Welcome to Year 4 Miss Stevenson's Class
Spring Term 2019
Welcome back! I hope you all had a relaxing break and enjoyed the sunshine.
Our first week back was jam-packed full. The children really enjoyed learning about 'Plastic Pollution' as part of our Creative Curriculum Week. We focused on the damage and debris caused by plastic in our oceans and looked at the ways we could help reduce this. The children were full of ideas and keen to help, we have made pledges, drawn posters, written newspaper articles and even written to our local MP.
This half term, we will learn to understand similarities and differences through the human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom. We will compare our coastal town of Southport with the Lake District. Children will have opportunities to use maps at different scales, relate photos to maps, study aerial views and look at land use patterns. They will learn to appreciate how some of these aspects have changed over time.
There will be many opportunities for collaborative work, independent research and writing. The Creative Overview featured below demonstrates how subjects connect through this topic.
Children are asked to bring their reading book and record to school each day. I am encouraging the children to practise reading aloud at home and keep a signed record of their reading both in school and at home.
Homework will be set each Friday and should be completed and returned the following Friday. Weekly homework will include a Maths based activity to reinforce learning which has taken place during the week and a spelling activity. The children will be tested each Friday on the spelling words and they will be assessed each week on times table facts.
We are continuing our swimming lessons. Please ensure a full swimming kit is brought into school each Wednesday. The after school Gymnastics Club will be starting this half term for 4S.
I look forward to getting to another fun term.