Welcome To Otter Class
I hope you all had a lovely half term! We have started our last term with a new book in English called "The Village that Vanished" by Ann Grifalconi which is an African folk tale about how the Yao people saved their village from the slavers. We will be writing a balanced argument about whether Chimwala should've stayed in the village or left with the others.
The children will be taking their Year 4 Times Table Check on Monday 21st June. They are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x12. Make sure that your child is practising their times tables at home using TT rockstars, hit the button, making flash cards or anything else that might help. The test will be taken on a device and you can find a great mock test here. You can find some more information about the test here.
In Geography this half term we have started a new unit called "Investigating Coasts." We will be looking at different coastal areas in the UK and around the world as well as learning about the effects of erosion and deposition and incorporating map work. So far the children have enjoyed exploring different coastal areas using Google Earth.
In Science, we are learning all about the states of matter as well as the water cycle. This half term, we will be building on what the children learnt during lock down and fill any gaps that may arise. We have a lot of great experiments and activities planned involving states of matter!
This half term, we will be continuing to read "The Animals of Farthing Wood" by Colin Dann. The children have enjoyed following the story of the animals on their journey to White Deer Park.
In PE, we are working on our athletics skills and preparing for Sports Day on Wednesday 23rd June in the afternoon. We are practising all of the races and activities as well as promoting good sportsmanship.
- June 21st Year 4 Times Tables Check
- June 23rd Sports Day (pm)
- Please bring in Homework books on Friday 11th June
- PE is on Tuesday so please come into school wearing PE kits
- Please bring your reading record to school every day.