Year 4 

Class Teacher – Miss J Richardson

Learning Support Assistant – Mrs H Handy

The Curriculum Expectations

Welcome to Year 4  In Year 4, we love to learn through our exciting mini-missions.  We use all our knowledge to help us to reason and solve problems.  We love to improve our skills as we become writers, poets, historians, geographers, readers and mathematicians.  Together, we love to learn.

Autumn Term Mini-Missions:

Augustus & His Smile        Who Eats What?      Why States of Matter, Matter!        Discovering RE                          

 

The Romans - Relevant or Not?

 

 

Spring Term Mini-Missions:

Who Pays The Price?         Discovering RE         Pond Patrol        Untangling The Greeks          We Are Scientists

 

Summer Term Mini-Missions:

Where's Wally?         Discovering RE         Neverland        Discovering RE        Enterprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Together

 

Reading and Spelling 

Year 4 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day. They will be issued with individualised spelling books to practise their spellings at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their fortnightly spelling checks. Reading books and reading diaries are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills.

 

PE

Year 4 have PE lessons every Wednesday and Thursday.  Sessions may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for PE.  

 

Music 

Music is delivered to Year 4 by 'Rock It' Music. We are currently developing our music skills using steel pans, keyboards and ukuleles.

The End of Year Expectations for Year 4 - An Overview 

Outlined below is an overview of the end of year expectations for a child in year four. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of teaching and learning. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

Reading

  • Give a personal point of view on a text.

  • Can re-explain a text with confidence.

  • Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.

  • Use appropriate voices for characters within a story.

  • Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.

  • Skim & scan to locate information and/or answer a question.

Writing

  • Vary sentence structure, using different openers.

  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind). 

  • Choose the appropriate noun or pronoun.

  • Use an apostrophe for singular & plural possession.

  • Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).

  • Use commas to mark clauses.

  • Use connectives to link paragraphs.

  • Write in legible, joined handwriting of consistent quality.

Mathematics

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. Compare & order numbers beyond 1000.

  • Compare & order numbers with 2 decimal places. Read Roman numerals to 100.

  • Find 1000 more/less than a given number. Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 & 1000.

  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts all tables to 12×12. Recognise place value of any 4-digit number.

  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Round decimals with 1dp to nearest whole number.

  • Add and subtract:

    • Numbers with up to 4-digits using efficient written method (column).

    • Numbers with up to 1dp.

  • Multiply 

    • 2-digit by 1-digit

    • 3-digit by 1-digit

  • Divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number

  • Count up/down in hundredths.

  • Write equivalent fractions

  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.

  • Read, write & convert time between analogue & digital 12 & 24 hour clocks.