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Year 4


Welcome to Year 4


Teachers: Mrs McKeon-Carter and Mr Bradley


Teaching Assistants: Miss Kearney, Mrs Horne, Ms Burgess and Mrs Lukes


Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Holten


Trainee Teacher: Mrs Woodger


Summer Term

Down on the Farm’ 

Nethercott and Trethorne Farm

This term, the children will be visiting either Nethercott or Trethorne Farm. This is a major event in Year 4: one of which the children have been looking forward to all year. These trips will massively supplement their learning as they will provide ample opportunities to develop their social skills, understanding of where food comes from as well as gaining an insight into how a working farm is managed. Upon our return to school, much of our learning will be based on those experiences.

Key concepts being taught this term:

Literacy – This term, our literacy learning will be based around the several books including The Haunted Lake and A Walk in London. The children are continuing to develop their understanding of grammar concepts such as fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions with increasing confidence. 

Numeracy - This term, the children will cover a variety of concepts within numeracy including: decimals, money, statistics and shape. This term, we will also support the children in their preparedness for the Year 4 Times Table Check in June.  

Science – Animals and Living things are the two key concepts we will focus on during the Spring term.  Throughout their learning, the children will work scientifically to expand their understanding and to challenge predictions they have made.  

 Geography – Enquiry question – Beyond the Magic Kingdom: What is the Sunshine State really like?

This enquiry is designed to enable pupils to gain an understanding of the physical and human geographical features of a region in North America with which they can begin to compare and contrast the characteristics of a region of the United Kingdom. It begins by focusing on aspects of leisure and tourism with which pupils may be familiar both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Computing - E-safety, programming, multimedia, handling data and technology in our lives.  

P.E. and Games – Athletics – This term, the children will be focusing on developing their throwing skills (javelin, shot put, frisbee) as well as developing stamina within running exercises. We are really looking forward to making the most of our wonderful grounds this summer!

 Music – This term’s music will revolve around samba and carnival sounds. The children will learn about the origins of carnival as well as creating their own samba music.

R.E. - We will be looking at what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today. Describing how Hindus show their faith within their families and faith communities. 

P.S.H.E. - Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.  

Design and Technology – This term, the children will be designing and making their own fabric purses. They will first explore what’s on the market and how well pre-existing examples fit or don’t fit their purpose. They will also participate in FPTs (focussed practical tasks) to develop their sewing skills.


Our P.E. days are on Wednesday (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor).


Homework is given out on Thursday and should be completed by the following Tuesday.


Spelling activities will be sent out on a Thursday alongside the weekly homework. 

Important Start of Year Information for Year 4 Parents