Year 4

Summer Term 2016

Teacher : Ms Kate Kogut

Teaching Assistant: Mr David Lewis


Extended writing

In our Extended Writing sessions this term, we will be making a booklet/leaflet. They will be able to use different devices characteristic for non-fiction writing. To achieve that they will have to use their reading skills. Pupils will have to research information, summarize it and present it in a shorter version of a leaflet.



The children take part in guided reading sessions five times a week, where they read a book appropriate for their level. The children will be able to demonstrate their understanding of a written text and find the evidence in the text to support their understanding. They will clarify words that are hard to understand and collect information from the text using an Idea Tree.


By the end of this unit, pupils will have a good understanding of what area and perimeter are, and have a variety of different strategies to calculate these, for composite rectilinear shapes, using various different units.


By the end of this term pupils will be able to describe compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. They will also observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). They will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.


In computing, the children are continuing to work through the new curriculum whilst growing in confidence using laptops as well as iPads.  We have new iPads in class that will be used for cross curricula work.




In P.E, the children we will be enjoying games. This will give them the opportunity to further develop the skills they have learnt last year. 

Children are expected to have a P.E. kit comprising a separate change of appropriate clothing: t- shirt, shorts, tracksuit bottoms, trainers/plimsolls. Children without this kit will not be allowed to participate for health and safety reasons and will complete theoretical work associated with P.E. If there is a valid reason why your child cannot take part, please ensure your child brings a letter to school.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and is expected to be returned on Friday.  Homework will consist of:

  •           A piece of Maths work related to the work in class from that week.
  •           10 spelling words following a particular spelling rule which will be tested on the Friday.
  •           A piece of punctuation and a piece of grammar related to the work in class from that week.
  •           A handwriting exercise.
  •           Read and Respond must also be completed every night (Monday – Thursday)