Horsforth Newlaithes

Year 4

Summer Term

Year 4 Newsletter Summer 1

Coming up this term:

We have had a lovely first week back! It has been an exciting start with new carpets in the classrooms, the Swimming Gala on Thursday and our new behaviour system being introduced in school! The children have impressed us by collecting lots of Purple Points already.

This half term we will be continuing our geography work on the Amazon Rainforest as we investigate tribes who live there. We will also complete a writing unit based on the wonderful book “The Great Kapok Tree” to consolidate our work on the issues facing the Rainforest.

This week, we have begun a writing unit looking at explanation texts. We have studied a text about a Robot Cat, which we are going to use to inspire our own Robot Pets. In Whole Class Reading, we are continuing to read “Journey to the River Sea” which is bringing our work on the Amazon vividly to life. We will move on to study “The Boy at the Back of the Class” by Onjali Q Rauf later this half term.

In maths, we are working on Decimals before moving on to money and time while in science, we have begun to learn about our teeth, thinking about the different types of teeth and the jobs they do. We will then move on to looking at the digestive system. 

In PE we are going to be playing golf on Mondays and rounders on Thursdays. If anyone is a keen golfer (including grandparents!) and would like to come in one Monday to share their knowledge and love of the game, we would love to hear from you.


Important Reminders

Don’t forget to check the Homework Slip each week for homework and weekly reminders.

PE Days for the rest of this year will be MONDAY and THURSDAY for both Acacia and Willow.

Please continue with your daily 10 minute reads at home. This really does make all the difference.

Remember to use TTRS and the 1 minute White Rose Maths App to practise quick retrieval.

Children should have a named water bottle in school daily and a coat – particularly in the changeable weather we are having. Remind your children to stay off the grass and stick to paths around school to avoid muddy feet coming into school.


Key Dates

May Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May

Brownlee Triathlon – Monday 20th May

Training Day – Friday 24th May