Welcome to Year 4 

NEWSLETTERS

Please click here to view the welcome booklet for 2020.

To view newsletters, please click here.

To view the long term curriculum please click here.

 YEAR 3 & 4 CURRICULUM

Theme-Led Curriculum

Year 4 are beginning this year by learning about The Ancient Egyptians. This is a topic that will see us explore achievements from this era, investigate what daily life was like and learn about their beliefs. An important part of our history curriculum is to be able to make comparisons with modern life so we will be doing just that. We will be taking delivery of a treasure chest filled with artefacts for us to learn from.

Science 

Year 4 will be wondering ‘Can we live without electricity?’. We will be learning about alternative sources of energy and how we use electricity. Children will carry out practical investigations and have a go at building circuits; they will learn what a series circuit is.

To view the Year 3/4 long term plan and further curriculum information, please click here.

Year 4 Residential to High Adventure

 

It is customary for the children in Year 4 to experience their first school one-night residential. Currently, the government restrictions state that overnight stays are not permitted. We will keep you updated.  

Homework and Reading

There is an expectation that your child completes at least three twenty minute reading sessions a week at home. This can be independent, reading to an adult or a mixture of reading and book discussion with an adult.

In addition to this, the children will know from their maths lessons which times tables they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. For the completion of the above tasks, children will be awarded three stars.

The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication between yourself and your child's teachers. Teachers will sign diaries every week and we ask that you also sign the diary weekly. 

Year 4 Multiplication Check

 Your child in Year 4 will be taking the statutory multiplication tables check (MTC) for the first time, in June this year. The purpose of the check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help your child’s school to identify pupils who may need additional support.

An information leaflet can be found here, providing an update for parents including:

  • what happens during the check 
  • access arrangements 
  • how the results data is used