Welcome to Year 4 with Mr Filby.
A warm welcome back to all for this Summer term!
The newest topic on the agenda this term is Traders and Raiders, connecting the fall of the Roman Empire with the rise of Saxons and Vikings in the British Isles. The children will learn about traditional Viking and Saxon art forms, early versions of the monetary system and even meet a *real* Viking at school!
The topic covered over the second half of term will be Misty Mountain Sierra, children will learn about the water cycle, record data based on climate, study animals that live in mountainous regions, discover how the world’s contours and land-masses were first formed as well as investigating the famous and illusive Yeti.
Writing opportunities are normally inspired via the current topic. These will be taught through lessons that cover the year 4 objectives, along with daily grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons.
As normal, guided reading will happen once a week in a group with the teacher, although children are required to read and bring in their guided reading book every day.
This term we will be mostly reviewing past topics such as data, decimals and rounding as well as consolidating their division and multiplication strategies.
As usual, children are expected to spend 30 minutes reading every day independently. 10 minutes of mental maths or times tables practice should also be completed each day. This is in addition to the homework they will be set weekly. Please make sure your child is completing their homework to their best standard. Presentation should be as carefully done as it is in their class exercise books.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The year 4 team and myself would like to thank the parents for their continued support in all areas, as well as the children for a great second term. We’re all looking forward to the sunshine, fun and learning in the term ahead.