I hope you are all looking forward to our Spring Term. We have many exciting things planned, including trips to Lyme Park, The Jewish Museum and Manchester Airport on World Book Day!

This term we’re starting our topic on Manchester. This is such an exciting topic where the children will gain a greater knowledge of our diverse, interesting and historical city, as well as developing their map skills locally, extending this to our position in the world. We’ll learn all about significant people, places and buildings and will be comparing our school community with another school in Beswick through our school linking project.

In Literacy we’ll be focusing on poetry and learning about poetic devices to enable us to create poems about Manchester.

Year 4 have also been selected to enter the Manchester Mushaira project for World Languages Day, where we will have the opportunity to write poems based on our favourite recipes in our home languages and film our performances of them.

In addition we’ll also be creating leaflets to persuade people to visit our city, using ICT skills.

In Science we will be learning about Sound. This will involve an investigation to find out which material is best for sound proofing!

In Maths we’ll continue to practise our multiplication tables, alongside written methods for multiplication and division of 3 and even 4 digit numbers.

Helping your child learn their multiplication tables will really help them with maths in Year 4.

We use the White Rose scheme to support our teaching of maths. This link will show you what we will cover this term. You can download the scheme that we use at Unity to show you how we teach certain mathematical concepts. https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/

Maths homework will be set each week, however, your child should continue to learn x tables, spellings and participate in daily reading. Our children also have access to ‘Purple Mash’ where they will find a wide variety of tasks and educational games.

Please feel free to speak to any of the Year 4 team should you have any questions, ideas or concerns. We are always happy to support you in any way we can and are available both before or after school.

Thank you for your support as always,

Ms Ogunyemi, Ms Jolleys, Mrs Ahmed, Mrs Yang