Welcome to Year 4S!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term break with your families. The children have worked incredibly hard so far this year and ended Spring term 1 with lots of success. Please see below to find out all of our topics for this term, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.


Class teacher: 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, the children will be finding out about all the different crayons and why they quit. By the end of the unit, children will be writing their own letter in first person as a crayon of their choice. We are going to continue focusing on the Year 4 writing objectives, in particular, using conjunctions to extend sentences and using a range of fronted adverbials to begin sentences.


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 begin by continuing with our fractions unit that we started before half term. The children have all worked really hard in this unit so far and will be spending the next few weeks learning how to add and subtract fractions as well as finding fractions of amounts, before using all these skills to help them perfect their reasoning and problems solving skills. After this, we will be moving onto decimals, where children will be learning the decimal equivalents of fractions and will be revisiting dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Throughout the year, we will be continuously going back to the learning have done so far this year, so keep practising those times tables! 



In Spring 2, our science topic is Plants. During this topic, children will be learning all about the different parts of a plant and what they do, they will be conducting their own experiment to see what a plant needs to grow, and will spend some time exploring the life cycle of flowering plants.



Our topic for this half term will be Ancient Greece. 





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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