Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Class Teacher: Miss Hawley

Teaching Assistant: Miss Burton

Learning Support: Mrs Baddeley

Hello and welcome! In Year 4 we work extremely hard to ensure that children leave Abbey Hulton Primary School having achieved the best they can in all areas. We encourage children to become resilient, enthusiastic and independent learners, who show integrity, tenacity and pride.

Maths

Teaching and learning in maths follows the National Curriculum, which teaches the following main areas: number, measurement, geometry and statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the Maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding. In addition to the work we do in Maths, there is an increased focus on timetables throughout Year 4, as the children will be tested on this at the end of the year.

English

English lessons are planned and taught surrounding a variety of texts. In our English lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Narrative
  • Explanation texts
  • Letter writing
  • Diaries
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Character and setting descriptions

Please support your child by encouraging them to read at home and to practise their spellings. Spellings are usually given out at the beginning of the week and are tested weekly on a Friday.

Texts being covered

Autumn

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Wind In The Willows

Spring

  • The Great Kapok Tree
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Summer

  • Alfie’s Roman Adventure
  • Shackleton’s Journey

Reading

We encourage children to read every day at home. We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and they must bring their reading book and diary in to school every day! They receive reading miles for doing so and could win the reading miles prize at the end of the year. We complete reading lessons every day and use this time to explore the class text as well as lots of different text types. Here we develop our understanding of comprehension and language whilst fostering a love of reading.

Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics following the new curriculum.

Autumn  

  • Science- Living Things
  • History- Ancient Egypt
  • Geography- Italy Vs Stoke
  • RE- Hinduism. What do Christians believe that God is like?
  • PSHE- Diversity and Respect
  • Art- British Art
  • DT- Baking bread
  • Computing- Coding, online safety
  • French – Days of the week, numbers, introducing ourselves, locating landmarks, Christmas.

Spring

  • Science- States of Matter
  • History- The Tudors
  • Geography- All around the world
  • RE- Christianity- Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?
  • PSHE- How do we grow and change?
  • Art- Capability Brown
  • DT- Patch Work
  • Computing- Spreadsheets, logo.
  • French – Age, objects, Animals.

Summer

  • Science- Electricity and Sound
  • History- Romans
  • Geography- Settlements
  • RE- Islam- Religious Festivals
  • PSHE- The environment and keeping safe in our local area.
  • Art- Colosseum study link with Romans
  • DT- Making a light
  • Computing- Animation, searching, hardware.
  • French – Instructions.

 

Things To Remember

PE – PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. PE kit must be a plain white t shirt and plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms.

Reading – Reading books and diaries must be in each day.

Homework– Each week children will be set a minimum of spellings and times tables. These are sent home at the beginning of the half term.

Useful links

Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/login/