Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 4! Finally, the longer days are upon us and fingers crossed we get to see a sprinkle of sunshine soon too!
Before we begin, we would like to take the time to thank you all for your support throughout the Spring Term. We are so incredibly lucky to have such a supportive cohort of parents and carers! Thank you!
As we begin the final term of Year 4, we thought we would share with you an overview of learning for this term. We will continue to structure much of our learning around feature topics, however, some subjects will still be taught discretely, as they may not easily dovetail into the overall theme.
During the Summer Term, our main focus area will be based on Geography, and our new topic will be ‘Rio’ and ‘Rivers’. We will be learning all about physical and human geography within South America, and comparing this with the United Kingdom. We will be exploring the Amazon River and the Amazon Rainforest; finding out more about deforestation and the effects this has on the environment. This will link beautifully with our writing, as we will be publishing persuasive letters linked to preventing deforestation. Later in the term, we will be utilising the pupil’s incredible imagination skills within our writing, as we will be creating setting descriptions based on the Amazon Rainforest.
As we are currently unable to shuttle books to and from school, we would encourage the children to continue reading regularly at home.
Just a reminder, that all children have received logins to the School Library Service and Collins Big Cat via email. Both websites have an incredible choice of reading books and E-books, and the Big Cat website has book-band files, where all pupils have been allocated books by their class teacher.
We would really encourage you to explore these wonderful resources, as they will really benefit the children’s reading.
Home Learning will continue to be set on a Monday’s via Teams, to be Turned in the following Monday. These will include spelling challenges, and multiplication practises, to ensure that pupils will be ready for their spelling tests, which are conducted every Friday. Towards the latter end of the Summer Term, pupils will be set a two-week Remote Learning task linked to our Artist, Andy Goldsworthy.
Later in the Summer Term, we will be teaching our Sex and Relationship programme - ‘Growing Up’. This unit is part of our Personal, Social and Health Education, and will involve discussions, role play and circle time to help children think about their ‘relationships’ and ‘changes’. A letter will be sent out in due course, inviting you to attend an information event.
P.E. and Games:
Every Tuesday, your child will need a full P.E. kit. Trainers are more suitable for outdoor games and a tracksuit for colder days. Long hair must be tied up, and earrings either removed or taped up, so please provide the tape.
We are all looking forward to a very happy and successful term!! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org.