Lemurs Year 4
Welcome back after the holidays!
Here is a brief outline of the work that we will be covering in each curriculum area during the summer term.
Maths: We will be consolidating and deepening our learning of the four operations, fractions, decimals, measure and time.
English: We will be working on persuasive texts linked to environmental issues. We will also link our Extreme Earth and Tudor topics to our English work.
Science: We will be studying Habitats and Sound.
Geography: We will be exploring Extreme Earth – a range of natural disasters that can occur on our planet.
History: We will be learning about the Tudors, in particular about Henry VIII and his 6 Wives.
Art: The children will be exploring mosaics and sculpture.
DT; Children will be designing and making kites.
RE: Term 5 - Hinduism - What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
Term 6 - Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this?
PE: Children will do tennis, cricket, athletics and handball in their PE lessons.
Computing: We are Meteorologists - Collect weather data, use a spreadsheet to record data, analyse data and present the weather.
Term 6 - We are typists - Using free software - Typing club: Touch typing to increase speed and efficiency.
We will also be covering E-Safety.
I will continue to give homework on a Wednesday and this will be collected on the following Monday. I will continue to give the children spellings termly, which will be tested on a Friday. Altogether the homework should take no more than 90 minutes each week (in accordance with Government recommendations). Please remember that if your child has spent 30 minutes on one piece of work and has ‘had enough,’ stop, and just write a little note on the work.
I expect children to read or to listen to reading regularly at home and all children have a diary in which you can write any comments.
All PE is expected to be outdoors, therefore please ensure your child has trainers at school. These are more supportive of the foot/ankle than plimsolls. PE sessions will be on a Wednesday and Thursday. Long hair will need to be tied back and earrings should be removed or covered.
I hope that you will find this information useful and if you have any queries please come and discuss them with us.