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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Monday and Thursday**

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Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

Year 4 Project,Summer 2 term 2022: Solids, Liquids and Gases

  • What's the big idea?

    Sound and light is all around us – from the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning in a storm, to a mobile phone ringing and flashing when someone calls us, to the billions of different sounds and lights leaping into life on the TV when we switch it on.

    Everything in our Universe is made up of tiny particles called atoms, including the Earth itself and everything that exists: the air we breathe, our bodies, plants, animals, materials, objects, etc.

    In this project, we are going to explore how materials can exist in three different ways: solids, liquids and gases. We will also explore the many sounds and lights that are part of our everyday lives.

  • What will we be learning?

    Science

    We will be able to:

    • Compare and group materials together – deciding whether they are solid, liquid or gas
    • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
    • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in thewater cycle
    • Identify how sounds are made
    • Recognise that vibrations from sound travel to the ear

    Geography

    We will be able to:

    • Locate the world’s countries using maps
    • Develop an understanding of longitude, latitude, hemsipheres and time zones
    • Compare similarities and differences between regions of Iceland and regions of the UK – in particular the Lake District in Cumbria

    Art

    We will be know about:

    • Beatrix Potter
    • Botanical artists, such as Margaret Mee

    We will be able to:

    • Use watercolours to create our own illustrations in the style of Beatrix Potter
    • Use colouring pencils to sketch and colour our own drawings of plants
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    Please help your child to know all of the times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and their related division facts. This is incredibly important – there is a compulsory Year 4 National Times Tables Test in June.

    We will continue learning about fractions. We will then learn about decimals.

    If your child still can’t tell the time yet, this is a great thing to work on at home. Thank you!

  • English

    We will complete our study of newspaper articles. We will then begin reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe while writing descriptive writing. We will continue working on improving our knowledge of word classes and grammatical features such as fronted adverbials.

  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    The School Day

    The Year 4 school day starts at 8.45am and endo of the day is 3.15pm.

    PE Kits:

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 4 PE days are Mondays and Thursdays.

    Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!

    We have lots of lovely reading books in school – please ask your child to bring one home whenever they wish!

    Homelearning

    We continue to send home learning out every Friday. Thank you for returning this on Mondays – you can always email home learning to us too griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    The most important home learning you can do is reading and times tables practice.

    Times Tables Check

    Year 4 have a times tables check in June. Please continue helping your child practise lots – they have made great progress! Thank you!

    Lake District or Iceland

    Do you have maps, books, photographs, artefacts from these areas?

    Do you have books by Beatrix Potter that we could borrow? (We will look after them I promise!)

    Would you like to come and talk about your visits to these areas?! We would love to have you in our classrooms!

    Thank you!

    Your children have been such a pleasure to teach this year. They are kind, gentle, socially responsible. They work hard. Thank you!

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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