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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Spring Term 2024

 

This term the children will explore historical concepts and skills linked to the history unit, 'It's a Wrap'. In spring 1, the children will investigate the history of The Ancient Egyptians. 

 

In Art, the children will explore sculpture and appreciate work by the sculptors Alberto Giacometti and Hans Grootswagers. They will practise and refine the skills needed to produce their own sculpture.

 

 In Science, we will be investigating electricity.

 

In outdoor P.E the children will be building upon their tag rugby skills to play small match games and body control  refining this to produce sequences in gymnastics.

 

Our PE Days are Tuesday (outdoor) and WEDNESDAY (indoor). Please come to school dressed in your PE Kit on these days and you will remain in your PE kit for the whole day.

Multiplication Test

In the summer term 2024 - the children will be sitting a multiplication times tables test. They will be asked lots of questions and be given approximately 6 seconds to answer. This is why daily practice of the different times tables needs to be learnt off by heart so they can be answered automatically. We have set up weekly times table battles on TT Rock Stars which we would strongly recommend the children take part in. They can also practice individually using TT Rock stars or using the Mathsframe multiplication checker which replicates the test the children will be given. To complete the times tables test the children need to answer all the questions correctly which is very tricky, so the more they practice the better prepared they will be! 

Here is a link to practice your timetables:

 https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check 

 

Dates for Diary

Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday 14th February

 

Homework

Homework will be set each week below.  We  have a pink homework exercise book to record homework in.  Children are expected to either mark alongside a parent/carer or use the answers provided to self-mark. Marked homework is handed in on the following Monday. 

 

Children will be set three English tasks and three Mathematics tasks, not including daily reading. Our recommendation is that children complete Task 1 for English and Maths on Tuesday, Task 2 for both on Wednesday and Task 3 for both on Thursday. This short, frequent style of homework will support children to consolidate their learning. However, this is not compulsory and timing of homework can be managed accordingly to suit family schedules. 

 

Snack

Please remember to bring in a water bottle each day.

You may bring a snack of either fresh fruit/ salad, plain popcorn, plain breadsticks or plain rice cakes.

Please remember not to provide snacks that contain dairy or nuts due to the children with allergies being on the playground.  

 

Please make sure you have written your names on your jumpers, coats, water bottles, sandwich boxes and snack pots.

 

The Year 4 Team - Mrs Downey, Miss Edwards, Miss Bond, Mrs Philpot and Miss Hughes.

 

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