Hello Year 4
I hope that you have all had a nice long rest and are raring to start a brand new year! It ‘s been great seeing you all again after such a long time. Myself and Mrs Stewardson are looking forward to us all working together again as a team. If you have any worries or questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to respond as soon as I can.
Below are examples of some of the learning we will be doing this half term.
For starters this year we will be reading a wonderful book by Oliver Jeffers entitled ‘Here We Are’.
This will provides lots of opportunities for poetry and letter writing as well as making us think about what a wonderful world we live in.
It was inspired by Oliver’s desire to make sense of the world for his son, but is also a gift to all children at this time, helping them to make sense of their world and their role in it. This book provides a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.
In addition to using the book, we will be doing lots of PSHE learning based around children’s feelings and helping them to make sense of what has happened, so that they feel happy and safe.
Reading – a daily activity
Reading is a fun activity! Please continue to read each day and don’t forget to ask your adult to record what you read in your home reading record. We will continue to award golden tickets to those children who have read 20 times each month.
Reasoning about numbers
Our first unit will reinforce skills learned last year using place value using 4 digit numbers.
This will be followed by more addition and subtraction activities.
Don’t forget to keep on practising times tables skills by playing TT Rockstars regularly.
We will begin by looking at the world all around us with a short unit on classifying leaves and using keys.
The children will observe and sketch a variety of leaves and discuss their characteristics.
We will try to keep the children as active as possible outside while the weather allows with a new unit in which the children learn basic orienteering skills. Can you ensure that you send your child in their PE kit on Mondays?
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Dickman and Mrs Stewardson.