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Year 4 Summer Newsletter


Dear Year 4 Parents and Children,

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 4.


Literacy: This term our class topic is Ancient Greece. The children will be reading ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ - asking questions and developing their understanding of inference. They will look at the use of powerful language to capture imagination, including similes. They will revise their knowledge of speech marks, composing a conversation, and focus on the character Percy’s feelings to write diary entries in role. In grammar lessons, we will be looking at Standard English and Non-standard English – for example ‘we were’ instead of ‘we was’. In punctuation lessons, we will focus on the use of dashes (to separate clauses) and hyphens (to join words together).

We expect that children will practise spellings and times tables at home. Spellings will be sent home weekly and will be tested every Monday morning.

Children will continue to bring a reading book home. Please continue to listen to your child read and enjoy books with them, as we want to encourage a love of reading. We expect them to be reading each day (minimum 30 minutes) and to record it in their reading diary.


Maths: We are focussing on decimals; comparing, ordering and rounding. Please encourage children to use mental maths skills in practical situations - shopping, playing games etc. Practise times tables - rapid recall of number facts really helps. We will also be looking at 2D shape – properties, lines of symmetry and comparing angles.


Science: We will be studying ‘Classification’ – grouping and sorting living organisms. We will also look at micro-organisms, the body’s defence system and the life and works of various micro-biologists such as Alexander Fleming and Edward Jenner.

We attending SCIFEST at Wolverhampton University on Friday 05/07/2019. The children will be able to enjoy various science workshops including 'Rocket Cars', 'Model Microbes', 'Crazy Contraption', 'Space Buggies' etc.

Humanities – we will be studying modern Greece and Ancient Greece. Looking at Greek customs and traditions, Greek Gods, the Olympic Games, Greek mythology and Alexander the Great. We will also be looking forward to celebrating our Greek Day on Friday 21/06/2019.



P.E: Gymnastics and games - we will create, practise and refine complex sequences including a full range of movements, such as: travelling, balancing, and jumping. Could I ask that parents please make sure your child has the correct kit (including trainers for outdoor work) and that the kit stays in school all week in case the P.E day changes for any reason.

Music – clarinet lessons will continue every Friday morning. We are looking forward to our Music and Dance Concert on Friday 12/07/2019 at 9:15 am (no charge, all welcome).

Teaching Arrangements:

I will teach the class on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Moody will teach the class on Wednesdays.



Children will be expected to read every day and learn their weekly spellings.

The Environment project is due for completion 20/05/2019. I will be setting further home learning projects, along with a variety of weekly homework tasks on ‘My Maths’. Please can you continue to provide support by ensuring that children have a quiet time put aside for their homework, and an opportunity to share their learning with you. If children are finding any piece of homework too difficult or they are taking more than 45 minutes to complete it, please do not persist. Simply write me a note to let me know.

Finally, we have Homework Club every Tuesday after school until 4:15 pm. We will be working through a variety of study books, My Maths activities and reading a selection books for pleasure.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please pop into class before or after school.


Mrs Evans

Year 4 Class Teacher





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