Year 4 - Miss Lightfoot 

Our curriculum for Year 4 for 2016/17 can be founhere...
Welcome to Year 4, we've got an exciting Autumn half term ahead!

Below is a range of information and helpful links to support your children in their learning.
Please note that Mrs Crossen will be teaching the class on Thursday mornings.

During this term, our topic is 'How it all started...' where we will be discovering ancient civilisations including an in depth study of the Egyptians.

English - We will be reading the fantastic novel, 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl in order to inspire our learning through descriptions, biographies and diary entries.
Maths - We will be exploring the place value of four digit numbers and how we can round, order, add and subtract these accurately.
Science - We will be looking at and experimenting (safely!) with solids, liquids and gases and exploring how these effect our daily lives.
Monday PE  - Our outdoor PE session will be Tag Rugby where we will be learning, practicing and applying the skills needed to play.
Wednesday PE - Our indoor PE sessions will be based on dance, linking into our English novel, 'The BFG'.
Music - We will be learning the recorder, basic note reading and the use of drums and other instruments to create rythms and beats!

RE - We will be focussing on Judaism including their values, celebrations and beliefs.

MFL - we will be beginning to look at French including basic conversational phrases and describing words.


Dates for your diary:
Monday 26th September - Spelling and Phonics workshop held in the hall.
Tuesday 4th October - Harvest festival held in the hall.
Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October - Parents' Evening.
Monday 24th - Thursday 27th October - Mantle of the Expert.

English and Maths Homework is given out on Fridays and is to be returned on the following Wednesday. This will be a piece of English, Maths, Spelling and often a piece of Topic or Science. If your child needs another homework sheet for any reason, there are spares in the homework tray in the classroom. Please keep working on your child's times tables to reinforce what we are learning and testing on in school. Please also note that reading records will be checked on a Friday morning and we expect that the children should have read at least 3 times a week, class dojos will be given out for children who have done so.

Additional resources that may be helpful:
1. Glossary of grammatical terms for KS2:

2. Mental maths games:
3. Year 3 and 4 spelling rules:
In April 2017, we will be heading off to Robinwood for our first residential trip!
Please have a look at their website to see all of the fantastic activities we will be doing:




Miss Lightfoot

Richard Norris,
9 Nov 2015, 14:39