Curriculum Notes Year 4 Autumn 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn term.


Place value, ordering, rounding                                  measures: length, time

Understanding +, – , x ,and ¸                                      3D / 2D shape

Mental calculation strategies                                      Data handling

Reading numbers from scales                                   Problem solving including money

Please note there will be a numeracy workshop for parents in November and further details will be sent out when the date has been confirmed.


Recount – Newspapers                                               Historical stories

Imaginary settings                                                       Playscripts

Writing for a younger audience.


The digestive System – digestive system, teeth, healthy diet, food chains and webs.

Electricity – how it is generated, circuits, conductivity of materials, safety.


Writing for different audiences – word processing skills

Spreadsheets based on river studies


Rivers and mountains                         Mountain features.

Mountain conditions                            How mountains are formed

World mountains and rivers.               Where a river starts and ends

River features                                     How people affect the river


Taught by PPA staff.

Design Technology

Cooking – linked to healthy eating.

Junk build – building a river


PE will be on Tuesday and Friday


Body percussion.                    Rippling rhythms                     Tobin music system


Expressing joy                                    Being thankful

Being reflective & self critical             Being curious & valuing knowledge

Equipment required

Pencils & ruler                                     PE Kit

Water Bottle                                        Book Bag


  • 1 hour minimum / 1 ½ hours maximum per week
  • Please initial in the right column of the homework diary when the homework has been completed and sign at the bottom each week.  Diaries will be checked and signed on Monday
  • Homework will not always be written.  Some weeks homework will be ICT based.  Spellings will be given out on a Monday and followed up the next Monday. Maths and Literacy will be given out on a Monday and is due in the following Monday.
  • Reading 3 times per week

Weekly Maths Passport practice.


Will be confirmed ASAP.

Dinner Trips/ Clubs money etc

Dinner Money is £10.75 per week and should be paid for on ParentPay Details for trips and clubs etc are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified.  If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details of Parentpay at the office otherwise, send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope.  .


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class Information

On Tuesday afternoon while the Y4 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment the children will enjoy one hour of art and one hour of French.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.


Mrs Acris and Mr Williams