Year 4 Morpurgo Class
Welcome to the Summer term,
Ancient civilisations teaches children about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.
In addition, we will be following the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RHSE and R.E. In English, we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and developing our understanding of spellings, punctuation and grammar. In Maths, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency, calculations and reasoning skills. We will also be exploring fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape). In Science, we will be looking at electrical circuits and conductors and teaching the children about electrical appliances and safety. In RHSE we will be looking at the unit called 'Keeping Myself Safe'. In R.E. we will be learning about the Muslim faith, particularly about 'Ramadan' and 'Eid ul Fitr'.
P.E. will take place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please send children to school wearing their P.E. kit, consisting of a sky blue polo, royal blue Oaklands jumper, royal blue cotton shorts, socks and suitable sports trainers. Hair must be tied back and any jewellery must be removed.
Every night (15 minutes – please comment on your child’s reading record).Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read every day.
Work from an area of the curriculum:
This will be given out on a Wednesday and to be returned the following Monday in homework books. It will also be displayed on the Google classroom page.
Children should be practising up to their 12 times tables regularly.
Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is continual progression.
On Mondays, Mrs Bissmire will support the class with their learning. Additionally, if you, or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons.
If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please contact the school office (email@example.com) to arrange a meeting.
Morpurgo Class Teacher