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Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Year 4. I hope you had a lovely Summer and I am very much looking forward to working with you this year. Firstly I would like to congratulate the children on some fantastic homework.


Eyam / Hathersage / Underwood

As part of our class topic we will be studying the settlements of Hathersage, Underwood and Eyam. This will include learning about Eyam and the plague during 1665. This topic will include mainly Geography, English, History, music and Art.



Some of the mathematics areas to be covered during this half term will be number bonds, addition and subtraction, place value, multiplication and division, time and fractions. We will also be doing some interesting maths investigations to challenge and make the children think. Multiplication tables tests will take place on Friday and will start from next week. Maths homework, will also be handed out on Fridays and will need to be handed in on Wednesdays. All children will receive a homework folder to help organise their work.



We will be making strong links with our Geography and History work and the text types we will be focussing on will be recounts, diaries, information text, poetry and explanatory text. Spelling homework will start this Friday and the children will be tested on the following Friday. If the children achieve full marks on three consecutive weeks they will receive a merit. Spelling sentences work will need to be handed in on a Wednesday.


Homework is a very important way of supporting your child’s learning in school. This term, we will have a big focus on reading. Please could you ensure your child reads 5 times each week. Each child has their own Bookworm Bookmark. If they have read at home five times during the week they will gain another 'Book Worm' token to add to their bookmark. When each child has obtained 10 book worm tokens, they will receive a book. Please don't forget to sign your child's diary when you hear them read or when they read independently at home.



Please could you make sure that P.E. kits are brought to school on Monday of each week and that all P.E. clothing is named. This half term we will be focussing on Tag Rugby and Athletics.



During science lessons we will be learning about materials and finding out about solids, liquids and gases. This will include a number of exciting investigations.



Our R.E. this half term will be looking at the celebration of harvest, Diwali a Hindu festival and prayers.