Year 4 | Little Heaton CE Primary School | Rochdale Schools

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Year 4 Curriculum

Welcome to Spring Term 2. There are lots of exciting things to look forward to as we lead up to Easter including World Book Day and an Alice in Wonderland themed fortnight.

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 main focus this half term will be on fractions and decimals as well as the continued consolidation of number facts and mental maths strategies.

It is extremely important that children learn their timestables up to 12x12 and we will continue to put 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 expalnation texts and writing story settings. In grammar the children will focus particularly on the use of expanded noun phrases, commas and apostrophes. We will also be working hard in order to improve the range of sentences structures used in independent work (simple, compound and complex).

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: Our science unit this half term is Animals and their Habitats . The children will be looking at a range of living organisms and learning how to classify them in differnt ways using branching keys and various diagrams. They will also explore food chains.

History: Our topic this half term, continuing on the theme of 'Invaders and Settlers' will be Anglo Saxons.

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:The children will research, design and make their own Anglo Saxon long boats and complete a piece of Anglo Saxon weaving.

French: The children will continue to develop their spoken vocabulary and recognition of key words and simple phrases. This term they will aslo begin to write simple words and phrases in french.

RE: This half term the children will be thinking about the lead up to Easter in the Christian faith and will link this to the story of The Passover and the sharing of food.

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, myself or Mrs Monks are always available at the start or end of the day. 

Mrs Shires

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