assisted by Bev & Joyce
We have started reading the book Odd and the Frost Giants which is a fictional story set against a back drop of Viking myths. We will us this book to learn different grammatical skills produce a range of different outcomes.
MR JENKINS' TOP TIPS
Have a positive attitude to learning
Follow the school rules
Be kind to everyone
Practise your times tables every day.
Remember learning should be challenging and fun.
Children will receive homework on Wednesday. In Year Four, weekly homework will be:
Daily Reading (with responses in the reading journal)
One Reading Comprehension Task – a separate book will be given for this
Ten spelling words and sentences plus a Readiwriter activity
Practise of times tables through Times Tables Rock Stars (minimum of 25 minutes spent each week)
All homework needs to be completed for the following Wednesday morning. Please upload the spelling sentences to Google Classroom for me to mark. The comprehension book should be brought into school for Wednesday to be marked in class. Children will be tested on their spellings each Wednesday and their score will be recorded in their reading journal.
We will use code.org to teach the computing curriculum. Each child will have their own login and will have one session weekly.
At Boutcher School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and relationships as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We use the Jigsaw Programme which offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area. The Curriculum map can be found on the school website. Our new topic is Dreams and Goals.
For guided reading lessons this term we will be using the book The Humans which looks at different ancient civilisations and links well with the book we are using in English. This links well with our Roman theme in English, geography and history.
Our topic this half term is Sound. Children will learn about how sound is created and how to make different sounds. There will be a lot of practical lessons and experiments to engage the children including making their own instruments.
Our theme for this term is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be looking at how these civilisations invaded and settled in Britain after the Romans left. We will be looking at the legacies they left and how it has impacted Britain.
Year Four will be learning the violin with a weekly lesson each Monday. The first lesson will be on Monday 19th September. If your child is in the choir, this will continue on a Thursday after school.
This term we will be asking the question – Who is Jesus? We will explore the different ways Jesus is symbolised and how Christians use and interpret this information.
Please support your children to keep their times tables knowledge running smoothly! We rely more and more on quick recall of mental maths facts to underpin our learning. Time spent practising on Times Tables Rock Stars forms part of their weekly homework. There will be a national times tables test for Year 4 on their times tables knowledge.
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