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Year 4 Curriculum

Welcome to the second half of the Autumn term.We hope you all had a lovely half term.

This half term is a busy one as we prepare for the build up to Christmas.  The children are now all settled into Year 4 and are working hard to meet all their targets.

Maths: The 4 rules of number will as always run through each strand of our Maths work: improving our knowledge of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The focus this half term will be on multiplication and division and measurement. The children will be concentrating on learning the 6, 7, and 8 times tables over the half term as well as consolidating other tables facts.

It is extremely important that children learn their timestables up to 12x12 and throughout school this year there will be a big focus on practising and learning quick recall of timestables and division facts. In order to further support this, every day, the children will continue with 15minutes of rapid recall of number facts. Please could you support your child with this at home as times tables really is at the centre of all your child's maths work.

Click on the link below for parents' guide to mathematics for Year 4:

Year 4 Guide to Mathematics

English: Our units of work for this half term include Poetry writing and  writing narrative descriptions of imaginary settings. In grammar the children will focus particularly on their use of prepositions, adjectives and adverbs, apostrophes for posession and further develop their use of fronted adverbials.

As always, we will be encouraging the children to take a pride in the standard of their presentation. Please help your child with this by encouraging them to present any homework or learning log work neatly and to a 'classroom standard'.

Science: In  our science unit this half term we will be investigating Solids, liquids and gases and changes of state.

Geography: The children will learn about the countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities.

PE: Our PE session is on Thursday mornings and will continue to be led by staff from Bury football club. Please ensure your child has their PE kit (white t shirt, shorts  and pumps or trainers) in school in a named bag, thank you. 

Art/D.T: Much of out art this half term will focus on making Christams cards and calendars. The children will also work on improving their sketching skills.

French: Children will be learning about the weather and the days of the week.

RE: This half term the children will be thinking about Christmas and Advent. They will also be working on their competition poems and artwork on the theme of 'Where is God?' which is linked to our whole school worship for this half term.

ICT: Our unit this half term is all about taking and editing photographs related to the theme of Autumn.

Read, Write, Inc: The Phonics programme will continue throught KS1 and Year 3. Please click on the link below to learn more:

Read, Write, Inc.

Homework will be sent out at various times (in addition to learning log tasks) and this will involve a little extra work on something that has been covered in class during the week in order to reinforce or extend your child's learning.

Spellings will be given out on Thursday and we will have a spelling test every Thursday. Spellings/times tables will be sent home in the home-school contact book, so that children can practice at home too.  

Reading is very important and we read everyday in year 4. Reading books will be changed once the children have read their books and had them signed by a parent/carer or a teacher. Children therefore need to bring their reading book and home-school contact book into school everyday. We also have a reading corner in our classroom where there will be books children can read linked to our topics. It would help enormously if, as well as reading with your child, you encourage them to talk about the books they read and answer questions about character, setting, favourite parts etc..

Please click on the link below to view 'end of year expectations' for Year 4:

Year 4 EOYE

Thank you for taking the time to read the curriculum page for year 4. If you have any questions or concerns I am always available at the start or end of the day.

Mrs Shires

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