Autumn 1- Fabulous Facts
New to Year 4
Year 4 Autumn Newsletter 2020
A massive welcome you to Year 4. 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. We will also be learning our times tables. We need to learn and know all of them up to 12s.
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. Reading books will be give out on a Monday. Your child will receive two books. These need to be kept at home all week and then brought back to school on Friday. The books will be quarantined over the weekend and then new books will be given out the following Monday. Your child will also have a book in school that we will read with them regularly. I ask that you read as much as you can. If your child finishes both books, re-read or read something else that you may have at home.
- 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. We will have to complete the statutory times tables test in June 2021. All pupils will be taking part in this. Please make the most of the Mathshed subscription we have. If you require your log child's log in, then please get in touch.
At the start of each half term, I will send 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.
Our PE will be on a Thursday. Due to the current situation we ask that your child comes to school on PE days wearing joggers. This is so changing is not required. Pumps can be kept at school in a bag on your child'e peg.