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St Christophers Academy

Year 4

School Closure - Key Information

Miss Bell - cbell@bestacademies.org.uk

Week Beginning 29th June 2020

The final Home Learning Pack for the Summer Term will be available to collect from the front of school from Monday 29th June at 9am.

Please refer to your timetable to see your tasks for this week.

You can also find the Home Learning timetable at the bottom of this page. You will also find all the relevant paperwork tasks to go with the timetable. The timetable can also be found on the Home Learning tab to the right (or bottom of page depending on device). Any questions, please email Miss Bell or you can ask questions on our Purple Mash blog.

All pupils have been provided with log-ins and passwords but if any have forgotten their details, parents/carers can email Miss Bell for a reminder. Pupils should check regularly to see if all tasks have been completed or if new tasks have been set. 

Please remember, we are here to help and the pupils' well-being, safety and learning are our priorities.

Sing Out Play Out - message to parents and pupils

Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, the Year 3/4 performance at The Grove has been cancelled. However, please see the message below from Inspiring Music:

The Sing Out, Play Out projects got off to a fantastic start during the Autumn and Spring terms but I think that it is safe for us to assume that unfortunately we will not be able to go ahead with our Celebration Concerts in the Summer term as originally planned.

The Sing Out, Play Out team have been working hard on recording the songs with lyrics and actions to follow so that all children will be able to continue to learn the songs with their familiar teachers. 

Please can I ask that you share the following link with all students who took part in the Sing Out Play Out project this year so that they can continue to learn the songs with our wonderful Vocal Animateurs so that we can come together at a later date to perform:    

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_epM1bwG4L1bd43TqN4QYEjnV62XuvsN

Welcome to Year 4!

P.E. - Year 4 P.E. days will be Tuesdays and Fridays. Children will need to bring in a P.E. kit at the start of the term which will stay in school ready for each lesson.

Homework - Homework will be set every Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. A weekly list of spelling words be given out on Monday for the children to learn ready for a spelling test on Friday. If there are any difficulties children should speak to their teachers as soon as possible. If any website homework cannot be completed at home, there are school laptops available for use during break and lunch times.   

Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night to support their comprehension skills.  Parents can help encourage their child’s reading by listening to them read, asking questions and showing an interest in the books.

 

What will we be learning this term?

English – During the Spring term, our Key texts will include Egyptian Cinderella and The Wind in the Willows. Using these books as our focus, we will explore a variety of writing genres including diaries and adventure stories.

 

Maths – Maths lessons will include the following topics: Multiplication and Division, Measurement: Area, Decimals and Fractions.

 

Science – In Science we will be studying the big question ‘What’s the matter?’ which focuses on solids, liquids and gases. We will look at classifying solids, liquids and gases and how materials change when they are heated and cooled.

 

Geography – Year 4 will be investigating the fascinating question: Will we ever see the water we drink again? To begin, we will consider where our water comes from, the water cycle, what happens to water once it goes down the plughole and how it is treated. We will then consider why water is such a valuable commodity, investigate why some places have drought or a lack of water and how and why we should conserve it.

 

Music –Every Wednesday afternoon, Year 4 will take part in Ukulele lessons taught by Mrs Felce from Inspiring Music.  During these lessons, the children will learn how to play the ukulele, how to read musical notation and how to create their own songs .

 

History – The history unit of work will investigate the question How do we know the Romans invaded Britain? This includes a focus on the Roman Army and their power, the famous Boudicca and the chance to become an archaeologist!

 

R.E. – This term, Year 4 will look at Hinduism. We will focus on who founded Hinduism, where is was founded and how worship is carried out.

 

P.E. – Mr Kenneford will teach the children on both Tuesdays and Fridays with a focus on outdoor games.

 

Remember to keep looking out for updates and photos of our learning!