Wednesday 1st March 2023
Dear parents and carers of Year 4 pupils,
RE: Year 4 Curriculum – Spring 2 2023
We hope you all had a great half term break. Here is some key information regarding Spring 2.
Our topic this term is ‘From Source to Sea’ with our geography focus on rivers and our science focus being on states of matter.
Please continue to ensure your child wears the appropriate kit to school.
Turquoise & Cobalt Class: Every Tuesday
Azure Class: Tuesday 28th February, Tuesday 14th March, Tuesday 28th March and Wednesday 22nd February, Wednesday 8th March, Wednesday 22nd March
Reading: 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. You can support your child by listening to them read and discussing what has been read.
Maths: Thank you to everybody who has been supporting their child with practising their times tables at home – the progress that they are making is clearly evident. We need to continue to learn all the times tables up to 12 x 12. Please encourage your child to learn their times tables regularly including the related division facts. They need to answer quick-fire multiplication questions and would benefit from practising online using websites such as Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com) TTRS does not have a hand in date. Your child can practise times tables and test themselves on TTRS and we will also be using this website as a teaching tool at school. Two further websites for online learning of the times tables would be: https://www.timestables.co.uk/ and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Finally, we will continue to set tasks for your child to complete on Mathletics. As before, we will set tasks that involve learning from previous weeks as revision.
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 arrange a phone call from us via the school office.
Mr Gough, Miss Januario and Ms Legouix
Kelvin Grove Year 4 Home Learning – Spring 2, 2022
For Spring 2, your home learning projects are to support your knowledge of rivers and states of matter. Below are suggested activities and we expect you 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 17th March and the second by Friday 31st March. Once again, we would like you to enjoy getting creative with your work and we are looking forward to seeing what you produce especially after all the incredible projects you produced last term!
|Can I design and make a bridge?||Design & Technology: Explore and learn about famous bridge designers such as Santiago Calatrava or Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Design and construct your own model bridge. Explore the effects of changing shape and materials.|
|Can I research and record in a table or graph the world’s largest rivers?||Rivers Data: Use the skills learnt in Computing to log data about the world’s largest rivers. Use Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet and create a table or graph to represent the information.|
|Can I write a letter to persuade?||English/geography: Write a letter to persuade a government minister or large corporation what they need to do to protect rivers and sea life from the harmful effects of pollution.|
|Can I create my own website?||Computing: Use the knowledge of the features of Google Sites to create your own website – it can be about anything you like.|
|Can I create a river inspired art piece?||Art and design: Produce a piece of artwork based on rivers or water. For example: be inspired by Claude Monet’s River Thames series or produce a river inspired collage.|
|Can I develop my knowledge by visiting a geographical site?||Educational visit: Visit the River Thames. Look closely at how the river is used. Find out more about how London is protected from the Thames flooding. How do people cross the Thames on foot, by car and by rail? What is the history of the Thames? Where is the source/mouth of the river? Which animals might you find near the Thames?|