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Year 4 - Curriculim Overview 2016/17

Class Teachers: Miss Buck & Mr Koumi

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Seaman & Miss Tait

PE day: Monday & Wednesday

Day homework is set: Friday for Maths and English

Day Homework is due in: Maths and English is due in on a Thursday . 

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: 30 - 40 minutes

Key Spellings/ spelling patterns for the term: Y3 & Y4 High Frequency Words as well as looking at how adding suffixes and prefixes change the meaning of words.

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term: all times tables (up to 12 x 12) and related division facts.

English overview:

This term the children will be focusing on both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write stories, write journalistic articles and non-chronological reports. Spelling and grammar will be a focus throughout all lessons. Guided Reading will be taught to develop inference and comprehension skills. Next half term our English will be based around the topic of "Natural Disasters" where the children will develop their skills on explanation and narrative writing.  

Maths overview:

This term the topics of place value, multiplication and division will be covered. The children will develop their skills on statistics and fractions and decimals. Additionally, basic mental maths skills (including number bonds and times tables) will be covered and the children will have the opportunity to apply these skills within a context or problem. 

All other subjects (including French)

History: The children will be exploring inventors from the past.

Science: The children will be focusing on electricity including circuits. There will be an opportunity for the children to develop their understanding of fair testing by planning and carrying out investigations.

RE/PSHE: Hinduism and light at Christmas.

French: The children will be learning the vocabulary relating to the weather and seasons.