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Welcome back after a lovely Easter break.

Residential- York

Please remember that this half term is our residential (18th-20th April)

 On Day 1 we will be leaving school around 9.15am and making our way to York, after lunch we will be visiting The National Rail Museum before heading to our accommodation in York.

On Day 2 we will leave after breakfast to explore York. We will first visit The York Minster and then we will head to York Chocolate Story and the Jorvik (Viking Centre).

On Day 3, we will be leaving York bright and early after breakfast and we on our journey back to Cheshire we will be stopping at The Royal Armories in Leeds to investigate more historical findings.

 

Maths

 
Initially we will continue with our topic of fractions and decimals Ma4/2.4  Then we will be starting our new topic of measurement Ma4/3.1 . Where we will be looking at converting units of measure, including time, which will lead onto telling the time. We will also be learning about shapes Ma4/3.2 and the position and direction Ma4/3.3 of them leading onto looking at area and perimeter. After half term we will move onto Data Handling Ma4/4.1  - reading and interpreting data in a variety of formats and then drawing different tables and charts to represent given data.

 

 
Literacy

This term we will be continuing our work on information texts by incorporating newspaper reports, diary entries and persuasive leaflets linked to our residential to York. After half term we will be working on our poetry skills learning how to write different types of poems. En4/3.3

Alongside this we will be focusing on Spelling and Grammar, Sentence Level work and Sustained Writing. En4/3.3 The children will be experimenting with sentence structure, using punctuation effectively to signpost meaning in longer, more complex sentences. En4/3.4ai This will include using fronted adverbials properly. En4/3.4av They will also be identifying a good range of connectives to link phrases and paragraphs.

 

Science

Linking to our topic of ‘solids, liquids and gases’ Sc4/3.1 the children will explore how to change the state of water, and that states can be reversed; they will explain evaporation and condensation and how these processes are used in the water cycle. Ge2/1.3

After half term we will be focusing on Electricity Sc4/4.2a, where we will be exploring simple circuits and learning about conductors and insulators. We will also be looking at sound- Sc4/4.1, learning about sound waves and vibrations. They will devise their own experiments to test and explain the above and give detailed conclusions of their results.

 

 Topic

Our theme this term in topic is ‘What do we know about our world?’ We have many objectives to cover and explore, which are also going to be linked to the local environments and the U.K. Ge2/1.3 We will be linking our residential with this, including making our own residential books where we will be completing mapping as well as lots of different styles of persuasive writing linked to what we have seen and learnt Hi2/2.1/Ge2/1.4 
Our topic this time will also incorporate rivers and oceans, continents, British values- democracy and law. R12- 18. /L8, L11-12

 PE


PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure you have your full PE kit. Swimming will continue to take place on Thursdays.

 

Homework

 There will be a parent meeting in the first week back to explain the new homework format that we are going to trial this term. Please attend in order to understand the new expectations and format, if you are unable to attend a letter will be sent out to offer guidance and explanation.

  • Spellings and times tables will still be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.(The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.

Thank you in advance for your continual support

Miss Walker

 

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