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Welcome to 4J

Land of Hope and Glory

Our final topic for this year takes us on an adventure around the United Kingdom. We will be looking at landmarks, cities, monuments and influential people from History. We will be looking at changes over time and thinking about the effect this has had on the UK. 

 

Literacy

This term the children will write a range of text types  which will involve them presenting information through reports, stories, poems and more. We are beginning by writing an information text based around cities, mountains and rivers within the UK.

 

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Maths

During theSummer term, the children will be exploring areas of shape, space and data. We will be discovering the properties of 3D shapes and looking at the triangle and quadrilateral families. We will also be continuing to look at telling the time and reading timetables.

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Wider Opportunities

The Children will continue their weekly music lessons in class and will be attending a concert where they will play later in the year. We will also be beginning our swimming lessons in June.

Science

In the first half term, our science focus will be continuing to learn about our digestive system and teeth. We will be experimenting to discover the effect of liquids on our teeth and gathering results to write a conclusion. We will then be moving on to explore forces!

Homereaders

Your child will have regular opportunities to change their homereading book and we encourage them to take it home each day. They will also bring a reading record to sign.

PE

Our PE day is Wednesday. This half –term we are doing athletics and so your child will require sturdy trainers, but without studs please. We will be going outside to look at running, jumping and throwing techniques.

Homework

Homework is sent out on Fridays and your child will go through their work the following Friday with their class teacher. Homework consists of maths, spellings and reading in preparation for our Bookclub lessons. 

Book Club

In 4J we reading the book 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl.  Each Friday your child will have a section from the book to read at home as part of their weekly homework. We encourage you to read and enjoy this text together and ask that your child brings the book back on Monday for our Book Club sessions.