Welcome to Year 4S!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break with your families. The children have worked incredibly hard so far this year and ended Spring term 2 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!  We are very excited that this half term, the children will be working on The Twits by Roald Dahl - one of our favourites! We will be creating instructions for the many pranks they pull on each other, writing a newspaper report, and using our drama skills to help write a play script. 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 decimals unit that we started last half term. This involves counting in hundreds and tenths, dividing 1 digit numbers by 10 and 100 and using our knowledge of number bonds to make a whole number. After this, we will be focusing on money and telling the time as we go into Summer 2.  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 Summer 1, 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. So far, children have placed this on a World History timeline and have compared Ancient Greek democracy to today's. Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on Geography skills by creating sketch maps and locating different places using coordinates.





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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