Welcome to the Summer Term 2023
We are very excited this term to be learning about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. We will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation. In science we will be learning about grouping living things, known as classification and studying the animal and plant kingdoms. We will also be earning about electrical appliances and safety by constructing simple series circuits and naming their parts and functions, including switches, wires and cells.
At the bottom of this page are documents - vocabulary, a knowledge organiser and home learning tasks for these units. The home learning tasks are optional and do not need to be brought into school but will support your child's learning.
In addition, we will be following the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, computing, French, RHSE/PSE and RE. In English, we will be looking at explanation and discussion texts as well as poetry. In Maths, we will be focusing this term on decimals, time, money, shape and position and direction.
P.E. at school will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays where we will continue to wear our PE kit to school. The kit consist of a sky blue polo, royal blue Oaklands jumper, royal blue cotton shorts, socks and suitable sports trainers. For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all PE lessons and long hair must be tied up.
Reading: Every night (15 minutes – please comment on your child’s reading record).
Reading books will be changed on a Monday and each pupil will take two books home
depending on their level of reading ability. Please make sure children have their books
available to read every day.
Topic: This will be given out every other week on a Friday and is to be returned the following Wednesday in homework books.
Doodle Maths: Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is continual progression.
We are supported in class by Mrs Vij. 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.
Year 4 teacher