Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter break.
This half term our topic is all about ‘How has entertainment changed over the last 100 years?’ As part of this topic, the children will be learning about advances in leisure and entertainment technologies, such as film, music, dance and radio throughout the 20th century and into present day.
For science, the children will be asked to find out about Sound, learning how sounds are made, how they travel and how to manipulate sounds by exploring pitch.
In English, the children will be studying the story of ‘Leon and the Place Between’, written by Angela McAllister. The children will have opportunities to explore the sensory and descriptive language used by the author, before writing their own versions.
In maths, the children will be learning about measures, with a focus on telling time and solving problems involving money. They will also explore statistics, by handling and interpreting data. Talk about time regularly with your children and get them to use it practically each day by asking them questions such as, ‘What time is it now? Explain how you know. How long until the next o’clock/until your favourite program starts?’ or ‘If this task takes 20 minutes from now, what time will it be finished?’ and so on.
Reminder: The Y4 Multiplication Check is fast approaching so please encourage your children to use TTRockstars regularly to improve their speedy recall. Additional information for parents (which was shared via Dojo last half term) can be found by following this link - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multiplication-tables-check-information-for-parents
Weekly spelling lists and homework will continue to go out every Monday and Friday respectively. In addition to this, we also ask that you listen to your child read at home at least three times a week.
Finally, thank you for your continued support and please feel free to contact me via Class Dojo if you have any concerns regarding your child’s learning or wellbeing.