You may find this information about the National Curriculum helpful:
Reading and Homework
Champion Reader cards are to be signed every day when the children read for ten minutes.
Literacy and Numeracy Homework is given out on a Tuesday and returned by Friday.
Year 4 children are taught age appropriate grammar on a Monday, following VCOP (Vocabulary, connectives, sentence openers and punctuation). Children learn from a range of genres including recounts, reports and novels. They take part in a variety of drama activities to enhance their speaking and listening skills. Year 4 texts include; Into The Forest, Gregory Cool, Varjak Paw and The Adventures Of Edward Tulane. Children study a range of non-fiction texts linking to their topics of Rainforests, Vikings and Tudors. The children practice their comprehension skills of texts weekly and we have creative ‘Big Writing’ on a Friday. We expect children by the end of year 4 to be competent writers with neat, legible handwriting and enthusiastic readers who are learning to deduce and infer from a text.
There is a number focus in the first term with shape, space and measures, data handling, time, on Fun Fridays where children enjoy and learn these concepts in a practical way.
Terms 2 and 3 have a mixture of number work with shape, space and measure, data handling, using and applying numeracy in real life situations and problem solving challenges; so that by the end of year 4 children should be confident in times tables as well as using their skills to solve real life problems involving all number operations. A grasp of measures and fractions is also expected as well as knowing basic properties of 2D and 3D shape.
Autumn term Topics
Spring Term Topics
Summer Term Topics