Year 4 Autumn Newsletter 2019
I would just like to welcome you to Year 4 and let you know your child has settled down into the routine of Year 4 life very well. . During this autumn term we are starting our new topic called Amazonian adventure. We will be locating Rainforests around the world and looking into all aspects of them, including climate, plant life, animals and tribes that live there.
In English we will be looking at stories from other cultures which overlaps nicely with our rainforest topic.
In Maths we will be revisiting place value, mental and written methods for addition and subtraction and also properties of shape.
Our RE topic this term is The Bible. Here we will be looking closely at the bible and the many books that it contains. We will also be focusing on Old Testament stories.
During the term our Science topic is habitats and plants which also overlaps with our topic work. Here we will look at animal classification, also the parts of plants and what plants need to survive. We will also be looking into photosynthesis.
Things you could do at home
- Please read with your child as regularly as possible. I ask for a minimum of three times a week. Daily if possible.
- When reading, check for meaning and understanding.
- New spellings will be given every Tuesday, for a test on Friday.
- Practise times tables on a regular basis. Your child should know all of their times tables.
At the start of our topic, I sent out a sheet with key information regarding our topic work. Please use this as a talking point and look at the vocabulary together with your child.
Any additional work can be done at home for a family point. Please ensure this work is signed.
Can you make sure your child has full named P.E kit in school at all times? PE is on Thursdays.