Welcome to Year 4S!

Welcome to Year 4S! The children have had a fantastic Autumn term and they have been working very hard on all of their learning. I can't wait to see what the new year will bring! Please see below to find out all our topics this year, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.


Your teacher this year will be Miss Shotton


Here's what we will be learning next half term:




We did some amazing learning in English last half term and the children created some pieces of writing which they should be very proud of! This half term, we are going to be using the skills we have been learning to create some non-fiction texts about the UK. We are hoping to write some newspaper reports and even an information leaflet all about the things we know about the UK. We are going to continue focusing on the Year 4 writing objectives, in particular, using conjunctions to extend sentences and using and punctuating direct speech correctly. 


In our guided reading sessions, we are going to continue using our favourite Reading Dogs to help us develop our skills in understanding the text and using inference. Please keep reading at home as much as you can because practising really does make a big difference!


In Maths, we will be starting the year by learning about measurement. We will be focusing on how to find the length and perimeter of shape and then moving on to finding the area. After this, our focus will move on to fractions and decimals. We will be looking at recognising and showing fractions and decimals using diagrams and concrete resources and then using these to solve real life problems in context. Throughout the year, we will be continuously going back to the learning we did in Autumn term, so keep practising those times tables! 



In Spring 1, our science topic is Animals including humans. We will be learning about different types of nutrition and how it effects our bodies. We will also be looking at the different bones and muscle groups in our bodies and using all our new knowledge to create a practical science investigation. 



Our topic for this half term will be the UK. We will be learning to name and locate the counties and cities of the UK and describing their human and physical features. We will also be practising using maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate the counties and cities. 





Reminders ...


  • Every Wednesday is PE, the children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • Year 4 go swimming on Thursday so childen need to bring a swimming costume or swimming shorts, a swimming cap if hair is longer than shoulder length and a towel in a labelled PE pag.
  • Spellings will go home on a Monday and need to be practiced for the Friday Big Quiz.
  • Literacy, Numeracy, Topic or RE Homework will go home on a Friday to be returned the following Tuesday.
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class every morning along with both reading books.
  • In Year 4 if a child summarises what they have read they can sign their own reading record, if not a parent signiture needs to be given, although they should read with an adult at least once a week.


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