Year 4

Curriculum Update
Year 4
Autumn Term 2023

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2023/2024 is just as awesome as last year. It was brilliant to see our whole school community trying their very best for our children to try and reach their maximum potential. I am positive this year will be exactly the same.
Once again, I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous efforts you went to during this period. We should, as a school community be really proud of the way we (as we always do) stuck together and supported one another.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the summer holidays. It is so important that our children attend regularly in order to continue to make the brilliant progress that they made last academic year. I’m positive with your continued support, our excellent teaching and well-planned curriculum and interventions, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I continue to be amazed and am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Autumn term. The children’s  continued resilience and adaptability is absolutely outstanding.
As always, our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading is the key to EVERYTHING and unlocking the children’s true potential! Please, please, please x10000000 encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It is greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

Our writing this term is going to build on Year Three, allowing us to explore stories and how to develop our skills as a writer. We will be spending time developing our skills in writing paragraphs.

In year 4, the children are encouraged to make their own reading choices.  They will be choosing their own books from the book corner and will bring them home.   In Y4, the children are expected to bring their book back to school three times with their reading record.

Each child has access to our online spelling scheme of work.  Your child has been set spelling tasks, individualised to their own needs.

Please allow your child to access Spelling Shed at least once a week.

This term, our focus will be place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will also be looking at Roman Numerals and investigating negative numbers. We need to focus on our multiplication tables as we will have a national test in June.

Times tables
In Year 4, every child takes a times table test.  We aim to support them to know all of the multiplication and related division facts to 12 x 12 by the end of Y4. To support this, it would fantastic of your child could use this at home.

Please allow your child to access TT Rockstars at least once a week.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you need any of the codes for your child reissuing.

This term we will be looking at Electricity, and how circuits work. In the second half of term, we will be looking at the Human digestive system, and how our digestive system works.

I Am Warrior!
We are looking at how the Romans came to invade in Britain, and how they have had an impact on our lives.

Burps, Bottoms & Bile
We will be investigating our digestive system, and how it works. We will look at how to keep us healthy, and what our bodies need to function.

Much of our homework is now set on our online platforms.  We encourage your child to visit Seesaw regularly.  This is our home learning platform where you and your child should be able to access all of our homework and talk with their teachers regularly. Your child has already brought this letter home.

Homework will also be sent home weekly if you cannot access it online.
Seesaw can be downloaded from Apple and Android App Stores, and can be accessed at:

In PSHE, we will be looking at what it is like being part of a class team, and being a citizen. In the second half of term, we will be looking at how we can celebrate people’s differences, and what makes us all so special.

Please could your child bring a change of clothes – shorts, tops and trainers / plimsolls for PE on the day.
Y4C: Friday
Y4D: Tuesday
Y4P: Tuesday

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:      Monday 4th September 2023 – Friday 22nd December 2023
Half Term:            Monday 30th October 2023 – Friday 3rd November 2023