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Welcome to Year 4 Shrews!

With

Miss Salim and Mrs Lee

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Hope you all had a very exciting Easter Holidays! 

 

Important Reminders:

  • P.E.

Every Thursday we have P.E. and Outdoor education. EVERY child needs to come into school wearing their PE Kit and bring their FULL school uniform to change into.

 

  • Swimming

Every Friday Year 4’s go swimming! Children need to bring their swimming kit and a towel. Children are also allowed to bring a healthy snack and a bottle of water or a still drink.

 

  • Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned to school by Wednesday Morning. Spellings will also be given out and children will have to learn the spellings for their spellings test.

 

  • Planners

Planners must be brought to school every day and signed by a parent or guardian at the end of the week, every week.

 

The new planners also include a reading record. We expect children to read at least 3 times a week! Once you’ve listened to your child, make a comment and sign it. We will then add up all the comments. Let's see who can get all four Book Bucks!

 

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English

This term in English, we will be looking at writing a biography of a famous person as well as writing formal persuasive texts.

 

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Maths

This term in maths, we will be recapping our knowledge of fractions. We will be working out equivalent fractions, adding fractions with the same denominator and looking at decimal equivalents.

 

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IPC

Our new IPC topic for this term is 'Explorers and Adventurers'. Read on to find out the different subjects we will be teaching:

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

• About explorers and adventurers in the past

• How to gather information from maps, pictures and books

• How to answer simple questions about exploration

 

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

• About the artwork of explorer-artists

• How to draw plants and animals with accuracy

 

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

• If we think exploration is a good thing

• About conflict and exploration in the past

• About female explorers in the past and today

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

• About magnetism and which metals are magnetic

• How to make a compass

• How sounds are made

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

• How exploration has changed the world

• Who owns the Moon and planets in space

 

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