St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

‘Excellence, Happiness & Achievement’

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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: 4HT

Date: June 2017


General Information / Upcoming Events

19th June Sports Day – your child will have brought a slip home about this.

20th June ‘Come and Play with the Halle’ at the Bridgewater Hall

21st June Music Festival for children in the choir or who play keyboards or guitar

30th June Year 4 are leading the Eucharist in Church

3rd July Strings performance for parents

5th July Move up morning where the children will meet their new teachers for next year

18th July 2:40pm Pledge Passport Presentation assembly – parents will be invited to attend. A separate letter will be sent out nearer the time.

Below is a brief overview of the curriculum for this half term. For more information, please visit the school website where there is more detailed information about what your children will be learning over the course of the year.



Indoor P.E – Wednesday afternoons.

Outdoor P.E – Thursday afternoons. We advise that children bring tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt whilst the weather is still unpredictable.

A number of children are missing out on PE opportunities because they do not have their kit. Please remind your child to leave it in school for the half term so that it is available when needed.

Reading Books

School reading books need to be in school each day and are taken home each day.

There will be no set day for changing reading books. They will be changed as soon as a book is completed. Please sign your child’s reading record book to show when they have read and when a book is completed.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


The Grand Tour -The children create a short history leaflet about their school, and work as a team to create a comprehensive, interactive tour that can be placed on the school website or shown on a screen in the entrance hall (or presented as a mini-book), using photos, text, audio recordings and video clips.

Poetry – Exploring poetic language




Sound – exploring how sound is made and how we hear sound.


Sacred Places – looking at places of worship used by other major faiths.


Effective searching.

Investigating Hardware.

History / Geography

Earning a living

Art / Design





Wider Opportunities violin tuition



What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

10 spellings to learn for test the following week.

Maths activities on Mymaths.

English task to be completed in homework book.







Look, cover, write, check sheets to be kept at home.


Maths homework will be set using





How can parents help?

By getting children involved in shopping and cooking; looking at measures of weight and capacity, reading scales and measuring ingredients accurately. Talk about the differences between different units of measure e.g. millilitres and litres.


By the end of year 4, the objective is for all children to know their times tables up to 12x12 so any support you can provide with recalling times tables would be appreciated.


Encourage your child to take as much pride in their homework presentation as their presentation in school books.


Useful links to support learning


Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Thornton