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Limavady Central Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Year 4

We are off to another great start in year 4 with yet another group of terrific children! We have just reached the end of our first month and already we have done so many wonderful things and produced lots of fantastic work!

Our topic this term is 'African Safari'. Through this topic the children will learn about the key geographical features of Kenya, including Kenyan wildwilfe, landscapes and culture. They will learn about the differences between Kenya and Northern Ireland and develop their geographical skills through a variety of fun and interactive activities.

In Numeracy we have learnt a great deal already too! There are quite a few maths whizz kids this year! We have done lots of work on numbers up to 1000 and learnt new strategies to help us become quicker and more confident in mental maths activities! We will be having an evening later this term to help parents to understand these strategies and to therefore be able to support their children with their maths. Things have changed quite a bit recently! We place a lot of focus on problem solving activities in P4 and we try to make this as fun as possible through group activities, games and challenges!

In year 4 we do literacy tasktime, so the children rotate through a variety of fun and engaging tasks each day. We have done a lot of work on alphabetical order, phonics, capital letters and full stops and comprehension tasks using a variety of genres of writing.

We have also started our Accelerated Reader Programme and the benefits of this scheme were very noticeable last year. The children's enjoyment and ability in reading vastly improved and we hope to see the same again this year.

P4 children are looking forward to three visits to Limavady town library where they will learn about the benefits of the library and all the services and resources it offers to our community. They will also learn how to use the library and any children who are not already members will have the opportunity to join and borrow books and other resources. 

The children began weekly Spanish lessons with Montserrat in Year 3 and these lessons have continued this year! Each week they thoroughly look forward to learning new Spanish words and phrases through songs, games and drama.

In Year 4 we greatly encourage an active and healthy lifestyle and the children bring in a healthy break and water each day. In PE we are currently focusing on running and on improving our technique, agility and endurance. We also benefit from weekly visits from an IFA coach and he is teaching the children about the fundamental skills associated with football. They absolutely love this time!

We are very much looking forward to having a great Autumn term!



Mrs Scott

Mrs McCollum



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