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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration

Year 4

WELCOME TO YEAR 4

 

We have two classes in Year 4:  In 4C, the children will be taught by Miss Capocci and in 4J, the children will be taught by Mr Johal.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are: Mrs Kashif, Mrs Popa, Mrs Little and Mrs Adal.

 

All children should be sent to school with a water bottle.

 

Summer Term 2022

 

 INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRICULUM IN YEAR 4

 

MATH

Our focus for the summer term will be to focus on money, time, statistics and properties of shape. We will use the skills learnt to solve reasoning and problem-solving questions. Twice a week we will complete a Terrific Times Tables quiz to help children learn their times tables. It is expected that by the end of Year 4, almost all children can recall times tables facts to 12 x 12. All children have their login details and can access MyMaths, Mathletics and TTRS from home.


ENGLISH  

This term our fiction focus text type is descriptive writing with a purpose to entertain and engage the audience. Our new exciting fiction book that we will draw upon during our English lessons, is 'Brightstorm'. We will draw on the features, vocabulary and sentence structure, as well as other grammatical features required to successful write a setting description based on the sky-ship from Brightstorm. 

 

READING

Using an exciting range of texts, we will continue to develop our love for reading. We will be reading various extracts daily in our Whole Class Reading sessions and applying our reading skills and strategies to infer, predict and retrieve information. At home, children should read for a minimum of 10 minutes everyday. They should fill in their reading records to show that they have read. Reading Records will be checked by class teachers once a week.

 

 

GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY

This term our History topic will be about the Romans. We will focus on the Roman Empire where the children will have the opportunity to discover how the Roman Empire expanded. During our topic, the children will develop an understanding as to why the Romans invaded other countries, with a specific focus on Britain, and how the Romans invasion influenced the way of life in Britain. 

 

 

STEM (Science)

In science we will be learning about electricity, where the children will be able to develop an understanding of electrical circuits and what they consist of. The children will be able to identify common appliances that run on electricity, whilst considering the type of electricity these appliances use. Throughout this unit, our pupils will be able to build on their scientific enquiry skills through practical experiments, such as constructing various electrical circuits and developing an understanding of what type of materials are conductors and insulators. This will provide children with the opportunity to continue to develop the scientific skills and working scientifically. 

 

PE

This term in PE will will be focusing on developing our cricket and golf skills . Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct PE kit. The school PE kits consist of: a white or burgundy t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls or plain black/white trainers. Please make sure your children's PE kit is labelled. . PE kits will be sent home every week to be washed.

 

PE is on a Monday and Tuesday.

 

HOMEWORK

The usual homework timetable for Year 4 is as follows:

  • Daily reading for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  • Friday: Spellings are given out. Spelling tests take place on the following Friday.
  • Wednesday: Maths homework is sent out and is to be completed by the following Wednesday (MyMaths/ Timestables Rockstars / Mathletics).
  • Wednesday: Homework Books will be sent home on Wednesday and should be brought back for Monday. 
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