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Year 4 Curriculum

A big welcome back to all! Hope you all had a lovely summer break.

My name is Mrs Shires and alongside Mrs Monks and Miss Beard I will be your child's teacher in Year 4. The childern are settling into their new classroom and (hopefully) are ready for their first busy term in Year 4.

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 place value and number (numbers up to 4 digits).

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 narrative writing( where children will explore and write their own adventure stories) and newspaper reports. We will be basing our writing on Roman themed texts which link to our topic in History.

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 science our unit this half term is Humans and other Animals with a particular focus on the digestive system and teeth.

History: Beginning our work on Invaders and Settlers, we will studying the Romans and their impact on Britain. 

PE: Our PE session is on Thursday mornings and will continue to be led by staff from Bury football club. The focus this half term is hockey skills. 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: We will be linking this to our History topic and making Roman Shields and artefacts. Any donations of big pieces of thick cardboard will be greatly appreciated - every good Roman soldier needs a strong shield!

French: Children will be learning about forms of transport.

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

ICT: Our unit this half term is all about developing games. The children will use 'Scratch' and Purple Mash programs to make their games.

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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