Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 19/6/17

English and Maths information:

This week in English we have been studying different non-fiction fact files, particularly looking at language and layout features.  This has been reinforced through the texts we have been focusing on in Guided Reading sessions.  We have also researched a specific rainforest animal.  Next week, we will be using this research to write our very own fact files on a chosen rainforest animal.

In Maths we have been focusing on multiplication and division in problem solving contexts.  We have explored inverse relationships through missing number sums, looked at mental strategies to multiply three numbers and studied factor pairs.  As always, the rapid recall of times tables has been crucial to the success of these lessons.

Project information:

We are all thoroughly enjoying our new topic ‘Rainforests’.  Recently, we studied the different layers of the rainforest and were fascinated by the life cycles of different plants.  Both teachers have also been very impressed with the quality of rainforest homework that has been coming in, some of which is now being shown off on our display boards!  Thank you for your continued support with this.

Other curriculum news:

As we are sure you are aware, it is very hot at the moment!  Please ensure that children are sent into school every day with sun cream on, a water bottle and ideally a sunhat.  There is also a designated tray available in each classroom specifically for named bottles of sun cream and children are given time to apply it before lunchtimes.   It has been agreed that children will not be allowed to participate in PE lessons unless they have a water bottle and sun cream, so thank you in advance for helping us all to enjoy this beautiful weather safely.


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