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

​​​​Year 4​​

Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 4 for our Autumn term. We hope you're looking forward to the year. You will find information about our Autumn term topics below and some recent photos at the bottom.


4R - Mr Riley

4G -Mrs Brampton/Mrs Marriott

4B - Miss Hunt

Autumn Term 2017


Our big topic for the Autumn Term is Ancient Egypt. During the term, we will be reading a wide range of stories including, 'The Iron Man', 'The Time Travelling Cat' and 'Flotsam'. Through these books we will be working on improving our grammatical knowledge as well as our word choices. As part of the school's 50 year celebration, we shall also be completing some work surrounding the school and the local area. This will involve us looking at the River Trent. 

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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.


This term we will be learning about the Geography of rivers and the History of the River Trent. 

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PE and Games

Swimming commences on Thursday 14th September. Please make sure that your child continues to bring both their swimming kit and a waterproof coat. If you would like your child to wear goggles, you must send a permission slip in for your child's new teacher. 

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



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

Last year's year four reading their Nowhere Emporium stories to the new year four.