Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 4

 


Class 4 Curriculum Evening

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all enjoyed your Easter, we are now in the final term of the year and this letter shows the areas we will be learning about this term.

Literacy:

This term the children will be taught key skills through a range of text types, including:

  • Autobiographies
  • Poetry:
  • Discussion

The children will be learning the features of the texts and using these in their own writing.

 Reading:

During Guided Reading children will work with a teacher at least once a week. During this time we will work on their reading and reading skills e.g. comprehension. Throughout the week, children will complete activities to support their reading ability. The children have time throughout the week to change their library books and they have access to the reading cloud, to help them at home.

Maths:

In maths, we will focussing on addition and subtraction, decimals, fractions, multiplication tables, perimeter, area and symmetry.

Religious Education: 

Our RE questions this term are: ‘Why are festivals important to some religious communities?’ and ‘Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this?’ We shall be exploring christianity and other religions through these questions.

Science:

Sound

This term, the children will be looking at sound; how it travels, pitch and volume. They will also be looking at ways to insulate against sound.

Music:

We will be continuing to listen and appraise music and compare different genres of music. We will also  be composing and improvising music using tuned percussion instruments. We shall look at basic music notation to help us with this.

Computing: We will be learning how to use spreadsheets and databases.  We will continue to learn how to keep ourselves safe on the Internet.

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Art and DT:

In art, we shall be making Ancient Egyptian portraits.

History: We will be continuing our study of the Ancient Egyptians.

Geography:

Our Geography unit is ‘Who are the global caretakers? We are!’ The children will be learning about the layers in the atmosphere, fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.

Physical Education:

Our PE session will be on a Monday. In this session we will be doing athletics and striking and fielding games. We will also begin swimming this term. Children must not wear earrings and must have their hair tied back if it is long.

Personal, Social and Health Education:

In PSHE, we will be studying the topics: good to be me and relationships. 

Homework

Children will receive their homework on a Friday and it is to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Homework will include spellings with a task, maths and handwriting. It is expected that every child reads to an adult at least a minimum of 3 times a week. However it is most ideal that you hear your child read every night. Adults should indicate and record that they have heard the child read and a brief comment should be made. Reading records will be checked once a week to ensure that this is happening.

 

Many Thanks,

Teacher: Miss Wilkins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Speight