Learn Together, Shine Together.

CLASS 4C     Miss Connearn     Mrs Holden



Although we cannot send reading books home presently, please encourage your child to read as much as possible. This could be on Purple Mash or a book at home. If you don’t have access to a book please let me know. Please continue to encourage your child to read at least three times a week as this is vital to their progression in lessons. 


Now we are in year 4, reading is becoming more fluent, and whilst this is an ongoing skill the children will need to practice, we must also focus on their understanding of what they have read, our comprehension skills. Please question your child on what they have read and pick out certain words that they may not understand. This will help develop their broader reading skills.







Currently, we are unable to send a homework out in homework books. Each Friday I will set homework on Purple Mash and a times table activity. Once children have completed this work, they can hand it in online.  





In Maths we will be following the Inspire Maths scheme of work. This Inspire Maths scheme is a programme that supports us in teaching for mastery and meeting the higher expectations of the National Curriculum.  With this we use the CPA approach (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract).


Times tables will be a focus in Maths throughout the year. Please encourage your child to continue practising their times tables to aid their ongoing development in maths. Each Friday there will be a test based on a different times table each week. This half term we are focusing on multiplication and division so times table recall would be extremely beneficial to learning.



P.E is on Thursdays and Fridays. On these days children are required to come to school in full PE kits and will stay in these for the day. As we approach winter children can wear blue or black, long tracksuit bottoms and a long top as PE will be outdoors as much as possible. This half term we are focusing on invasion games, in particular, football. We will learn new skills, accuracy and develop our team work.

This half term...

In class we will be reading a variety of texts in guided reading, including poems, non-fiction, short stories and conversations. The questions will be focused on VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and summaries.)


This half term we are basing our learning on the book ‘A Firework Makers Daughter.’ Our topics and subjects will be based on this book to embed our learning in all areas of the curriculum. We will focus on descriptive writing, speech and poems. There will be a weekly focus on handwriting and grammar; looking at different spelling rules focused on the year 3 and 4 spelling lists.

Our Geography focus is ‘Extreme Earth!’ This includes the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes and the effect they can have on the world around us. We will look at maps, in particular The Ring of Fire and the structure of the Earth.

This half term our R.E focus is “The Symbolism of Light and Christmas.” This topic will give pupils an understanding of the Christian belief that Jesus is the, ‘Light of the World’ as well as exploring the celebrations and the symbolism of light in different religions such as Diwali and Hanukkah


In Science we are studying Animals including Humans with a focus on healthy lifestyles. We will investigate different lifestyles, compare food diaries and identify the role of different food types from the Eat well plate which help our bodies grow and stay healthy. We will learn about skeletons and muscles and how they allow movement, protection and support.


After a positive first half term I am looking forward to finishing 2020 on a high. I am sure 4C will continue to grow in confidence, maturity and in their learning. Although we have restrictions, with everyone’s safety a priority, we will make Christmas as exciting and memorable as possible. 


If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me at school through the office and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Connearn

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 Year 3/4 
Curriculum A Cycle 2019-2020  
 Year 3/4 
Curriculum B 
Cycle 2020-2021