Exeter

Spring term

English – We will be using The Power of Reading texts this term. Due to the nature of the programme we keep the book a secret! The lessons produce a slow reveal of the book to increase the engagement of the children.

Maths – We will continue to follow Maths No Problem. This term we will have a big focus on multiplication and division as well as fractions.  

Science - This is taught once a week. We will be focusing on sound this term.

PE – Swimming will happen on Mondays and Indoor PE takes place on Fridays.

PE Kit:

  • White T shirts (should be tucked in)
  • Black shorts (Black jogging bottoms for outside PE during Winter. Shorts/Dance leggings for gymnastics and dance)
  • Appropriate footwear for outside PE (trainers are recommended- Colour does not matter)
  • Hair tied back
  • Earrings should be removed

Please ensure your children have their PE kit in school for every lesson.

MFL – Children will carry on learning French this year. We will be using Language Angels to support the children’s learning.

Eastbury Learning Quest – This term our topic is Anglo Saxons. Year 4 will find out what happened in Britain after the Romans left in the 5th century. Using the mysterious burial ship at Sutton Hoo as a basis, we will explore where the Anglo-Saxons came from, how they came to settle in Britain, who the Picts and Scots of the north were, how Christianity became the predominant religion.

Homework and spellings – Spellings and timetables will be handed out every Friday and will be due the following Wednesday. We will be handing out project based homework tasks.

Library books and changing books – This will happen on a weekly basis. Children are also encouraged to bring in their own reading books.

Music – The children will be learning the trumpet this year. This will be taught by an outside agency.

The Daily Mile – Year 4 will do the daily mile between 08:45 and 09:00 every Friday.

Y4 Autumn 2 Update

Autumn 2 has been an exciting one in year 4. We have been experiencing lots of different activities and working hard. Please read on to find out more.

Maths
In Maths we have been learning in a new way, using our workbooks and textbooks from Maths No Problem. We work in partners to discuss the answers and then share them as a class. This half term we have been focussing on addition and subtraction by renaming and regrouping. We have also started learning all about patterns in our different times tables up to 12 x 12.

Literacy
This half term in Literacy we have been looking at The Iron Man. We read the whole book and wrote many different types of texts such as: letter writing, script writing and a newspaper report. We even built our very own Iron Men!

PE
In PE, we have been doing gymnastics indoors with Sam, Mr Connolly and Miss Nasreen and learning the skills of rugby outside with Mr Swaby. 

Topic
It is all about the Ancient Egypt in topic this half term. We have been learning about life in Ancient Egypt, which is very different to the life we live today! During our topic lessons, we have found Egypt on a map, investigated the importance of the River Nile and created our own Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Y4 Curriculum Map - Autumn 1
Levelled Reading Books

The children are regularly assessed to judge their reading level. Once a week, the class will change their levelled PM book. However, as the children are getting older they’re reading more complex texts so we only want them to change their book if they have finished the book they currently have. Please ensure your child has their reading record with them in school every day. The children take responsibility to fill in their own reading record and we ask that you sign it each time you read with your children.