Miss St Vall
In Geography, your child will be describing and understanding key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.
This half term in Science, your child will learn about states of matter: solids, liquids and gases; investigating gases; heating and cooling materials; and evaporation and condensation. Next half term, your child will learn about living things and their habitats.
Next half term in Art/DT, your child will be learning about the techniques that artists use when composing landscape images, such as colour and atmosphere. They will be studying the historical and cultural portrayal of animals in art, and the visual qualities of animals through sketching, printmaking and clay modelling.
In Computing, your child will be recording sounds on digital devices, creating a podcast, combining audios and evaluating their podcasts.
In MfL, your child will be learning basic French grammar associated with shopping: fruit, vegetables, clothes, and money.
In Maths, your child will study multiplication and division, addition and subtraction, fractions, decimals and percentages.
In English, your child will study diaries, information leaflets, narrative poems, and explanation texts.
For PSHE we will be using the SCARF programme which is centred on a values-based and ‘growth mindset’ approach promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. The themes this half term are Keeping Myself Safe and Rights and Responsibilities.
For RE, your child will be studying PEOPLE OF GOD: What is it like to follow God? and How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?
Class 4 have PE on Tuesdays with Miss Delaney. Children can come to school in their PE kits on this day. PE kit consists of: black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms; a green T-shirt; and black trainers or plimsolls. No earrings or jewellery to be worn. Please ensure all items of PE kit and school uniform are named. The themes this term are: Boot Camp, Gym sequences, Step to the beat, and Might Movers (boxercise). We will also start some days with Yoga or Wake and Shake; normal uniform can be worn for this but girls will need to wear shorts or leggings underneath their skirts.
- Reading: at least five times a week (reading records to be handed in on a Monday morning and checked on a Tuesday morning)
- Spellings (a spelling slip will be sent home each Monday and they will be tested the following Monday)
- Times tables facts (these will be tested each Friday)
- Optional Curriculum Project activities (see home learning ideas on Google Classroom)