New Year Begins!

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to seeing you all again and doing all the lovely work we have planned for you this year.


Swimming lessons will start in the week beginning 6th September and will then be every Monday for 4AF and Friday for 4M . Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag. A note is needed if your child needs goggles.

PE lessons will be every Tuesday afternoon for 4M and every other Friday afternoon for 4AF. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1


In Maths we will be continuing with ‘Power Maths.’ We will begin by looking at place value (4 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.


To begin with our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. We will be looking at non-chronological reports and narrative writing in particular.

Topic: Water of the World.

Through our topic we will find out about water of the world in a number of different contexts. We will look at famous rivers, seas, oceans, lakes in the world and their geographical features and locations. We will also be looking at the formation of rivers and their geographical features in general. We will be also looking at water in the local area and the River Tame and the part that it plays in our local history and the importance of it to the community as well as looking at how the river was formed and its features.


Watercolour skills, shading and tone and drawing skills, including work inspired by the rainforest.


Making books with moving mechanisms.


Science: Electricity

To begin with, in our science lessons we will be studying Electricity, including making basic circuits.

PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Monday afternoon (4AF) or Friday morning (4M) at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing Gymnastics lessons in school every Tuesday (4M) or every other Friday afternoon (4AF).

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource.

We will be learning and performing Mamma Mia and developing our glockenspiel skills further.


We will continue learning about the internet and will be learning about audio editing.


We will recap Year 3 learning, then our topics are Pets and At Home.



Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to FAO Mr. MacDonald or Mrs Faulkner/Mrs Akhtar

The children will also be given Maths work on Google Classroom.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have a Times Tables Rockstars  login which needs to be used regularly.

You will need to learn the Year 3/4 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words


Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper, etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers, etc. from home.

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