Friday 3rd November 2023
Dear parents/carers of Year 4,
RE: Year 4 Autumn 2 Curriculum overview
We hope you all had a great half term break. Here is some key information regarding Autumn 2.
Our topic this term is ‘From Farm to Fork’ with our Geography focus on farming and the various processes in the food chain from agricultural production to consumption.
Please continue to ensure your child wears the appropriate kit to school every Monday and Wednesday.
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.
Spelling: As you are already aware, children are set weekly spelling homework which reinforces the spelling patterns covered in class. Please continue to encourage your child to complete set tasks.
Maths: In Year 4 children need to continue to learn all the times tables up to 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) . Your child can practise times tables and test themselves on TTRS and we will also be using this website as a teaching tool in school. Two further websites for online learning of the times tables are: 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 assist your child to select and complete their tasks.
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.
Mrs Campbell, Mrs Legouix and Miss Januario
Kelvin Grove Year 4 Home Learning – Autumn 2, 2023
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 November and the second by Friday 15th December. We would like you to enjoy getting creative with your work and are looking forward to seeing what you produce!
|Can I write my own acrostic poem?||English: We will be looking at acrostic poems from the book, ‘The Lost Words’ and we would like you to create your own. It can be on whatever topic you choose such as weather, nature, seasons, animals.|
|Can I build my own Iron Man?||D&T: Using junk modelling, can you create your own version of the Iron Man?|
|Can I create my own landscape?||Art and design: Produce a piece of artwork based on the artist Oliver Jeffers. You could create a sunrise, sunset, seaside. Don’t forget to use light, shadows and grounding.|
|Can I create a chasing game using Scratch?||Computing: Using all the skills you have been taught, can you program your sprites to create a chasing game?|
|Can I research a key figure from the discovery and development of electricity?||Physics You can present your research in a way that you choose e.g. factfile, poster, presentation, a powerpoint.|