Spring Term Year 4
This term our topic is based on the novel “The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips” by Michael Michael Morpurgo, who wrote “War Horse.” The focus of this topic is to follow the main character of Lily,a child living in Slapton Sands Devon in World War. We will use historic evidence to think about her day to day life and how it differs from our own. This will include such subjects from the book as:- the evacuees, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, rationing, the Desert War in North Africa, U.S. soldiers, the Slapton Sands tragedy and the build up to D’day.
This will require the children to wear their school sports kit. We are also undertaking, a stamina building, daily 10 minute run. No special kit is required for this.
Homework will be given out on a Friday. It is to be completed by the following Wednesday. From time to time homework will include access to on-line practise programs.
Please listen to, and read with, your child at home and make a record in their reading diary. Remember, daily practice with an adult can increase your child's enthusiasm and understanding of reading. It will also enhance their progress. We hope you will be able to do this at least 3 times in 7 days.
Please remember to remind your children to regularly practice their times tables, number bonds, and other mental arithmetic techniques, as well as their handwriting and spellings.
The weekly tables and expert challenge is undertaken on Thursdays with a spelling test on Fridays.