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Year 4 2011/2012

Welcome to Year 4!

Hi Parents/Carers 
The teachers in year 4 are Miss Prentice and Miss Hale and working with us are Mrs Smith and Mrs Tweedle.
So far this year we have looked at and covered

Autumn
Literacy - Story writing, settings and characters, newspapers, recounts and sentences work.
Numeracy - Counting, partitioning and calculations, securing number facts, handling data, measures, calculating, measuring and understanding shape.
Theme - Ancient Egypt
Science - Habitats and conservation.
PE - Dance, gymnastics, football and hockey.
French - Personal information and numbers.
RE - Sacred texts and Christmas.
Autumn trips/vistors included going to the Opera House in Manchester to see Horrible Histories- The Awful Egyptians. A great time was had by all!
Steven Baker visited us to celebrate the Christmas story.

Spring
Literacy - Story writing, settings and characters, instructions, persuasive writing, adverts and sentence work.
Numeracy - Counting, partitioning and calculations, securing number facts, handling data, measures, calculating, measuring and understanding shape.
Theme - Henry V111 and Tudor life
Science - Friction and solids and liquids.
PE - Gymnastics, volleyball and Tudor dance.
French - Animals and instructions
RE - Prayer, special places and Easter.
Spring trips/visitors include Medieval dance, drama and music workshops.

In the summer term we will be covering 

Summer
Literacy - Story writing, settings and characters, playscripts, information writing, poetry and sentence work.
Numeracy - Counting, partitioning and calculations, securing number facts, handling data, measures, calculating, measuring and understanding shape.
Theme - World War 11 and evacuation
Science - Keeping healthy, Human Growth and movement.
PE - Dance life in the Blitz, gymnastics, athletics and rounders.
French - Weather, instructions and stories.
RE - Journey of life.
Summer trips/visitors include the Imperial War Museum Manchester.
If anyone knows of someone who was evacuated during World War 11 and would be willing to come in to talk to the children about their experiences, please contact either Miss Prentice or Miss Hale.

All children in year 4 have the opportunity to attend homework club on Friday lunch times 12.00-12.30 with Miss Prentice. 

Writing task and numeracy homeworks are given out weekly to reinforce class work. Children are encouraged to research on the internet or visit the library to build on and extend their knowledge.


At the beginning of June we will be having EXAM WEEK!! So please keep up your hard work listening to your children read each night and helping with homework. Please make sure your children attend school this week as it is vital to measure the progress made this academic year.

We will be stuying and revising for exams in - 
Maths - Papers A and B

Mental Maths

Long Story Write 
Short Story Write 
Spelling Test 
Reading Comprehension 

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