St. Therese’s Class (Year 4)
Welcome back to Term 2! Our Topic this term is ‘Around the World’ and our learning will literally take us all over the place! In English we will be reading the magical ‘Tales of Wisdom and Wonder’. Drawing on this rich and mythical text we will aim to produce some high quality writing of our own. To complement our learning in English, we will be learning about the wider world in Geography. This will include developing map skills and drawing comparisons between different cities and countries.
In Art and DT we will be learning about the lives and artistic styles of a range of European artists including Van Gogh, Klimt and Mondrian. The children will also have the opportunity to get hands-on with some Christmas Craft activities.
In French, we will be learning some French songs as well as looking in to festive customs in France. In Science, the children will be learning all about states of matter – solids, liquids and gases is a great topic to ‘play about with’ at home.
As usual, we expect children to read at least three times a week in order to develop a real love of reading and books. Please do take the time to hear them read at home, and take the time to write a comment in their Reading Journal.
Homework and spellings are set on a Friday and are due in on Thursdays. If you have any questions or concerns about the homework, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will try to be of assistance. Spellings and times-tables test will take place on a Thursday, so do please support your child with preparing for these - we don't want any child to feel stressed and unprepared.
To enhance your child's learning in school, Mathletics homework will continue to be set every Monday (due in the following Monday by 8.50am) - the topics I assign tie-in directly with the work that your child has been doing that week at school, and should consolidate their understanding. This term we are looking at multiplication and division. If a child gets a score of 25% or less in a Mathletics activity I will automatically reassign that task and would urge you to sit with your child to support them with understanding the activity assigned to them.
In terms of 'housekeeping', the children will continue to have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a full PE kit in school on these days. A number of children did not have appropriate footwear last term.
Please also ensure that your child comes to school with a full bottle of water every day please.
For an overview of what other wonderful topics we'll be covering this year, please take a look at the Curriculum Overview below.
Mrs Pomeroy and I are really looking forward to the term ahead.
Examples of Learning Logs