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Curriculum Focus for Autumn Term 2023

Maths:Year 4 – Review of column addition and subtraction. Numbers to 10,000.

English – A range of genres including writing to entertain where we will be writing our own warning stories linking to our coast topic.

Science – We will be investigating if animals can survive without a skeleton and if you can step on your own shadow.

Geography – What is it like to live by the sea?  We will be learning all about the coast.

Computing – We will learn about connecting a computer and stop frame animation.

RE – We will learn how Hindu and Islam worship and celebration build a sense of community.  

PE – We will be focusing on invasion games and gymnastics.

Music – We will continue to follow our Charanga scheme of work learning about how music brings us together.

D and T – We will be creating a healthy picnic and investigating how a lighthouse works.

PSHE – How can I keep my body and mind fit and healthy?

French – Children will learn to recognise and say the names of shapes and musical instruments in French.

Interactive Activities to help with Vocabulary and Key Knowledge Autumn Term.

Class Information



It is suggested that you spend around 1 hour per week completing homework, including reading, with your child.  If you find that you are unable to complete the homework within this time, please do not feel that you must exceed this time.



Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday.  New spellings will then be stuck into their homework book and shared on class dojo.  Once they have learnt their spellings your child can use the page in the book to practise using that spelling in a sentence, if you have time.



Your child will be heard read at least once a week in school by an adult as part of group reading.  Children are asked to read 4 x per week, as in the school policy. It is important for your child to read aloud to you, even if they are competent readers, so that you can question their understanding of what they have read. School has recently bought  a lot more books at a higher level, so your child may stay on the scheme books for longer.  If your child is told they are 'free reading' they can choose to read their own books and keep them at home, or choose from books in school.


School reading books will be changed daily at the beginning of lunchtime.  Please ensure that your child's book is in school every day.


Please spend a little time talking with your child about the book and what has happened so far, what they predict might happen next, and check their understanding of the text.


Other Homework


On Friday there will usually be a piece of either topic, science, literacy or maths based work for your child to complete or research relating to what has been learnt or will be learned in class. 

Please could this be returned by the following Friday.


P.E Kit

P.E will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure that your child arrives in school wearing their kit on these days.


Please feel free to come and see me if you have any concerns or questions, I will be happy to help.


Thank you