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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 the second half of our Autumn term. We have lots of exciting events in the build up to Christmas including our trip to the National Memorial Arboretum and our 'Tomb day' event. We hope that you will enjoy the learning that is to come. Below, you will find information about the topics. If you look on the pages to the left, you will find a gallery of 'Wow work' completed so far and helpful explanations about different skills the children have been taught.


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 'The Time Travelling Cat' and developing our written skills and understanding of vocabulary from this text. 


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.


During this term, we will carry on learning about the Ancient Egyptians and the children will have the chance to explore an Egyptian tomb when they take part in our 'Tomb day' event. This will include learnng about hieroglyphics, Howard Carter, mummification and Pharaohs.


PE and Games

Swimming will recommence on Thursday 2nd December. Please make sure that your child continues to bring both their swimming kit and a waterproof coat is a necessity.

Outdoor games will take place on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure that your children bring warm outdoor clothes for these sessions.


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.