Tuesday 7th June 2022
Dear parents and carers of Year 4 pupils,
RE: Year 4 Curriculum and Home Learning Summer 2, 2022
We hope you all had a nice half term break. Here is some key information regarding Summer 2 learning.
Our topic this term is ‘Classification and Conservation’ which is a science based topic. Living Things and Their habitats – children will learning to group living things in a variety of ways, they will explore and use classification keys and consider how environmental changes can affect living things. In English we will be writing a newspaper article and a creation story using the novel Varjak Paw and a beautiful picture book called ‘How the Stars Came to be’. During whole class reading, we will be using the text ‘Overheard in a Tower Block’ to study and enjoy poetry by Joseph Cohello. In Maths, we will be focussing on decimals, money and time.
Please continue to ensure your child wears the correct school PE kit to school every Tuesday and on the following Fridays:
Cobalt Class: 10th & 17th June
Azure Class: 24th June (1st July no session due to bank holiday)
Turquoise Class: 8th & 15th July
Reading at home:
Reading is essential to help your child make progress in all areas of the curriculum. We expect children to continue to read for 20 minutes each day and record their reading in their reading journals which we check on Friday mornings. Parents/carers should comment at least once a week (more often if you like) and monitor whether your child is doing regular independent reading. You can further support your child by checking they bring their reading book and reading record to school with them everyday.
Maths home learning:
New Mathletics tasks will be set on Tuesdays and pupils are still able to access maths tasks even when they have completed the set work. In year 4, we are still practising times tables and the Department of Education expectation is for all Year 4 pupils to be able to recall all timetable facts by the end of the school year. The following website is useful for practise Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com), https://www.timestables.co.uk/ and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button.
Home Learning Project:
This term’s home learning projects are explained on the reverse of this letter. Please continue to assist your child to select and complete their tasks. Thank you so much for all the help you provide your children we were incredibly impressed by all the hard work and effort that went into last term’s projects!
Thank you again for all your support, and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us at collection time or leave message at the school office.
Mrs Cooper, Miss Januario and Mr Gough
Kelvin Grove Year 4 Home Learning – Summer 2, 2022
For Summer 2, home learning projects are to support your child’s understanding and enjoyment of learning. Below, we have provided a list of task to choose from. We expect pupils to complete at least two of them by the end of term. We would like you to hand in your first activity by the Friday 24th June and the second by Friday 15th July. We have previously seen some fantastic projects and have enjoyed hearing about the educational visit that children have been on with their families. Good luck!
|Can I show my knowledge of Viking longboats?|| English: ‘Hurt No Living Thing’ by Christina Rossetti. Read and learn this poem by heart. Can you remember it and recite it to someone at home? Then, let your teacher know when your ready to recite it at school. |
Challenge: Write an extra verse of the poem about living things.
|Can I research and record information about habitats?||Science Research: What is a habitat? A habitat is a home environment for plants and animals or other organisms. Examples of habitats include: desert, meadow, woodland, grassland, forest, seashore and ocean. Use the sheet included to record your research about your chosen habitat. |
Challenge: Turn your research into a poster, picture or PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint presentations can be sent to the school office email with a message to say which teacher it is for. Link to a short video about habitats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSWYE37MJs&t=1s
|Can I design and make a mini habitat for insects?||Science & DT: Insects and other minibeasts need safe spaces to shelter, hide from predators and raise their young. You can help them by building a bug hotel which you could put in your garden or outside area (take a photograph to show your teacher) or you could bring it in and we will a find an outdoor space for it here. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/09/how-to-build-a-bug-hotel/|
|Can I produce a piece of artwork about a habitat or living thing?||Art: Choose a way to produce a piece of artwork linked to our topic – ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. You could draw, paint, collage or make a model. Choose a place or living things that you would like to base your artwork on. You could visit the park, sit in a garden or other outdoor space for inspiration. Alternatively, you could base your work on your favourite animal – it’s up to you!|