Boston St Nicholas C of E Primary School
YEAR 4 REDWOOD
​Redwood Tree Class
Miss Czerwinska 


 Welcome back !
I hope you and your children have had a lovely half-term break and are ready for our final term before we break up for the summer.
 
 
​Geography

During this term we will  be  learning  more about how to use maps and atlases. Children will be exploring similarities and differences between countries and their human and physical geographical features.
 
​​Literacy and Language 

​In English we have been learning about stories with historical settings. We have been using a range of drama and discussion activities to study a range of characters from the stories 'Runaways' and 'Street Child'. The children will be attempting to show how characters are feeling through their actions and dialogue and put 'clues' in their story to show that it takes place in a historical setting. Finally, as part of our non-fiction work, the children will be creating newspaper reports all about the life and work of Dr Barnardo, the founded of the children's charity Barnardos.
​RE
 ​In RE we will be learning about Religion in the Neighbourhood. The children will be exploring different churches in our community by creating a guide book for Boston. The children will be thinking about questions such as :
-What can we notice about the differences and similarities between people’s
beliefs and ways of life?  
-What different groups do people belong to in the UK?
-What differences to our ways of life does religion make?
-How do people show respect or love for what is sacred to them?
​MATHS 

​During first two weeks we will be revisiting Place Value by identifying, representing and estimating number using different representations. Following weeks our focus will be Geometry–  shapes, angles, lines of symmetry and orientation.  We will finish of the term with applying skills independently by solving problems using all four calculations including measurements and money, fractions and decimals. We will also be learning about statistics and interpreting data. Please support your child with daily recapping their mental maths (time tables and inverse –division facts up to 12 x 12 also number bonds to 100 and 1000), that will enable your child to spend more time to learn and solve geometry and measurement problems rather then trying to work out above calculations correctly.
​SCIENCE 
​Our topic this term is electricity. We will be learning about how electricity is made, stored and transported. We will also complete a range of circuit challenges and using the correct symbols to draw diagrams of the circuits.
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​Homework
Homework will be set on Friday and expected to be completed by the following Friday. 
Spelling will also be sent  home every Wednesday and children will be  expected to bring their log books back to school on Friday (the same week)  ready for their spelling test.
Please continue to support your child to practise their times tables up to 12 x 12 and related division facts. It has already had a significant impact on children's learning. 

Reminders:
· Ensure that your child wears the correct school uniform! All clothes should be named and only black shoes should be worn at school.
· PE is on a Monday and Tuesday– we do have some session   outside, so a pair of jogging bottoms in their PE bags is essential.
· Ensure your child has a named water bottle in school.
· Toast can be bought for 10p.
 
How can you help your child:
· Listen to them read as often as you can, ask open-ended questions and make sure your child justifies his/her opinion while answering.
· Encourage children to use correct English (grammar) and their best choice of vocabulary.
· Encourage your child to  read and tell the time on both analogue and digital clock.
· Support your child to learn their times tables up to 12 x 12 and related division facts.