We hope the children thoroughly enjoyed their time at Flatford Mill. We are confident that the children, although tired, have found the experience fulfilling.
Year 4 will be running a teddy tombola at the school fete. We hope you will be able to support this with offers of help to run the stall on the day or with donations of soft toys that are in need of a new home.
Dates for your diary:
- Tues 16th June - 7.30pm Transfer meeting with Mr Crehan
- Wed 17th June - Parents’ Evening
- Thur 18th June - 4T coffee morning, followed by class assembly
- Mon 22nd June - Parents’ Evening
- Tues 23rd June - Class photographs
- Wed 24th June - 2 p.m. Junior Sports Day
- Sat 4th July - Summer Fete
Have a great half term break!
Mrs. Allery & Mrs Thompson
We will begin our unit on improvisation. KS
Comprehension activities will be based on persuasive and information texts. RA/KS
This half term the children will be analysing, planning and writing persuasive and information texts. RA/KS
Mrs. Allery’s maths group - will be covering work on decimals and percentages; handling data and learning about mode and mean; shape and space - coordinates, reading, plotting and reflecting; perpendicular and parallel lines; angles, acute and obtuse using protractors; volume and capacity.
Mrs. Thompson’s group - will develop work on 2D shape; parallel and perpendicular lines; properties of triangles; recognising lines of symmetry; completing symmetrical patterns. We will work on length, recording lengths in different forms, using the millimetre and kilometre and perimeters of complex shapes. We will explore Time, using 24 hour digital notation and finding 50-115 minutes before/after. We will revise properties of 3D shapes, find fractions of quantities and have an introduction to percentages. KT/JT
The children will come back from their Flatford Mill trip full of great ideas and knowledge about habitats and different types of organisms. They will feed back and discuss their findings and deepen their learning and understanding of how organisms adapt and survive in their environment. They will also learn about how we classify and sort plants and animals using biological keys. Our investigations will focus on measuring conditions in habitats, which involves using data loggers. EG/KT
We will be finishing our exciting work on the people of the Indus Valley. This will include looking at the reasons why the civilisation flourished, the types of jobs they did, and, ultimately, what led to their demise.
Following our successful trip to Flatford Mill and our investigations and field work into rural village life the children will be completing similar investigations into life in urban areas around Hillingdon to then make comparisons between the two contrasting locations. SAW
We will be completing our work on War and Suffering and be developing ideas of helping others with our ‘Neighbour’ topic. JT/TW
We will begin the half term by learning vocabulary for food and drink and will then use this to write menus and practice ordering a meal in various role play scenarios. We will then move on to a hobbies and sports unit and will focus on the key verbs ‘jugar’ and ‘practicar’. We will finish the year looking at various places within a town and giving directions. TW
The topic for this half term is the weather. The children will learn how to describe the weather and the temperature and will then prepare a weather report for France. This topic will include learning the vocabulary for the clothing to be worn in different weather conditions. RP
This half term computing will be closely linked to the science topic. The children will use a number of tools to record information about habitats. They will collect data, which they will store in spreadsheets; produce charts; take pictures of the habitats and organisms and present their findings using Google Slides. MHL
This half term we will be learning about the musical elements following the BBC Music Workshop programme, Infinite Diner. In recorder sessions the children will continue to work through Recorder from the Beginning Book 2. RA
We will be continuing with our drawings outside, using a variety of media and will concentrate on accuracy of detail. JT
4A and 4T will be discussing CHANGES, welcome and unwelcome, and our responses to them. We will be learning how to deal with feelings that arise from change and discussing rejection and acceptance. RA/GRC/KT
PE & GAMES
All of our Sports Day trials are now completed and the children will be informed of their events for Sports Day shortly after half term. We will also be starting the school tennis tournament after half term and the draw will be on display on the PE notice board. Matches will be played during games and PE lessons. In addition, some fun rounders and cricket matches will be played. Please take time to check your child’s PE kit over the break and ensure that they have the correct summer kit, it still fits them and house ribbons are sewn on in preparation for Sports Day. SAW