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Welcome to Year 4! smiley

Your teacher is Mrs. Simon and your Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Emery


Summer 2

In English this term we will continue to build on our knowledge of various spelling patterns. We will develop our understanding and use of pronouns as well as consolidating our knowledge and identification of the different parts of speech and sentence structure. We will read play scripts, identify their features and then write and perform our own. We will also produce writing linked to our Science topic, Habitats, such as a factual report and poetry.


This half term our targets will be

  • This half term our targets will be:

  • To identify and label accurately the different parts of speech
  • To choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion
  • To listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry (recognising some different forms of poetry) plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • To write poetry in response to different stimuli



In Maths this term we will be practising measuring length and perimeter. We will learn how to calculate the area of a shape, classify and compare angles, draw lines of symmetry and complete symmetrical drawings. Lastly, we will be learning about coordinates and how to describe translation of shapes on a grid.


This half term our targets will be:

  • Measure length and perimeter
  • Calculate the area of a rectangle
  • Identify and draw lines of symmetry and complete symmetrical drawings
  • Classify and compare angles
  • Classify and compare the properties of 2d shapes
  • Plot coordinates and describes translations of shapes on a grid.


This term our theme in Science is ‘Habitats and Living Things’. The children will learn that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in the local and wider environment. They will recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.


Our Computing topics will be ‘Effective Searching’ and ‘Animation’. We will be finding out how to use internet search engines to find information that we need. We will also be learning about how to make moving pictures by using a series of stills.


In History we will be continuing to study the Romans. We will learn about their religious beliefs and how these changed. We will also be learning about how they spent their leisure time, including gladiator battles!


In Geography, we will continue to compare Castleton to our local area. We will learn about map symbols and grid references, as well as conducting a debate about which location is the best to grow up in.


Our topic in DT is ‘Levers and Linkages’ and we will create moving pictures. We will also be making healthy pizzas, to finish off last term’s Healthy Living topic.


In PE this half term we will be continuing our sessions with the gymnastics coach. I am seeing excellent progress each week, so it will be great to improve our skills even further. For our outdoor PE lesson, we will be doing a mixture of athletics and tennis.


Working with Mrs Cooper in music, we will be exploring descriptive sounds. We will also be learning songs in preparation for the summer concert.


In R.E. we will continue learning about ‘Following a Christian Way of Life’ with Mrs Oldham. The children will continue to focus on how Christians lead their life and how they worship Jesus.


The PSHRE theme for this half term is ‘Changes’. We will be discussing strategies for how we deal with changes in our lives.


In French, we will finish our work on Carnival of the Animals and we will spend the remainder of this half term revising and practising the French that we have learned in Year 4.


General Information



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. Weekly spelling and times tables tests will take place on a Thursday.


P.E. lessons will be Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has something suitable for all weathers. Children who have earrings are asked to remove them and leave them at home on P.E. days or remove them and keep them safe themselves at school. If ears have been pierced recently the children are responsible covering their own earrings with tape.


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