their P.E. kits every Tuesday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.
Children will be given a spelling list every Friday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Thursday. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.
Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school by Wednesday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning or at the end of the school day.
Mrs Thomas and Mrs Khan