Welcome to Spring Term in
Spring Term in Year 4!
Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful break, and are excited for the term ahead! Here is what we will be learning about this term:
The Highway Man - A narrative poem
The Piano - Film Narrative
Persuasive Writing - linked to the Tudors
Time slip stories- linked to the Tudors
Poetry - Shakespeare
Recounts - diary writing
Maths: Number, Calculation, Shape and Space, Using and Applying, Mental Strategies, Problem Solving, Measurements
We will be covering a range of areas with the children within our maths lessons this term. The children will complete an Arithmetic test on a weekly basis to consolidate their learning.
We have also allocated some maths lesson time to practising our times tables, and we would really appreciate it if you could also regularly practice these at home with your children.
Topic: The Tudors
We will be finding out about Tudor kings and queens, the role of the church and explorers during this period.
Science: Different States of Matter and Famous Scientists
Within our science lessons this term, we will be focusing on setting up fair tests, solids, liquids, gases, the water cycle and finding out about famous scientists linked with our science topics.
Art & DT: Making Tudor Purses, Sketching, creating a model of The Globe!
We will be extending our knowledge and understanding of different art techniques and practical skills in order to create the desired outcomes.
Techniques we will be focusing on, are:
In RE this term the children will be learning about 'Is Religion the same all around the World?'.
Each week your child will be given a list of spellings on Monday to learn which they will be tested on the following week. They will also receive a piece of English or Topic homework. In addition to this, Maths homework will be set on My Mths; please log on to the see the work that has been set.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 4 Teachers :)
Active Movement :
Ryvers School is now an Active Movement school! You may have heard about this from your children, but if not, we are encouraging the children to be more active around school; even within the classroom!
We had a wonderful assembly teaching us all about 'Active Movement' and now, we are applying it to as many aspects of our school day as possible. Children are beginning to stand up to answers questions, move around to show their opinions and much more!
Please feel free to encourage them to continue being active at home :)
To find out more information, please visit: https://activemovementschools.co.uk
*Homework will be set on a Monday and is due to be returned the following Monday.
*Children should also bring in their reading books and home-school communication books in with them daily. These will be signed by adults during guided and independent reading activities.
*Our PE lessons take place on a Monday morning, alongside computing. We strongly recommend children bringing their PE kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. Jewellery MUST be removed for PE for Health and Safety. This includes earrings (if your child struggles to remove them, please take them out on PE days if possible.)
*As a school, we are trying to ensure that uniform is of the highest standard. As a result, we will be issuing letters should your child be wearing incorrect uniform. If you have any queries, please see your child's class teacher.
*All money for school dinners and school trips should now be paid through Parent Pay.
Trip to Hampton Court - 21st January 2020
Parents in class - 13th February 2020
Walk to the library - 27th February 2020
Walk to the Church - March 2020
Below are some website links that you may find useful in supporting and enriching your child's learning at home.