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Summer 2 Newsletter 2018
Welcome back Jaguars! I can’t believe it’s our last half term together. I have had such a wonderful year getting to know you all and having so much fun in our lessons and on our trips! Thank you for such a great year and I will miss each of you dearly!
Parkgate Project - Conservation:
This half term, each of our topics will have the theme of conservation incorporated into it.
This project will link directly in with our science topic this half term. The children will focus on conservation in Parkgate.
What does it mean to live in a conservation area?
We will map out the conservation areas on a map and look at changes over the years. We will visit and observe 4 different habitats and collect data on what we see. We will compare habitats and discuss how we could make improvements and encourage others to keep it safe and why it needs looking after.
We will also focus on the effects of deforestation on animals and indigenous people. We will be raising awareness in and around Parkgate – so look out for us! We will also be helping local charities who support this theme.
This half term you will be studying a range of non fiction texts about Rainforests and indigenous people which will help you to write the following:
The Reading Challenge:
The Reading challenge is going really well in year 4 and the children are always excited to come and show me their reading records each morning. Please keep it up year 4. There will be prizes towards the end of the year if you reach beyond the gold level!
You should read every night and ask your parent/carer to sign once you have read. If you manage to read 5 times within the week you will earn a stamp in your reading record. Once you have earned 10 stamps you will receive a bronze certificate in praise assembly. You will have to earn a further 10 stars for a silver and then gold certificate. Please ensure you bring your reading record and book into school every day in order to keep track of your reading.
This half term, we will be focusing on Measure and Properties of Shape and Statistics with Mrs. Rashid:
By the end of the term you should be able to:
Times tables are really important and by the end of year 4 it is expected that you should be able to recall your times tables up to 12 x 12. In school we will be playing daily times tables games and there will be a weekly times table challenge called Rainbow times tables (This is a timed test. You will progress through the colours once you achieve full marks on each colour) To help you achieve full marks ensure you practice your tables at home too.
The theme in science this half term is ‘Living things and their habitats (saving our habitats)’
By the end of the unit you should be able to:
Mr Booth and I will be teaching PE on a Tuesday and Mr Kelly will be teaching PE on a Wednesday. Please ensure children have their full kit in school on these days with their names in.
The theme in Geography this half term is Rainforests which links nicely with our conservation theme.
By the end of the topic you should be able to:
DT will be taught by Mrs Hibbert and the topic for this half term is Weaving:
The children will:
We will be looking at current and relevant news.
Our big question for this half term is:
How do Muslim families show faith through their celebrations?
Children will be learning about all the celebrations Muslims celebrate and the importance of them. As Eid is coming up – we will be celebrating Eid in school so get your best clothes ready!
Homework and spellings:
Maths and English homework will be given out every Wednesday and expected back the following Monday.
If your child is finding the homework difficult then please encourage them to come to homework club on a Wednesday and Thursday Lunchtime.
The children have been given a My Maths login which is glued into Maths homework books. If your child has trouble logging in at home, they are more than welcome to complete homework in school with me or go to homework club on a Thursday lunchtime.
Feel free to come and speak to me about any concerns or queries!
Mrs Rashid :)