Welcome to Year 4
Year 4 Key Information
Teacher 4A: Miss Garside Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher 4B: Miss Holland Email: email@example.com
Who to follow on Twitter: @miss_bgarside @MissV_Holland
Weekly Spelling Test: Class Spellings—Handed out Monday, tested the following Monday
PE days: Autumn 1 – Wednesdays and Fridays
Autumn 2 – Mondays and Wednesdays
Spring 1 – Tuesdays
Spring 2 – Tuesdays
Summer 1 – Mondays
Summer 2 – Wednesdays
Swimming: Swimming will start in Year 4 in the Spring Term – 4A will go on Fridays and 4B will go on Thursdays.
Forest School: Autumn 1 – 13th and 20th September (you will be advised by the Class Teachers which date is for 4A and which date is for 4B)
Autumn 2 – 15th and 22nd November (you will be advised by the Class Teachers which date is for 4A and which date is for 4B)
Year 4 Long Term Plan
What’s happening in the Autumn term?
Autumn Class Books
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
When his parents are unceremoniously eaten by a rhinoceros that escapes from London Zoo, James is forced to go and live with his unpleasant aunts. Through a series of peculiar and magical happenings, James finds himself in a giant peach with a bunch of friendly giant insects for travelling companions.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy step through a wardrobe door in the strange country house where they were staying, they find themselves in the land of Narnia. Frozen in eternal winter, Narnia and its creatures are enslaved by the terrible White Witch. It’s up to the children to release Narnia from its enchantment.
What’s happening in the Spring term?
Spring Class Books
The Firework Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman
Hilarious, lovable and stubborn, the main character Lila takes us on a perilous expedition through a treacherous jungle meeting a variety of obstacles along the way. Aided by a white elephant and a peasant boy, can the aspiring firework-maker’s journey to visit the fire-fiend at Mount Merapi succeed? Her quest is both educational and inspiring.
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him but he can not be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waist to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.
What’s happening in the Summer term?
Summer Class Books
The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
Twins Arthur and Rose loved staying with Grandad and would spend days in the Land of Roar where dragons, mermaids and ninja wizards kept them safe from the sinister scarecrow, Crowky. Now they are 11, Rose spends hours on her phone and worries about fitting in and Arthur, despite the scar on his wrist where he was bitten by a dragon, has almost forgotten about Roar. But then a mysterious figure appears at the attic window, an old map turns up, and Grandad vanishes…
Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan
Tamarind’s is staying with her family at their home deep in the Himalayan mountains for a whole week. While she’s there, she wants to learn all she can about her mum, who died when she was a baby. But from the moment Tamarind arrives it’s clear that this is a house of secrets, she’s forbidden from going into the garden and no one will talk about her mum. Determined to find out more, Tamarind follows a series of clues that lead her to a mysterious ring and a strange girl called Ishta that help her unlock her family’s silence.
At Inspire we believe reading is the heart of our curriculum. It opens doors, sparks your child’s imagination and stimulates curiosity. It is therefore crucial your child reads every night and brings in their reading book every day to school.
Children will have the opportunity to change their reading book each week. Books from home and EPIC Reading can also be used as additional opportunities to read.
Grammar - Word Classes
Every word belongs to a word class, which summarises the ways in which it can be used in grammar. Knowing what words do in a sentence is essential and allows your child to understand texts greater across all subject areas. Children in Y4 should focus on Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns, Proper Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Modal Verbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions and Determiners.
Every facet of life, work, home or leisure, involves maths skills. Be it time, finances, shopping, cooking, driving, DIY or simply watching the TV, maths is a huge part of it. In readiness for Y5, focus on Square and Cubed Numbers, 12/24hour clocks, lapsed time, weight and measure plus money. The more it relates to the ‘real-world’ the better.