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Year 4

Spring Term 2019


Welcome back to year 4 and I would like to thank the children and parents for welcoming me to Millmead.



This term, our topic is the East Anglian region and we will be its physical geography, developing our fieldwork skills and investigating the region’s identity as well as aspects of its local history.



In English, we are reading Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and  Grahame Baker-Smith to explore and develop a range of skills, and later we will focus on writing persuasion texts using The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman. Our class reading book is currently There’s a Werewolf In My Tent! by Pamela Butchart and we are reading various short texts/poems in Guided Reading.


We will continue to develop and consolidate grammar and punctation in order to develop and extend our writing. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible and record this information at least three times in their Reading Records. Weekly spellings will be given out on Fridays for testing the following Friday.



We will be developing our reasoning and problem solving skills in Number, exploring area, fractions and decimals.


I must stress how important it is for the children to know all their times tables so please continue to support them in this regard. Times Table Rockstars is, of course, useful for this.



Subjects are Sound and Animals' (including Humans') digestive systems.


The children will have one or two projects to finish over the half term and a letter will be sent home shortly. In May, 4S will be going to Kings Wood Residential Centre in Norfolk.


My colleagues and I are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to speak to us.


Kind regards


The 4S Team

Ms Prendergast, Mrs Jenner and Miss Smith

Spring 1 Home Learning - to follow shortly

Spring Timetable - subject to change

School tours for Nursery September 2020 - dates are on the website - please book via the school office.