Spring Term 1
Firstly, thank you for our Christmas presents. We really appreciate the thought. We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas with your families and friends and wish you all the best for the year ahead!
This term our topic is 'The BFG'.
In English, 'The BFG' will be our main stimulus. We will be using this text to explore settings and character descriptions. Through the 'Talk for Writing' model, pupils will be exposed to exciting vocabulary and sentence structures to support their writing. Our active read and comprehension lessons will also focus on this text. Year 4 will have planned opportunities to use the school's library and borrow books for home reading. Pupils are expected to read regularly at home to support their development of vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation.
This half term, in Maths,we will focus on shape, reasoning with measures and discovering fractions.
Our topic this term for Science is Sound. Linking the topic to the BFG we will be investigating how sounds are made and how they travel to the ear.
In History, we are studying the surprising local history of Benfleet. If there is any local history that you would like share please feel free to send in your information.
In Art,we will be using clay to make BFG character sculptures. We will be using our description created in our English lessons to help inform our sculptures.
Through the foundation subjects this term, we will continue to provide a progressive and creative curriculum.
Reading - children should be reading at least five times a week. Reading records are checked on a Monday. Even if the children are reading a book from home,this can be still recorded in their reading record.
Homework to be handed in on Tuesday (Maths, English, Spelling Books.)
Maths and Spelling Homework - set on a Tuesday.
English Homework - set on a Thursday.
P.E kit should be in school every day and earrings should be removed, thank you.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs. Amran and Mrs. McCullion