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Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Long and Mrs Dale

Summer 2


This half term our topic is called ‘What is it like in Italy?’, which has a Geography focus. We will be learning how to use maps to focus in on Europe and then Italy. We will compare the physical and human geography of Italy to the UK.

In Maths over the term, we will be looking at:

  • using formal methods to divide 
  • data handling work - interpreting different charts and graphs
  • measurement of capacity and converting between different units 
  • coordinates work.

In English we will continue to use ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’ and work towards writing our own narrative set in a forest, to include a villain. We will also be looking at persuasive writing and writing our own persuasive leaflets about Italy. We will continue to practice spelling rules such as suffixes and prefixes and to practice spelling the words on the Year3/4 list. We will also continue to practice our handwriting style, checking it is consistently neat, legible and joined.

In Guided Reading we will be reading a range of texts and focussing on: reading fluently and accurately, using pauses and body language to generate maximum effect and looking at how the author has used different sentence types.

In Science we will be learning about how to classify plants by looking at their flowers.

In our Core Skills curriculum we are focussing on our Speaking and Listening skills. Our targets will be: I can speak clearly and can be understood by adults and learners alike, using appropriate language. I can listen carefully to information presented by my teacher or other adults and describe the main points to a classmate.

P.E- Lessons will be on a Tuesday and Friday this term, so please ensure that your child has their complete kit on these days, to include:

House colour T-shirt/jumper Black Shorts/joggers Pumps/trainers Earrings out or taped up

Please also make sure your child is wearing sun cream when needed, has a water bottle in school and has a sun hat.

Home learning:

Reading- suggested daily to include discussion- please record/get your child to record in their reading log (What they have read, the date and any comments on progress)

Half termly Reading Home Learning – please complete at least 6 activities.

Spellings- weekly spellings to practice at home which sometimes include spelling rules and words from the Year 3/4 spelling list.

Maths: Schofield and Sims - to be completed weekly, 1 test a week and to be handed in to be marked on Fridays.


If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see us.


Brandon Marsh

Recommended Reading for Year 4

Maths calculation policy Year 4

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  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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