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SWALLOWNEST PRIMARY SCHOOL SWALLOWNEST PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Year 4

 

Welcome back to term 5!

 

Curriculum Information

 

We have planned lots of exciting and challenging learning tasks linked to our topic of ‘Who Were the Tudors?’

 

This term in Literacy we will be investigating the lives of the Queens Mary I and Elizabeth I, who reigned during the Tudor era. Then we will be writing diary entries in role of these. We will also learning about the life of Henry VII, and then we will be writing a report out him.

 

Spellings will be taken from the Common Exception Words list. There will continue to be a spelling test each Friday, so please ensure you are practising these at home too.

 

In Numeracy we will be looking at number and place value, investigation and reasoning skills, measures and statistics whilst frequently developing our mental maths skills.

 

In Science we will continue with our topic of Electricity. This half term we will focus upon testing complete and incomplete circuits. We will also conduct an investigation into the different type of switches and their uses.

 

In Computing we are looking at the unit ‘We are HTML editors’

 

In History we will be considering the question – Who Were the Tudors?

 

In Art we will be working creatively, developing observation, collage and sewing skills.

 

In PSHE and Citizenship- Keeping Myself Safe E-Safety: Responsible Use of the Internet  SEAL: Getting

On and Falling Out, Say No to Bullying will be our focus.

 

In RE we will be considering Christian and Hindu answers to questions: What is God like? What matters most in life? What happens when we die?

 

In PE this term we will be learning how to play hockey, and also cricket. We will develop our throwing and catching skills, batting a ball, and working as a team to eventually play both a hockey and cricket match.

 

Reminders

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. The PE topics this term are hockey and cricket. Mr Rocket, the PE coach will teach the Wednesday lesson of cricket.

                

 

Please ensure your child has the correct change of clothing and suitable footwear for each lesson- both indoor and outdoor.

 

Homework

Children need to practice their reading at home. Please encourage them to do so by signing their reading diary each day. This term spellings will be linked to the Common Exception spelling lists. Regular reading comprehension work will be sent out and topic homework will be set. Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.


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