Welcome to Kingfishers, Toucans and Woodpeckers
A warm welcome back to everyone after a chocolate-filled Easter! Although this year has been different to previous years, we hope that you still had a lovely, restful holiday!
It is hard to believe that we are in our summer term already!
Over this coming term, we have lots of exciting learning and activities including the Tempest workshops, which is run by the Guildford Shakespeare Company, where the children will have a chance to act and express themselves by doing drama over the course of several sessions.
We have a History workshop via Zoom, Science Workshop, Sports day and finally, the children will get the chance to meet their new teacher at the end of June. Please see the newsletter for dates.
As our Summer term is so busy, we still have lots of learning to master, therefore it is crucial that all children are to continue to complete their reading, times table and spellings daily at home, as well as their weekly Maths homework via Seesaw. Don’t forget that the school provides great and valuable online resources such as: TT Rockstars, Active Learn and Bug club. These websites can be used to practise and consolidate children’s skills across the curriculum and are especially useful with inference skills during their guided reading. All children have their individual login and password and these can be found in their reading diaries, if not please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher via class emails or Seesaw.
During the Summer term, we have lots of exciting curriculum content to cover. From a historical perspective we will be looking to discover more about the lives of the Romans (did you know that the Romans also had to deal with the ravages of a pandemic from about AD249 to AD262? This was called the Plague of Cyprian ….but you know what, they too got through it by sticking together). The material we will be covering will encompass such topics as Roman settlements, Roman Gods or deities, Roman road networks and systems, Boudicca and Hadrian’s wall, to name a few. There will be many cross-curricular links within these themes and we will be providing you all with lots of ideas for projects – which will really make this subject, come to life!
In Science, our focus will be on comparing and grouping together materials whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Then, we will be observing how materials change when heated or cooled, and we will measure/research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius.
As you can see, it’s a busy, fun-filled term that will encourage learning for all the children.
We really do hope that life becomes more normal in the coming months with the restrictions being eased, but until we are fully back to normality please stay safe and remember we are always here to help wherever we can.
The Year 4 staff look forward to working with you this academic year. If you have any questions, concerns or worries about anything do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss Liddiard , Miss Palmer & Mrs Tokunaga