Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher - Miss Merritt

Teaching Assistant - Miss Parr


We hope you have had a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I hope you are excited to find out what we will be learning next! Our theme this half term is 'Passport to Europe'. 

Our Curriculum



In English, we are reading 'Boy Giant', a story based on the legend of Gulliver about a boy who finds himself on the island of Lilliput as a giant! As the tiny people of Lillput make him feel welcome, the learns about the importance of community and being kind to others. In our grammar, we will be learning about how to improve our vocabulary for setting, particularly focusing on using noun phrases and precise nouns. We will then be writing our own legend about a giant finding himself in another European setting, using these grammar features. 



In Maths, we will be learning about fractions, including recognising and showing fractions, equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions also adding and subtracting fractions. We will also be learning how to apply these new skills to solve problems. You can practice this on Mathletics and using Maths Invaders (see these links at the bottom of the page).



In RE, we will be learning about community and our responsibility to care for those living around us. 



In our topic work, we will be exploring the geographical features of European countries using maps and images. In History, we will be finding out about European myths and legends, especially the legend of William Tell.



On Wednesday mornings, we will be playing our brass instruments. We will be learning all about Jazz music. Please remember to bring your brass instruments for our music lessons.



Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times. No jewellery is to be worn for PE. PE is timetabled on Thursday but may take place at other times during the week.



Every Friday, we will have 3 pieces of homework: reading, spelling and maths. These will be due in the following Thursday.



Talk Homework:

One of the most important parts of homework is to talk about what we have been learning about in school. Please ask your child about what they have been learning in English and maths as often as possible.



We will have a spelling test every Friday. Please practice your weekly spellings at home to make sure you can get your best scores on these spelling tests. You can practice these using look, cover, write, check and record your practices in your homework books.


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Each Friday, the text that you will be given will be the weekly text we will focus on the following week. By reading this text at home, you will be well prepared for our English lessons the following week. After reading the text, talk about what you have read with someone at home. You may wish to talk about the key vocabulary, to summarise what the text is saying or ask questions about what you have read. 


Also, please read daily with your child and make a comment in their reading record. Ask questions to your child about their reading book to ensure that they have a better understanding of what they have read.



We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for our maths homework. Please check these to see your set tasks.

Websites for practicing your maths: