TERM 1 : Predator
It’s time to take a walk on the wild side. Find out who’s coming to visit. Is it a bug munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it? Learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Be inspired to write an informative leaflet all about your favourite predator and compose a poem about a predator or its prey. Then use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the food chain. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your nan with a great white shark. What incredible species can you imagine? Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain.
PE days - Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure pupils wear their kit to school on those days. P.E. will start the first full week back.
In Year 4 pupils are expected to read their accelerated reader book for 30 mins a night. I understand that pupils are involved in clubs and life can get very busy so there may be times when this is not possible. However, reading is very important so please aim to encourage your child to read as much as possible.
MyMaths will be set every Thursday and this will coincide with what pupils are learning in class.
Homework projects are to be completed for each new topic. A variety of different approaches should be covered throughout the year. For example, if your child has made something creative for their first project then the next one should have either an English or I.C.T. focus. This means that pupils can practice different skills throughout the year. Written feedback on the homework projects will be given on a form which will be passed from teacher to parents/carers each half term.
Pupils have their times tables rock star login details so they should be playing these times table games regularly. This will help them prepare for the times table assessment in the summer term.
Be Kind and gentle
Be the best you can
In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation-game.php– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!
http://www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.