Year 4 2016 - 2017

Mrs Forrest

Miss Hogan

Mrs McGoldrick

Miss Corry

Mrs Stevens


Explanations, stories set in historical contexts, poetry and stories with a moral dilemma will all be explored as part of our Literacy focus this term.


All children will be read with each week with some children receiving additional reading support. A guided reading book is used for 'group reads' and remains in class. Reading journals are for children, parents and staff to respond to the child's reading. We would encourage you to read regularly with your child, ensuring you are focusing on the comprehension of the text. Please continue to record in your child's reading journal at least three times per week.


Times tables remains a vital component of the Year Four curriculum.

Try the link above to go to a really fun way to learn times tables, number bonds, division facts and halves and doubles.

By the end of Year Four, all children should be able to tell the time on an analogue clock. This is something that parents can become really involved in too, setting problems for children like: What time will it be when we arrive if the journey takes 45 minutes?


During the Summer Term we will be learning all about 'Living Things and habitats'. We will be recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, exploring and using classification keys to help group, identify and name living things and their environments and recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. We will be researching David Attenborough and using our school grounds to be like him!


Roman Chester is our history topic invading the Summer Term! The highlight of this topic will be our trip to explore Roman Chester.


This term we will be learning about Islam starting with a general introduction to Islamic practises and moving onto looking at Muslim family life and traditions. The children will identify religious artefacts and describe religious buildings, taking a virtual tour of a mosque.


Games and PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that you have a full PE kit including footwear on both days every week.


Homework will be issued on a Friday and must be returned, completed, by the following Wednesday. Spellings, reading response and maths will be a part of each week's homework. Extension tasks are an essential part of the homework and are designed to build on the work that we do in class.


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