Year 4- Summer Term 2 2017

      




This term we will be focusing on the rainforest, not only the fauna and the flora, but the environmental issues involved with this very important eco- system. The children will be discussing and writing about the main issues as well as studying the geographical aspects of this part of the world. 

General Information

P.E. kits are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I advise children to leave them in school all week so they know they have it. On these days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn. It would also be helpful to label your child's PE kit with their name.

Reading books need to be handed in on Monday morning and remember to change your book any morning so that you can achieve your goal of 20 times each month.

 

Weekly spellings will be given out on Mondays. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Friday. Also during the week, your child will complete a short dictation exercise containing the weekly spellings. Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.

 

The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge

We are introducing a new school 'Times Tables Challenge' award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. The children need to learn their tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards.

 

English

This term we will be focusing on descriptive texts, reports and discursive texts centred around the environmental issues involving the rain forest., 

Oxford Owl Library (The library is a fantastic e-book resource, you just need to register

 your e-mail on the site to access a range of books for free) 


Maths

This term we will look at fractions, reflection, translations and co-ordinates in one quadrant, data handling and the four functions. Please remember to visit www.mathsisfun.com as there are many different interactive games and revision tools for your child to help them with their learning. As a school we have signed KS1 and KS2 to a website called Sumdog. Allow your child some time to play this when they are home from school as it is a valuable tool to help them with various maths areas. 

Here is a great game for times tables.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button


Topic Homework

 

We are continuing with our approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, spelling and maths homework, children can also choose to complete homework projects based upon our topic. The projects are designed to cover a range of areas to suit every child. Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it's a fun activity to do with your child. 


Thanks  Mr Dickman

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