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. 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 children will be given a spellings list and a times table sheet to complete and learn. We ask that children do not return this homework but complete it in preparation for a class test every Friday. ​Other homework will now be set on Purple Mash. I will set a Maths activity and a reading comprehension. 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.



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 long tracksuit bottoms and a long top as PE will be outdoors as much as possible.

This half term...

In class we will be reading ‘Stig of the Dump’ in guided reading. We will read each chapter together then children will answer questions independently. These questions will be focused on VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and summaries.)

In maths, we are starting the year with place value of 4-digit numbers. We will learn practically and apply our learning when problem solving.

This half term we are basing our learning on the book ‘Stone Age Boy’. 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 and non-chronological reports. There will be a weekly focus on handwriting and grammar; looking at different spelling rules focused on the year 3 and 4 spelling lists.

In Science we are studying rocks. This links well with our English focus and History topic. We will investigate different rocks and group them based on appearance, use and how they were formed.

Our history focus is the Stone age to Iron Age. We will look at timelines with dates, hold class debates and produce non-fiction cross curricular writing. We will look at food, technology and tools, religion and rituals, homes and everyday life and linked with our art focus, culture and art.

In PE, this half term we are focusing on invasion games, in particular, hockey. We will learn new skills and apply tactics to competitive situations.

This half term our R.E focus is “God, David and the Psalms.” We will explore which values are important to the children, what inspires them and how they have shown courage in their lives. We will also explore different religious texts and religious figures.

I am so thrilled to have the children back in school and am looking forward to the new half term. 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. I am looking forward to the year ahead in our Year 4 bubble and 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 

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