St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 4                Miss Mentzel             Term 1

 

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

 

Welcome to Year 4! What an exciting year ahead we have to look forward to! Our topic this term is all about water! We will be exploring the sources of water by identifying reservoirs and rivers running through Britain, and learning about the water cycle and why this is important. We will be continuing this theme in Science, investigating how materials change states when they are heated and cooled. The pupils will be identifying the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle associating this with temperature. If you have any interesting information about the weather or the water cycle that you would like to share, please feel free to bring it in so we can share it in a show and tell session.

 

For our new RE topic entitled ‘People’, our Big Prayer Question this term is ‘Where do I come from?’ We will be learning all about our family trees as well as Jesus’ family tree, looking at the links between relatives. Our prayer table focuses on how we can work together as one Christian family.

 

We will be completing regular spelling and grammar sessions to support our English work. Ensure you are practising your spelling words every day, including additional words which follow the same spelling patterns we are focusing on each week. Daily reading should also take place at home to support our guided reading and comprehension sessions in school.

 

This term’s PE will take place on a Tuesday and Friday morning. Please ensure you have warm clothing and trainers with you. Earrings should be removed and long hair should be tied back.

 

Useful Websites to support Learning:

 

(If you discover any other interesting websites related to what we are learning then let me know and I will add them to the list!)

 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/weather-for-kids

 

www.thewaterproject.org

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/