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Spring 2 - Newsletter for Parents

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This term, we will be learning about ‘giving and receiving’. Children will be able to describe what happens during the Introductory Rite; children will be able to describe what a person might do if they follow Jesus’ advice and ways in which peace is lived out by believers; children should be able to make links between scripture and an understanding of the Eucharist; children will be able to give reasons why Christians attend the celebration of the Eucharist.

Topic: Where would you choose to build a city? (Geography).

This half term, we will be learning about the different cities in England and we will be able to plot some of them on a map; we will be able to describe the main features of a city and a village; we will be able to use appropriate symbols to represent different physical features on a map; we will learn the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and UK; we will learn about the countries that are in the European Union.

How would we survive without water? (Science – States of Matter)

In science, we will be learning about the 3 main states of matter (solids, liquids and gases). We will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases; we will observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C); identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

English:

In English, we will be using the book ‘The Tin Forest’ to write diary entries and we will be learning about recycling so that we can write a persuasive advert.

Reading:

Guided reading will take place on Wednesday for all groups. Home reading books and library books will be changed on a Thursday. We ask that, in year 4, children are reading most nights. This could be a novel, comic, newspaper or their school reading book. In our reading, we will be focussing on finding information in a text

Maths:

In maths, our focus will be on place value, multiplication, multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000, converting measures and statistics.

Spellings:

 

Spellings will be given on Friday to be learnt for the following Friday. It is crucial your child learns their spellings as their ability to spell is a crucial aspect of effective written English

 

PE:

 

PE will be on a Thursday and we have swimming on a Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps) and correct swimming kit. Children can bring in an outdoor PE kit which consists of track suit bottoms and trainers. Please note: They will ONLY be allowed to wear this if they are going outdoors so they MUST also have their indoor PE kit in school AT ALL TIMES.

 

Thank you for your help and support.

Mr Holden