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Year 4

Geography - we have learnt lots of interesting facts about Mount Everest.

Maths games - we enjoyed making our own times table game in maths this week.

Play scripts - we wrote a play for 'Mr Stink'. We performed them to the rest of year four.

Kingswood 2016
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6th January 2016


Dear Parents,


We hope you had a lovely Christmas.  Below is a general outline of the work to be covered this half term.


As a partner in your child’s learning you may help by taking her or him to the library or supporting this programme of work in other ways.  If you have any books, articles, artefacts or any other materials which you think are relevant to support the learning experience of your child and the class, we would be very pleased to hear from you.



We will be reading stories from other cultures.  We will explore the texts using drama and use our speaking and listening skills to hot seat characters.  We will then become authors as we write our story set in a different country.  We will focus particularly on using connectives to move time on in stories such as early the next morning, later that day, a little later, shortly after that or meanwhile.



We will continue to have a very important times table focus.  In a recent news item the Government indicated that children in Year 6 may be having a statutory times table test. We will begin again at the 2 times and then continue up the tables as we did last term.  We will test the children every Friday.  Please see list below for which tables you should practise with your child each week.


Week Beginning

Times Table



2 x



3 x



4 x



5 x



6 x



7 x



Constant revision of all times tables will help your child in all areas of maths.  Mental maths will be practised daily and incorporated into the numeracy lesson to help children develop quick calculation skills.



Our main topic in maths will be:


Week 1 – Division

Week 2 – Measurement Perimeter and Area

Week 3 – Convert between different units of measure

Week 4 – Time

Week 5 – Ordering measures and converting time

Week 6 – Time Problems, Addition and Subtraction



In Science we will be looking at animals including humans.  This will cover the simple functions of the digestive system, different types of teeth and food chains.  We will be encouraging the correct use of scientific vocabulary where possible.


Geography and Art

Our topic for the term will be Rainforests.  We will explore where they are and who lives in rainforests (including animals, plants and indigenous people).  We will look at the artwork of Henri Rousseau and explore some of his most famous works portraying rainforests and explore his style and the features of his paintings before creating our own Rousseau inspired rainforest scene.


Homework Reminders

  • All homework to be returned on Wednesdays.
  • Please listen to your child read as often as possible and ask them questions about what they have read.
  • Children complete work (with a pencil) into green or red homework books rather than writing on the sheets.
  • Spellings – Please see list of spellings in back of their green English Book (New Sheet – Spring Term 1)


P.E. / I.C.T

These subjects will now take place on Thursday afternoons.  Please ensure your child has a full labelled kit in school.


We hope your child has a happy and successful half term. 


If you have any questions or need to make an appointment to see us at any time during the term please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Yours sincerely




Miss J Hall                                          Miss S Williams

Year 4                                                 Year 4


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Sound Investigations

Mathematics - We have learnt how to exchange tens and hundreds using Base Ten and place value counters.

Mathematics - We have learnt how to bridge from the ones to the tens column in column addition.

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