Year Four


Dear Parents,

Welcome back everyone and we hope you’ve had a good Easter holiday and are as excited about the summer term as we are!

Just as we did last term, Year 4 children will take home Literacy and Numeracy homework on Thursdays and it will be due back in school the following Tuesday. Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays.

Maths: The focus this term is Decimals, Money, Time and Shape following the White Rose Scheme of Learning. Helpful videos can be accessed here to support Maths at home:  We would like to emphasise the importance of the children studying their timetables up to 12 x 12, if possible, on a daily basis, as it is integral to all learning in Maths. Also, the children will be sitting the statutory multiplication check during the window of Monday 5th June to Friday 16th June.

English: In our English lessons, writing will be inspired through our new class text, The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf. There will also be lessons on Grammar, Punctuation, Spellings as well as Comprehension. Please ensure your children read to you aloud at least three times a week with a written comment and signature in their Reading Record Books. Children should be encouraged to read independently on the other days. Reading is for enjoyment and when hearing your child read it would be great to question your child to develop their understanding of the book. For example, this could be questions about the characters and their actions backed with evidence from the text.

Science:  In Science the topic is Classifying Living Things and their Habitats.  If you are able to find books in the library on these subjects, this will broaden their knowledge and understanding and also enable them to share it with their peers.

Humanities: Children will be learning about The Shang Dynasty in History. We look forward to seeing their holiday projects!

RE: We will be learning about ‘The Early Christians’ and reflecting on what this means for us Christians today.

PE: This will be outdoor PE and swimming for selected children who would benefit from more practise to develop their confidence. It is very important that children have the correct kit for swimming (swimming hat, swimming costume/trunks and towel) and their PE kit. Please note that the children should have their PE kit at school throughout the week. Please ensure that all items of clothing are properly labelled as this will help us to find it promptly if it goes missing.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Selwyn/Dawn Webb                                 Afolake Odubanjo-Odutayo

St Martin de Porres Class Teachers                        St Francis of Assisi Class Teacher