Welcome to Spring term 2018 in Orinoco (Year 4)

I hope you all had a lovely winter holiday and are ready to get back to work for what will be a very fast paced term!

Homework is currently being reviewed and we will update you A.S.A.P.

Children need to continue to practise reading at home, so I appreciate your help listening to your child read and encouraging them to use Bug Club at least 3 times a week. Please make sure your child brings their school reading book to school every day to allow us to change your child’s book as necessary.

Weekly spellings list will be sent home with the children for them to practise in preparation for our test on a Friday. We will be practising spellings every day.

Literacy –  We will be linking our literacy targets extremely closely to our topic wherever possible. We will be starting the spring term by looking at diary entries from the perspective of a slave owner.

Maths –  We will be starting the term with a pre assessment before starting our fractions work.

Computing – We will be

R.E. – The children will be studying Christianity.

History and Geography Topic – Our topic title this term is Battle For Britain. Through this title we will be focusing on the Romans. This topic will also see the return of the extremely popular parent morning where we hope to make shields and laurel wreaths.

P.E. –  PE sessions will continue to be taught both inside and outside.  Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit in school. We are very fortunate to welcome a dance coach for the spring term who will be putting us all through our paces!

Art –  We will be using colour for dramatic effect through the painting of our Roman artwork. We will also be creating mosaics.

Music –  We will be taking part in the wider opportunities music service. We will be learning to play the glockenspiels. We will be further developing our skills following our fantastic Christmas concert.

We look forward to seeing you all back in school.

Mr Richards

 

Mrs Graham (teaching assistant)

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