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Year 4


Teacher : Mrs Thompson

TA:  Mrs Waller

News from Year 4


Welcome to summer term! I trust everyone had a lovely break. There is an exciting term planned ahead for the year four students. A trip to The Isle of Wight and the year 4 assembly (May 24) are just some of the events that are happening in the summer term.


Homework and Spelling:

Homework and spelling will stay the same as last term. Children will receive their homework on a Wednesday and it will be due back the following Wednesday. Children are expected to read at least three times a week and have this recorded into their reading record book. These recordings need to be signed to clarify that they were done. Children will receive their spelling words on Wednesday as well. The following Wednesday, they will be tested on these words.


This half term, we will be reading ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’. Students will learn about this non-fiction book through different activities. We will also be exploring poetry and the children will have a chance to give a class poetry performance. For the second half term, we will be reading the fiction novel – The Iron Man.


This term, we will be covering number and place value, as well as looking at decimals, percentages and their relationship to fractions. Children will learn different ways to work out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division mentally. They will explore area and perimeter, 2D shapes, ratio and proportions, co-ordinates, bar charts, pictograms and line graphs.


During this term, children will have the chance to put their scientific thinking hats on, as they investigate and learn about teeth and digestion. After the half term break, they will be looking into the different states of matter. Children will be given opportunities to discover and learn new facts about these topics by conducting scientific investigations.


This term for computing, children will be revisiting coding. By using two different programs; Espresso and Scratch, children will be given learning opportunities to develop their coding skills.


Throughout the summer term, children will be learning about special books and sacred texts as well as sacred writings and stories.


Being summer term, there is no better way to enjoy PE than out in the lovely sunshine! Children will be learning about outdoor/ adventurous games as well as athletics for the second half of the term. This will take place on a Friday and Game On will be on a Tuesday. PE kits will be needed for these days.


This term, children will be learning about how laws were created in England. Children will travel back in time to when the Magna Carta was first written to see what life was like – compared to now. After the half term break, children will discover ‘why were the Norman castles not very bouncy?’


Children will be given the chance to draw the Houses of Parliament, paying special attention to line, tone and perspective. During the second half of term, they will create a collage to capture life today in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry.


This term for music, children will be learning about Benjamin Britten: Cuckoo! As well as mixing it up with some R&B.


This term in Spanish, children will be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. They will be focusing on different types of fruit and vegetables.

I am looking forward to another enjoyable term! If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Mrs Thompson


Year 4 Summer Timetable 2018

Year 4 Summer Term Overview

In Year 4 we learn to:







  • Give a personal point of view on a text.
  • Re-explain a text with confidence.
  • Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.
  • Use appropriate voices for characters within a story.
  • Recognise apostrophe of possession (plural)
  • Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.
  • Explain why a writer has used different sentence types or a particular word order and the effect it has created.
  • Skim & scan to locate information and/or answer a question.

Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson






  • Vary sentence structure, using different openers.
  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).
  • Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.
  • Use fronted adverbials.
  • Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).
  • Use apostrophe for plural possession.
  • Use commas to mark clauses.
  • Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.
  • Use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme.
  • Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.




  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100.
  • Find 1,000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts all tables to 12 x12.
  • Recognise place value of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.
  • Round decimals with 1decimal place to nearest whole number.
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4-digits, using written column method.
  • Multiply:

o   2-digit by 1-digit

o   3-digit by 1-digit

  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Recognise and write equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.


PE                           Children will need both indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times as PE may vary throughout the year



 HOMEWORK                 One piece of homework will be given to the children to recap on the week’s work or to prepare them for the week  ahead.   Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and is expected to be handed in on the following Monday.In addition to this, children are expected to learn and practice their times tables as often as possible


SPELLINGS                    Spellings will be taught within the weekly timetable. At times spelling homework will be sent home. This could be in the form of a list of words to learn for a test, a list of words to find the meaning of or other relevant activities.