Year 4 | Little Heaton CE Primary School | Rochdale Schools

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Year 4 Curriculum

Welcome to Summer 1 Term. 

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 consolidating the work already completed on fractions, using measures and focusing on the'non negotiables' (the age related objectives that your child must reach before leaving their current year group). One of these non negotiables is the ability to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks. I will shortly be sending practice work home for those children who are currently unable to do this and your support in helping your child achieve this important skill will, as always, be greatlty appreciated.

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 Viking myths/sagas and poetry. In grammar the children will focus particularly on improving the range of sentences structures used in independent work (simple, compound and complex) so that they are able to use main, subordinating and embedded clauses.We will also be consolidating year group expectations.

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 Forces and Sound . The children will be exploring a range of pushes and pulls as well as making lots of noise! (all in the name of learning of course!)

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

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 be makng their own viking helmets.

French: The children will continue to develop their spoken vocabulary and recognition of key words and simple phrases. This term the focus will be on food and friends.

RE: This half term the children will be learning about the bible.

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.

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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