Welcome to Mrs Foster's Year 4 Class Page
Summer Term 2019
Many thanks for your continued support.
This term will be learning about life in Ancient Greece. The Ancient Greeks lived around 3,500 years ago their legacy shapes the world we live in today. For some people, life in Greece was good, and many lived in busy towns and cities. They built many temples and very important building that all stood on hills. We will learn about daily life and how they tried to make sense of the world with Philosophy. In computing, we will be be learning about how code is used to create the WWW and we will even be using HTML to create our own web pages about Ancient Greece.
In PE we will be developing our multi-skills and learning about Athletics.
This term we will continue to develop our writing skills, through Greek Myths we will develop characterisation and setting descriptions, working on sentence structure and vocabulary that will support this topic. We will also be exploring persuasive texts, an considering how we can influence people to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans. While we will be learning new grammar and writing techniques, it is vitally important that we continue to focus on handwriting and presentation – A massive well done to those children who have already got their Pen Licence!
We will focus this term mental methods for multiplication and division, followed by work on position, to include co-ordinates. As all pupils are required to know their multiplication facts up to 12x12 by the end of year 4, we will continue to work hard to learn these facts. As a school we use TTRS and we will be celebrating the children’s success in class – please practise at home – as this is the key to knowing these facts inside and out. It is truly amazing how much easier the children find maths when these key facts are learnt.
PS – Parents – Don’t be afraid – you too can learn these facts with your children!
Homework will be set each week on a Tuesday ( to be handed in on the following Monday) and will mostly consist of an English or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 20 minutes, in addition to reading, spelling practice and numberwork on most days. Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative homework tasks – so get your glue and paint at the ready!
Please read – Every day!
While I would love all children to read daily - what is most important is that children develop a love of reading and choose to read for pleasure, as a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. We continue to use AR and I would like pupils to aim to take at least one book quiz per week. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions linked to the AR scheme or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home.
We will be learning spellings daily in school with a test once a week on a Friday. These words will be linked to the year 4 spelling patterns as well as the year 3/4 NC required word lists. See links below.
We will have PE twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that PE kit is in school at the start of each term.