WELCOME TO THE SUMMER TERM
Welcome to the Summer Term 2022.
Year 4: We hope you have had a restful holiday and are ready to continue with your learning journey and take part in a variety of exciting topics and activities during your final term in Year 4.
We have included above, our Year 4 Curriculum Overview for the first half of the Summer term, to let you know what we are covering in each subject and what parents/carers can do at home to help further their child’s development. Please take a look.
Please continue to encourage a love of books and reading with your child, which is vitally important to their life chances, by, for example, joining your local library, reading with/to your child, listening to your child read, discussing books and asking ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions; you can check out our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ section on our school website for further ideas. Your child should be reading at home for at least 20 minutes every day and complete their reading record book at least three times during the week. Please could you sign this.
Homework is set every Friday on Google Classroom. This links to English, Maths and Topic work. Please support your child to complete their homework, in small chunks, by the following Tuesday evening. Your child should also practise 2-3 spellings each day on paper. They will be checked on these at the end of the week.
During the Spring term, pupils learnt their division opposites for the times tables to 12. This term we are practising a mix of times tables to 12, so that they can be recalled in any order, at speed (within 6 seconds), using strategies taught in class. This is required in order to be successful with various maths topics. Also, Year 4 pupils will be taking part in the National Multiplication Times Table Check in June. Please support your child in practising and recalling their times tables at speed.
A reminder that P.E. days are as follows:
Willow Class: Monday and Wednesday
Poplar Class: Monday and Wednesday
Spruce Class: Wednesday and Thursday
Your child needs to bring their P.E. kit to school every Monday. It can be taken home on Fridays for washing.
Some pupils will be taking part in additional swimming lessons during the summer term. You will have received a letter about this via parent mail, if your child is involved. Please note the day, time and requirements.
Key dates and events: (subject to change)
Junior Spelling Bee Final: Thursday 21st April 2022
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May 2022
Walk to school week: Monday 16th May - Friday 20th May 2022
Year 4 Pedestrian Training: Monday 23rd May 2022
Class Assemblies: (9:05 a.m. in the Junior Hall)
Willow Class: Wednesday 25th May 2022
Spruce Class: Thursday 26th May 2022
Poplar and Hawthorn Classes: Friday 27th May 2022
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations: Friday 27th May 2022
Half-Term week: Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June 2022
INSET DAY (School closed): Monday 6th June 2022
Lionel Sports Week: Monday 13th June - Friday 17th June 2022
Year 4 National Multiplication Times Table Check: Monday 20th June - Friday 24th June 2022
Leavers' BBQ and Summer Fair: Friday 8th July 2022 (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Last day of term: Thursday 21st July 2022 (1:30 p.m.)
Summer Holidays: 22nd July - 4th September 2022
We look forward to a happy and successful Summer term
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.
With kind regards from the Year 4 Staff