Curriculum – Year 4
Year Group Overview
Download: Year 4 – Summer Overview 2021-2022 [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Spring Overview 2021-2022 [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Autumn Overview 2021-2022 [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Long Term Overview 2021-2022 [PDF]
In Year 4 we continue to develop our skills, knowledge and understanding across a wide range of new and exciting topics in the summer term. We will hopefully be able to take more of our learning outside the classroom as the weather improves.
Our new topic in history involves studying some of England’s kings and queens in our ‘Riotous Royals’ topic. In science, we will be starting the summer term by learning more about how electricity works before we finish the year with some exciting investigations based on all our topics this year. We will be celebrating our creative skills during art week by making sculptures so look out for updates of our creations on Twitter and the school website.
As we move into the second part of the spring term, we will begin learning about renewable energy in geography which will tie in nicely with our upcoming STEM week. In Computing, we will start off by investigating networks before moving on to coding work using the Scratch computer program. Building on these skills, our DT day this term will see us designing and making a nightlight using a computer program.
Our scheduled PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday and so please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school on these days in particular, but ideally each day as there may be more opportunities for outdoor PE during the summer term.
Finally, we will also be continuing to work hard to improve our times tables fluency in preparation for the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) which all Year 4 children across the country will complete later this term. Please refer to specific MTC information on this Year 4 page which includes a letter with more details and options for practice at home.
For further information related to our curriculum and learning please see our subject specific pages.
Homework in Year 4
New homework is given out on Mondays. The homework given relates to maths and English work that we have done in school. In addition, children are asked to complete times tables and spellings tasks. We ask that this is given in to the class teacher on a Friday so that it can be marked.
All children should read with someone at home for 15 minutes and Reading Records must be signed and dated. These should be sent into school daily so that pupils can also read in school. Please stick any homework sheets into the book. We suggest that weekly homework should take no longer than 30 minutes. If you are struggling with homework, stop after this time and let your teacher know.
Download: Year 3 & 4 Statutory Spelling List [PDF]
As you may be aware, all children in Year 4 will complete a Multiplication Tables Check in the summer term. This test will determine whether they can recall their times tables fluently. The test is completed on a laptop or tablet and consists of 25 random times tables questions which the children have 6 seconds to answer.
There are a number of online platforms which mirror the format of the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) and allow children to become familiar with how to complete the test. This letter contains a numbers of online platforms for practising times tables.
Download: Year 4 Times Table Letter [PDF]