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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School

Year 4

Information for Parents –Spring term 2020

Class:

4

Topic for this term:

Myths and Legends and Road Trip USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any further details about this term’s topic:

Myths and Legends

Do you believe in dragons? How about fairies and giants? It’s time to uncover the magic and mystery of Wales! During this half term, we will visit the staff from the Brecon Beacon's National Parks to find out about welsh myths. We’ll explore the key features of myths and legends and investigate the Arthurian tales of the Welsh flag’s red dragon and the Knights of the Round Table.  The legends of fearsome giants, crafty lake monsters and mischievous fairies will also be introduced to us. We’ll stomp like giants, use clay to model monsters. we will carry out a scientific investigation based on the myth of Icarus.

Road Trip USA

Buckle up and put your sunglasses on – this half term we’re going on a road trip across the USA! We’ll use travel brochures and the internet to research New York. Using maps, we’ll locate the USA and find the names of the states. We’ll look at the amazing lights of Times Square, make circuits and create a program for a tourist trip around New York.   We’ll create travel brochures and make illuminated models of different landmarks. Then we’ll sample delicious dishes – would anyone like a corn dog?

 

The  children have HWB usernames and passwords inside their homework books.This account gives them access to Office 365 and a wide range of learning tools. Maths active learn login details are the same as last term. This allows them to access their maths homework online. If you have any problems getting on to these web sites, please let me know.

Days which PE kit will be needed:

Could you please ensure a PE kit is in school every day as we will be doing indoor and outdoor PE this half term. Sensible footwear for when we do our daily mile.

Days homework will be set:

Active learn homework will usually be set every fortnight on a Friday.

The menu of homework activities can be found inside the homework books with details of when it needs to be handed in.

Days homework is to be handed in:

Active learn maths homework should be completed by the following Tuesday.

Any other ways parents can help

If you have any information or knowledge that you could offer on our topics, please let us know.

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and practising the multiplication tables. In particular: 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 x table. Telling the time for o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter two, 5, 10, 20, 25 past and to. Digital time also.

Tieing shoe laces is always a tricky one, particularly in school. If you are able to teach and help your child with this important skill, it would be really helpful.

Any other general reminders

 Your child will need a healthy snack at break time.

Please ensure that the appropriate school uniform and footwear is worn.

Drinks bottles with name labels.

**Please ensure all clothing/shoes/bags are clearly labelled with a name.**