Our topic this term is Ty Mawr!
This topic will look at the geography of rivers, the history of the area and its industrial heritage.
Our first unit of work will focus on 'non-chronological reports' and will look at the biographies of a couple of different notable people.
It will use two books to explore this theme:
We will then be spending some time exploring poetry based around the Windrush generation of immigration.
After half-term we will be exploring fantasy stories through Greek myths and the Odyssey.
This term will be establishing a solid understanding of Place Value and formal methods of calculation.
In late June the Year 4s will be doing their 'Multiplication Check'. They are given 6 seconds to answer timestables questions up to 12 x 12.
It is therefore really important to try to find time at home for your child to practise their timestables as practising them frequently is the only way to establish fluency in this area.
We are of course practicing these in school, but time and resources are limited and so individual practice at home is crucial.
I have linked to some resources at the bottom of this page which can be used to practise times tables fluency at home.
For more information about the check, click on this link.
Our P.E. day is currently Fridays, so can all pupils please come to school in their P.E. kits on this day.
Fortunately, school swimming returns this year!
Swimming will be on Tuesday afternoons and will start on 21st September.
Please can you pick up your children directly from the swimming baths at around 3.00pm. Thank you.
It would be very helpful if earings are not worn on these swimming and P.E. days.
PE Kit / Jewellery
On P.E. days, all children will be coming into school in their PE kit. Please ensure that children are wearing the correct kit i.e.
Navy Tracksuit bottoms when it is cold
Navy plain hoody
Trainers not pumps
Swimming – navy costumes or trunks
Long hair must always be tied back