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Year 4

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.


The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planing to ensure full coverage and progression.

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This Spring term, the children will be reading and writing a range of non-fiction, fiction and poetry. This includes suspense tales, characterisation pieces and poems by Pie Corbett. Some of the texts we explore in year 4 are on the Penn Wood YouTube channel. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and plays.  The children can borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries. The children are encouraged to read daily to develop their comprehension skills and widen their vocabulary.


In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, such as our number bonds and times tables. Encourage your child to log into Times Table Rockstars to practice their times tables. The children will learn about fractions, decimals and continue to practise efficient methods for calculation. If you would like to know more about the methods taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask. The children will develop their learning of time and units of measure so please encourage your child to tell the time regularly at home.


We are investigating states of matter and sound in science. In history, we are learning about what life was like for Ancient Greeks and in Geography we are learning more about the world we live in and the growth of different cities. The children will be learning about the rights and responsibilities of being a member of their class and school and learning to understand how an individual’s behaviour can affect a group. In RE, the children will be studying Judaism and Christianity. The children will make clay vases and mosaic tiles in Art and will be working on football, tag rugby and fitness skills in PE lessons.


Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities.

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