Year 4 2018 - 2019

Mrs Williams

Year 4 class teacher

Mrs Milner

Year 4 class teacher

Dear Parents,


Well summer is almost here and we have reached our final term together in year 4. We have lots of exciting activities planned for the term ahead, including our residential trip to Delamere in June. More details to follow.


Topic:  This term children will use maps to locate countries, focusing on Europe. We will be concentrating on environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics and major cities.  We will identify and describe geographical similarities and differences between the UK and Spain. During our art lessons we will study Picasso and use his style to create our own art work. Also we will be cooking and tasting some Spanish food!



Fiction: This term the children will be learning how to write an adventure story based on ‘Adventures at Sandy Cove’. We will focus on using paragraphs, ‘show not tell’ descriptions and using a range of sentence structures.


Non Fiction: Using the book Before I Met Dudley we will be looking at a range of explanation texts to identify features and layout that make a clear and easy to read explanation.  We will then write our own explanations following the style of the book. 


Poetry:  We will read and perform a variety of different styles of poetry discussing our likes and dislikes before creating our own.



In maths this term we will be continuing with:

  • Fractions –. Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
  • Decimals- Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.

            Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in   

            the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths

            Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

Convert between different units of measure

Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre]

  • Money - Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

  • Time - Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks.

Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.

  • Properties of shape - Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size.

Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.

Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.

Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.




Science this term will be Animals, including Humans, and Electricity.



In computing this term, the children will be learning how to collaborate to create a ‘mini Wikipedia’ They then go onto amend content on the real Wikipedia.




Our PE lessons will continue to be taught alongside a specialist Miss Berry. This term she will be leading the children in gymnastics. P.E. lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday (possibly outdoor). Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school and that pumps fit. Indoor kit should consist of shorts, t shirt and pumps, outdoor kit should consist of long trousers, sweat shirts and trainers/pumps. We will also be busy practising for our KS2 sports day.




This term the children will have topic based homework. We would like them to complete at least 3 activities from the suggested list and return them to school by Friday 24th May. In addition to this we will be sending homework to encourage the children to practise their times tables to support their learning within our daily maths lessons.  



Please don’t forget Bikeability is on Wednesday the 1st of May.



If you have any questions, please call in to speak to any member of the year 4 team and we will do our best to help.


Mrs Williams and Mrs Milner



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Millfields Primary School

Marsh Lane

Main Contact: Mrs Claire McAtominey / Mrs Ann Mansell

Tel: 01270 685 750