Thank you for all your lovely gifts. I hope you had a restful break and that all the children are ready to come back to school. Information about what we are learning this half term follows:
In Maths we will be resuming work with fractions. These are very closely linked with times tables, and we need a few more of our classes faces on the Times Table Rockstars board. Learning times tables is absolutely essential as part of the children’s homework.
In English we will be looking at “Technical Vocabulary” and improving our understanding and composition of poems and instructions. We will be basing a lot of this work through a story about inventions which links to our new topic this half term. The children will continue to receive weekly spellings, please help to enable them to learn these.
In Science we will be looking at temperature and how some materials conduct and insulate heat.
‘Important inventions that changed the world”.
We will be discussing and learning about what was happening to our world as important inventions were being made throughout the ages, make links to how they changed and revolutionised our world through the centuries.
Our homework for this half term can be found below.
Please ensure your child completes one piece per week. Presentation is important in all your child’s work so please make sure your child takes care and does not use ‘Scrappy Pieces’ of paper and clearly name their work.
Please remember that if you have any questions, I am on the playground 10 minutes before and after school to answer them. We start school promptly at 8.30 am so I am unable to speak after this time.
Information about HOMEWORK
Your Topic Homework for Spring term 2.
Choose one piece from the list below (coming soon), each week,
to be brought into school on MONDAY MORNINGS
- Research an animal or plant discovered by Charles Darwin.
- Make a treasure map, using co-ordinates and clues.
- Write about a country you'd like to explore. Give reasons as to why.
- Make a detailed drawing of a fantasy animal, annotated to describe it's features, habitat and what it eats.
- Write a letter to a family member about your experiences on board a large ship as if you were a member of a team of explorers. What have you seen?, how do you feel?, how's the food?, what do you miss about home?etc.
As well as the topic homework, we do expect the children to read at home with an adult to help advance their word recognition and understanding.
We also ask that times tables are practised with parents. By the end of year 4 we are expecting that the children know all of them, and are able to recall them in the application to solve mathematical equations quickly.
'Please remember that TTR can be downloaded as an app on your phones for free and then the children can use their logins on these as well as laptops.'