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St Luke's Catholic Academy

St Luke's

Catholic Academy

Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

This half term, Year 4's topic is 'Road Trip to the USA'. We are excited to learn all about the different states, rules, laws and the history and geography of the USA. 

If you have any books, information or relevant objects, children are most welcome to bring these in to support our learning.

PE

Our PE lessons are on Monday with Mr McCarthy and on Tuesday with Mr Gatulah. Children are expected to have their PE kits in school at all times. Please ensure that children have an inside and outside kit as the weather is getting colder. 

Reading

Please try to hear your children read daily and record it in their reading record book. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events.

It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day. We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult.

Spellings

Spellings are at the back of the home learning books and children will be tested once a week on a random selection of these words.  

Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session. It is also very helpful if you can encourage your child to apply the spellings in context by writing a few sentences using these words and, of course, using new or unfamiliar words in conversation.

Snacks

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack into school for morning break. Fizzy drinks or sugary juices are not permitted. Only water should be brought to school in your child’s bottle.

 

Our Homelearning activities this half term reflect our topic of The USA and can be found below.