Year 4 News

Year 4 Summer 2 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to wish you a warm welcome back to the second half of the summer term. It is hard to believe that we have so little time left together in Year 4. We have been extremely impressed with the efforts of the children during the year and we know that the children will continue to do their best right up until the end of the term. We are looking forward to ending the year with exciting learning opportunities. The table below provides a brief overview of the learning for the children this half term.



Focus of learning


The children will be looking at shape poetry. They will be given the opportunity to hear a range of poems written by a variety of different poets. The children will then produce their own pieces written in shape form including lots of descriptive language. The final unit of the year is balanced arguments. The children will gain an understanding of how to construct one both verbally and in written form. They will be given the opportunity take part in class debates.


As always, we continue with our weekly times tables focus sessions.  Please do continue to encourage and support the development of quick-recall times tables at home. Our other key focus area in Maths for Summer 2 will be rounding decimal numbers and comparing them. The children will then apply their knowledge when we move onto working with money. To end the year, we will revisit some areas covered in other terms to consolidate and secure the children’s understanding.


This term, we are continuing with the unit Living things and their habitats. The key focus area will be to classify, name and identify living things in the local and wider environment. In this module, children will build on their understanding of a variety of living things by asking and answering questions.   They will develop their use of key scientific vocabulary using it within their explanations.  The children will have opportunities to carry out investigations where they can work scientifically.


The focus of the geography unit this half term is looking at a contrasting locality. The children will be given the opportunity to compare their local area to an area of Britain that has contrasting differences. The children will look at key human and physical aspects of the two localities. They will work with a variety of maps and identify features using satellite images. The children will learn key vocabulary and their definitions and use them in their written work.


In RE this half term, we will continue looking at the following question:

‘How should we live and who should inspire us?’

The children will explore this question by listening to religious and non-religious stories and through discussions. They will think about the actions certain people have taken to cause positive change.  They will have the opportunity to think about having morals and why they are important.


The children have two PE sessions a week.

PE days for all year 4 classes are as follows:

Wednesday with Coach Sam. She is teaching athletic skills with the children this half term.

Thursday PE lessons are taught by the class teacher and supported by Mr Aaron. The children will be developing their knowledge and skills in playing tennis.

Every child is required to have a PE kit in school. We suggest that you bring it in on Monday and take it home on a Friday to be washed. Please be aware that both PE sessions are outside, and the weather is still changeable at the moment, so please ensure that the children have appropriate outside clothing. It is also important the children are wearing trainers or plimsols for these sessions too.


Homework is set on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Tuesday. This will include activities set on Mathletics, and regular practise of both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings which may include using Readiwriter Spelling.

Year 4 Classes Mix Up

This is to remind you that we will be mixing up of the year 4 classes this year. As class teachers, we take a lot of time to consider the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all the children when we go through this process.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop us a note via our School Office email.

Yours faithfully,

The year 4 team

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