What Your Year 4 children will need each day

Item Day /s Details
PE kit Needed Everyday Include shorts, t-shirt, jumper, pumps or trainers,trousers and a jumper in a bag named (not a carrier bag)
Dinner money Monday cheques payable to Education Catering
Homework Thursday
Book bags Everyday Only books to be carried in them
After school club Everyday apart from the last day before a holiday To be booked in advance, phone school for details.
Reading Everyday Please read to and encourage your child to read a little each day.
Drop in sessions Wednesday 9.10-9.25am Please make an appointment with the office to check staff are available.
Swimming Kit Wednesday Your child will be informed when they need their swim kit. They need a bag for their kit, a towel, long hair tied back, no jewellery. Girls need a one piece costume. Boys need short trunks.

Topics to be covered this term



World War 2 (History)

Birdwatching (Science) –materials

Brass workshop (music)

(ICT) safe computer use and communication



Recognise larger numbers read and write numbers to 10,000

Investigate totals which can be made from digits

Add several numbers u, tu, htu

Subtract numbers using adding up (finding the difference)

Count on and back in 10s, 100s, 1000s (different starting points), Add/subtract (1, 10, 100, 1000)

Odd and Even numbers – recognizing properties, add/subtract odd & even numbers

Derive & identify doubles/halves up to 50 and beyond; double by partitioning

Classify & sketch 2d shapes according to concept of symmetry

Read simple timetables, measure perimeter & know difference between area & perimeter

Construct/interpret bar graphs; add/subtract near multiples of 10 from 2 or 3 digit numbers



Writing adventure stories, developing a plot and character description

Non chronological reports

Grammar for writing – tenses and powerful verbs, adjectives, adverbs, using commas, using paragraphs in story writing, possessive apostrophes, word order, commas, conjunctions,



Spelling each week

Homework book tasks

Music practice daily- in school Tuesday


Ways to support your child

Reading with them and sharing stories, discussing stories and what has happened.

Also reading different types of texts eg non fiction, instructions, newspapers, recipes.

Use maths skills in everyday activities, practise times tables.

Telling the time using an analogue and digital clock

Research topics

Learn spellings

Encourage them to do their homework in a calm space and have it in on time.

Music practise daily, in school Tuesday

Playing games (e.g. board games / card games)

Take them to the library

Take them swimming

Enhance their knowledge and experience by taking them to places of interest like museums, country parks, castles etc.

Take them shopping so they can use money, get them to spot good deals and work out change

To view further information about what children are expected to learn by the end of Year 4 please click here.

Please bear in mind these are generalisations for children of this age,  some will be working towards them and some may have exceeded them by the end of the year.

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