Spring 2020 Curriculum
• Science – States of Matter and Electricity
• Geography – Rivers and the Water Cycle
• Computing - Computer Science and Internet Safety
• PHSE - Jigsaw: Dreams & Goals / Healthy Me
• History - Crime and Punishment
• Music - Recorders
• French - Taught by Mrs Burton
• Religious Education - Hinduism
• P.E. - Dance / Hockey
• Design & Technology - Moving Posters
• Art - Famous Buildings
Home Learning in Year 4
From January, there will be a significant change to the home learning structure. At the start of each half term, the children will be given a grid containing a broad range of tasks spanning a number of subject areas. The children will choose at least six home learning tasks to complete by the end of each half term.
Reading is of utmost importance and should be a priority for home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to an adult for 10-15 minutes at least 5 times a week in order to develop their fluency, give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words and to check their understanding through questioning. We strongly recommend that you read to them as much as possible, preferably from a book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves, to develop their understanding and overall enjoyment of reading. Reading to your child has a huge impact on their progress.
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Monday in school and practise it throughout the week. This term we will begin to go paperless by setting these weekly spellings on Spelling Shed. Initially, spellings will continue to be sent home on paper although this will be phased out after half term. These weekly spelling will continue to be tested on a Friday.
Times Table Rockstars will continue to be accessible at all times and MyMaths will be used where appropriate to support children’s learning; any tasks set will be linked to the children’s learning from that week.