Year 4 Curriculum Notes Autumn Term

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope that 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.

Maths 

Number and place value: multiples of 6, 7, 8, 25, 1000, find 1000 more or less than a given number, recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number, rounding any number to 10, 100 and 1000, rounding decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number, counting forwards and backwards through zero, ciompare and order numbers beyond 1000, solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.

Addition and subtraction: add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using column addition and subtraction, solve two step problems in contexts, use inverse operations to check answers, solve problems using concrete apparatus to represent calculations for all of the above.

Multiplication and division: recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12, multiply two and three digit numbers by a one digit number using short multiplication, know factor pairs up to 12 x 12, interpret and solve problems.

Measurement: convert between different lengths, find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

English

Persuasive, playscript and descriptive writing based on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, including a Talk for Writing piece.

Visual Literacy unit based on The Junkyard, a short animation.

Science

States of Matter – how do materials change state and how can we affect it?

ICT

Coding, Online safety and Spreadsheets, Microsoft Teams.

Geography

How does Geography affect the landscape of the earth?  Exploring rivers and mountains in the UK and the world – location, formation, features, conditions, human impact.    

History

The Ancient Greeks – Can we thank the Ancient Greeks for anything in our lives today?

Art

Drawing and printing using a range of materials- self- portraits, Rangoli patterns, Christmas related artwork. Hokusai – exploring his work and creating a printing block inspired by him.

Design Technology

Creating models linked to science and geography.

PE

PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday and the focus for this term will be cricket and multi-skills.

Music

Children in Y4 will be learning a brass instrument throughout the year. These lessons will be on a Friday afternoon.

RE

Expressing joy                                    Being thankful

Being reflective & self critical             Being curious & valuing knowledge

Equipment required

Pencils & ruler (supplied by school)    PE Kit (to be worn into school on PE days)

Water Bottle                                        Book Bag (small if possible as these are being kept in class)

Homework

  • Homework can be found on the school website as well as in homework diaries.
  • There will be 1 hour minimum / 1 ½ hours maximum per week.
  • Children will record homework in their combined homework and reading diary each week. Please check and sign this once a week. We will check their diaries and sign them on Mondays.
  • Spellings and times tables will be tested and given out on Monday. Spellings will also be uploaded to SpellAnywhere.
  • Maths Passport practice. Targets will be written into homework diaries.
  • Maths and English homework may be in the form of a sheet or ICT based and will be given out on Monday and is due for the following Monday.
  • All children need to read at least three times a week (a reading stage book or book of their choice) and record their progress in the combined homework and reading diary.

Trips

TBC due to current restrictions.

Dinner Trips/ Clubs money etc

Dinner Money is £12.00 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.  .

Medication

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

Class information 

On Friday afternoon while the Y4 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will have one hour of music and one hour of French.

Please do not hesitate to contact us about any queries you may have.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year, 

Miss Peck and Mr Viollet.