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Welcome to Year 4!


Mrs Clarke

Ms Dunn and Mrs Harbour


Summer 2 Learning


This half term we will be finding out ‘What is Inside Us?’. We will be learning all about the human body.  During the first week we will be considering what happens to our body when we exercise.  We will be learning skipping skills too ready for our Jump Rope for Heart sponsored event towards the end of the term.  We will also be looking at the digestive system, the circulation and the heart, our teeth and diet and lifestyle.  We will be sketching some sporting figures and also designing a healthy lunch for someone in our family.  We will be writing some non fiction texts during our English lessons to support our understanding in these areas.  In maths we will be learning about Roman Numerals, coordinates and translations and finally reasoning with patterns and sequences.   





Summer 1st Half 


We have had a very interesting and unusual start to our new term.  When we came in to school on Monday morning we noticed lots of lily pads all over the classroom.  It was very strange!  We noticed that some of the lily pads had water on them and some were outside leading onto the field.  Some of us noticed that there had been unusual occurrences in the woods too!  During the Easter break one member of Year 4 had spotted some lily pads up a tree!  Also, we noticed that the school gate to the woods had been left open.  We are investigating the lily pads to find out what on earth happened!



In our English lessons this half term we will be basing our work on a book which also is investigating lily pads and flying frogs!  We will be working hard on creating an atmosphere and describing a setting.  We will be choosing words to describe to our reader what is happening in the pictures.  We will also be learning how to use speech appropriately in our writing.  We will have opportunities to write some non fiction texts too – including some fascinating froggy facts and the life cycle of a frog. 


In maths we will be continuing our learning on perimeter and area.  We will also be doing some work on shape and symmetry.   We will be comparing and ordering angles.  The children will be identifying right angles and acute and obtuse angles within shapes.  We will also be comparing and classifying different types of triangles – right angled, equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles! 


In science we are finding out about sound and how we hear.  We will be looking at how we can make different sounds too.  In RE we will be looking at how life can be can compared to a journey and will be linking it with religious beliefs. 


Our core skills this half term is Thinking Skills.  We will be doing lots of activities to get our brain buzzing and be honing our thinking skills to be better than they are already!    





A few reminders!

PE – Lessons will be on a Wednesday and a Friday afternoon. Children will need to have a full PE kit in school during the week. This includes:

House colour T-shirt

Black Shorts/joggers


Earrings to be taken out or taped up

Reading – we encourage daily reading and discussions. Please record in the reading log and bring into school every day. Also, reading activities in the homework books.

Spelling – Weekly spelling rules and words to be learnt at home. We will have a ‘speed spell’ activity during school on these. The rules and words will be put on the weekly letter. Please can log books be in school every day.

Maths homework - We will be using the homework activities that link with our Maths Mastery lessons in school. 

Water Bottles - children will need a water bottle in school. 


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

We had a great day exploring the Italian culture. We made home made cheese and tomato pizzas (which were yummy and better than Domino's!). We learnt some key phrases so we could talk to an Italian person and also made some famous Italian landmarks. A fab day!

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