Welcome to Sycamore class.
Miss Godwin will be taking you through Year 4.
We are learning
in English this term, we will be exploring the comic book ‘El Deafo’. We will be creating our own comic strips, writing letters offering advice to a friend and adapting our learning on writing dialogue. We will be moving onto performance poetry where we will write our own poems and learn how to perform them in front of an audience. We will also be reading a book called ‘Runaway Robot’ focusing on part-bionic humans and we will be working on a film called ‘Ocean maker’. We will be predicting what the world will look like after the effects of global warming.
In Maths, we will be continuing to follow our Maths No Problem scheme. We will be learning about Decimals, Money, Mass and Area. We will be continuing to consolidate our knowledge of reading scales, writing in different units of measurement and the four operations. We will practice these using different mathematical methods in different contexts.
In Science, we will be finding out about Sound. We will identify the different sound mediums, investigate pitch, frequency and learn about how sound travels at different speeds through different mediums. In the second half term, we will be learning about Predators and Preys. We will be exploring the different food chains and food webs.
In Topic, we will be learning about the changing coasts around the UK and the key features each coastline has. In the second half term, we will explore the history of the Tudors and learn about the Kings and Queens who ruled at that time.
Homework will be issued every Friday via Seesaw. Children are expected to complete weekly spellings, times tables and a maths task. Homework should be submitted to Seesaw by Tuesday.
In addition to these, children are expected to read daily and record this in their reading records. We ask that children have their reading records in school daily so we can record when we have heard them read and any comments.
PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Due to limited space inside the classroom, we ask that you only send PE kit on these days. Children will be required to take their PE kit home after their second lesson.
Every child needs to bring their full PE kit including a top in their house team’s colour, clean socks and suitable trainers.
Water Bottles: Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school. These must be taken home at the end of each day and returned the following day.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on our class email address if you have any concerns or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick up your child is the best time.
Thank you for your support.