Download our FREE smartphone app today!
Welcome back! It is lovely to see everyone back in school and meet some new faces. We are all excited to be back and ready for learning - we have fantastic topics this term. Year 4 is a vital year. We cover crucial grammar topics and in the summer term we sit a times table test.
English: We start the term reading and writing about Victorian London based on the novel "Street Child". Then we will look at biographies from the anthology “Young, Gifted & Black”.
Maths: To begin we focus on key number facts and understanding of place value as these are crucial for all other aspects of Maths. This includes identifying thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We will then move on to negative numbers and rounding.
Science: We are looking at electricity and will build our own circuits.
History: We are going to study Elizabeth Fry and her impact on social justice and prison reform. Geography: We are going to compare physical features of the UK and Finland and learn how to read a map.
RE: This term we will look at the Lord’s Prayer in Christianity, daily prayer (Salah) in Islam and Shabbat in Judaism.
Art and Design: We will be painting in Art and creating shell structures in DT.
Music: We are going to play pulse and rhythm on untuned percussion, describe the difference and compose our own!
PE: In Football, we are going to focus on dribbling in order to control the ball, changing direction and attacking
Reading is a key priority for our school so that every child leaves our school being able to read. We have a special selection of high-quality books specially chosen to instil a love of reading. All children are expected to read one of these books every week to get a sticker on our chart!
Multiplication Tables Check
In the summer term, year 4 children across the country sit a times table test. It is an online test that consists of 25 questions to see which times table facts they can recall. For each question there is a time limit of 6 seconds. Practice makes perfect! To prepare your child for this, they need to go on Times Table Rock stars every day. Check your child knows their login details and ask us if not.
Homework is set on Mondays on Purple Mash.
Daily • Times Tables Rockstars - at least 10 minutes every day.
• Reading - 20 minutes every day Weekly
•Mathletics - two tasks set weekly
• Spellings - games set on Purple Mash
• Magic Maths - paper quiz to revise key concepts each week DUE BACK ON THURSDAY so we can mark together in Friday’s Maths lesson