Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

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Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 4
We are the SATURN Class

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Class Teacher - Mrs Guy

Summer Term  

TOPIC

In Summer 1 we will be putting our performing skills to the test as we put on the production of Robin Hood.  The children will take part in auditions, selected for parts and learn different songs dances and lines in order to put on a fantastic show.

 

In the second part of the term our topic will be The Romans. We will look at Roman civilisation and Roman battles. We will make different weapons and recreate our very own Roman battle. Portals to the Past are coming to our school to put on a Roman day where the children will have chance to dress up as Romans and learn all about roman.

 

NUMERACY

During this term the children will continue to be taught mastery maths in order to gain a greater depth of a mathematical understanding.  The children will be taught formal methods of multiplication and division and how to apply this when solving more complex word problems. During the final term we will be looking at shapes and working out perimeters and areas of different shapes as well as investigating the number of lines of symmetry each shape has.

 

LITERACY

At the beginning of the term we will be reading different versions of Robin Hood and then planning and writing our own version.  In the final term we will be reading different quest stories and creating our own Roman quest story.  In Spag we are still concentrating on spellings, writing in paragraphs and including fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases with in our writing as well as continuing to use a wide range of punctuation.

Your child will continue to bring home: spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.

 

ICT

Our bank of Ipads and laptops continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum.  This term each child will receive a Purple Mash log in to design, write and debug programs that accomplish a specific goal as well as support our curriculum learning.

We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.

 

OTHER SUBJECTS

In PE the Year 4 children will be learning about invasion games.  The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.  In Science we are learning plants and habitats. The children will look at our environment as well as planting flowers for bees to thrive with in their habitat. Later in the term the children will be learning about sound and making different sound machines that make different pitched noises.

We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world.   The children will also have an introduction in to the language of Chinese.  They will also begin to learn how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 

 

 

Additional information

  • P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
  • Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time. They are allowed to bring a ‘treat’ for snack on Fridays.
  • Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
  • Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school. Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes – but we have not been fooled!

 

Trips

In Summer 2 Portals to the Past will be visiting our school to provide a fun filled roman day for years 3 and 4.

 

Celebration of Learning

 

Our Celebration of learning will be on Thursday 12th July at 1:30 pm. 

 

There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:

 

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about English, Maths and Science.