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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4! smiley

Your teacher is Mrs Simon and your teaching assistant is Mrs Holden


Autumn 1


In English we will be reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl.  This, together with our ‘Romans’ History topic will inspire our writing activities. We will also explore character descriptions and information texts. We will cover a range of grammar work including verb tenses, powerful verbs, adverbs, spelling strategies, alphabetical order and suffixes.


Our targets will be to:

  • Write neatly, spacing letters appropriately and increase the legibility, consistency and quality of handwriting
  • To write a set of instructions
  • Use commas in lists
  • Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
  • Apply spelling patterns taught to written work

Listen to and answer questions about wide range of fiction and non-fiction


In Maths this term we will be consolidating knowledge and understanding of reading, writing and partitioning numbers. We will work on understanding the place value of each digit in a number. We will further our skills in rounding numbers and in Roman Numerals. We will also work on mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction and use these in problem solving activities. Times tables will be a regular fixture of our maths work, as all children need to be fluent with their tables by the end of Year 4.

Our targets will be to:​​​​​​​

  • Read, write and partition numbers beyond 1000
  • Add and subtract mentally and using formal methods
  • Double and halve 2 digit numbers
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Read and write Roman Numerals
  • Recognise and extend number sequences
  • Understand negative numbers and count back past zero



In History, our topic is ‘The Romans and their impact on Britain’. We will learn about when the Romans invaded and how Britain became part of the Roman Empire. We will explore daily life, Roman armies, Roman Emperors, architecture and entertainment.


Our topic in Science is ‘Animals including Humans’. We will learn to describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. We will identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. The children will interpret and construct  a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.


In Computing, we will be learning about coding this half term, including creating our own programs in Purple Mash.


Our focus in Art this half term will be ‘collage’. This will involve looking at the work of Picasso and creating our own Cubist style collages.



Things to remember:


Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling tests take place every Thursday.


P.E. lessons will be Wednesdays and Fridays. An outdoor kit is needed for both lessons. 


Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.


 If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.


Thank you for your support and co-operation.

 Mrs Simon