welcome to Year 4!
Hello families! A warm welcome to the Year 4 area of the Sheringham website!
Below you'll find information on the curriculum for this term and your child's PE days.
Your child will have two PE sessions a week. One with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers).
Each class will have their PE lessons on:
|4P (Ms Panks)||4M (Mr Mutalib)||4R (Ms Russell)|
|Monday + Thursday||Monday + Tuesday||Monday + Tuesday|
The teachers have planned some fantastic learning this term around our core texts. Children have read Anthony Browne's Voices in the Park, John Steptoe's Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter and Levi Pinfold's Black Dog. Learning has been focused on the strategies of Retrieval, Inference, Clarifying and Summarising and this will continue after the holiday. We'll be looking at Non fiction Texts with a focus on London as this links closely with our trip along the River Thames Cruise, coming up in March.
Thank you to those families that have been really supporting their children at home with listening to your child read. Remember, we ask that children read a little evry night, and now they are in Year 4, they may want to read independently, but it's still great to ask them what they are reading and see if they can tell you some of their reflections which many fill out in their RHomebooks.
The children are just completing their alternative fairy-tale stories, and will be looking to celebrate these at some point with families. Children are soon beginning Explanation texts and will be completing some persuasive writing in the form of holiday brochures, towards the end of next half term.
We love families that look for those opportunities to support writing at home so please do share any writing celebrations you may have had with class teachers, we always love to see those.
Number knowledge is still a big focus in Year 4, and children will further be exploring written methods for counting and solving problems. The children's multiplication check will be coming closer but in the summer term, so please remember to continue their practise at home using Times Table Rockstars. Practising your timestables will also support children's understanding in Fractions, decimals and Money, which will be taught before Easter.
Science and Geography
This term in science, children have learnt about electricity and sound.
For year 4's this includes learning about how sound travels, how we hear and which materials make it easier for sound to travel.
As mentioned before, children will be taking a trip on a River Thames Cruise to further their understanding of how the Thames supports London and how it's shaped the geography of this region. Please make sure you respond to the permission when information is sent out.
In PE this term your child will be focusing on developing a new range of skills during their indoor and outdoor PE sessions. Our indoor PE sessions will focus around dance and children will build on skills for balance and movement but within the genre of dance their class has chosen. Street dance and Ballet are among the dance styles they'll be exploring.
This term in Jigsaw, children in Year 4 will be exploring the topics, 'Dreams and Goals' and 'Healthy Me'. The children really enjoy these lessons by communicating their thoughts to others about their future self. The Healthy Me topic will support children's understanding of how as they grow older, they become more in control of what makes them 'healthy' but also happy, which is a major part of Sheringham's vision for all.
Information about weekly homework can be found on your child's Google Classroom and in their red homework book. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
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