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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

​​​​Year 4​​

Curriculum Overview

Welcome back to Year 4 for our Summer term. We hope you're looking forward to the improving weather, sports day, the Summer Fayre and our exciting trip to Carsington Water. You will find information about our Summer term topics below and some recent photos at the bottom.

Classes

4B - Mrs Brampton and Dr Welchman

4G -Mr Riley

4R - Miss Hunt

Summer Term 2017

English

Our big topic for the Summer Term is the Nowhere Emporium - we will be reading this novel by Ross Mackenzie, analysing his use of language, sentence structure and story telling technique and creating our own adventure stories about an enigmatic shop which appears, wows all its visitors and disappears as mysteriously as it came. Around this project we will be continuing our grammar work, learning how to use and recognise a variety of tenses.

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Maths

This term we will be reviewing your children's understanding of place value and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then be revisiting fractions and decimals. Your support with your child's homework is appreciated.

Topics

This term we will be learning about the Geography and culture of the United Kingdom. In Science we will be completing our work on Sound and then learning about animal's habitats, food relationships and adaptations.

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PE and Games

Swimming recommences on Thursday 27th April. Please make sure that your child continues to bring both their swimming kit and a waterproof coat.

Outdoor games remains on a Friday. During hotter weather, please make sure your child brings a hat to school and has applied sunscreen in the morning.

We will be completing a unit of Indoor PE after half-term, so please make sure your child has a PE kit in school.

Homework

Your child will receive two pieces of homework per week. They will have a spelling activity and a Maths activity to complete by the following week unless otherwise stated. Please support your child to complete this work in a creative manner that engages them in their learning.

 

In addition to this, children are also expected to read and complete their reading records five times a week. This can include some comments from your child as well as your own comments on how they have read to you. This needs to be handed in once a week. Children can compete in their class reading competitions by completing book reviews.

To help your child with their maths, please can you encourage them to regularly practise their times tables and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. There are lots of great online games to help with this, our favourite is called ttrockstars . Your child will have a password for this, so please get in touch if they have lost it.

Year Group Photos

Bikeability

RE day

Circus Skills