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Year 4



Welcome to Autumn Term 2


I hope everyone has had a restful break and is full of energy ready for the second autumn term, it is going to be an exciting and busy one!


Dates for your Diary


Friday 22nd November- Horrible Histories' Awful Egyptians school trip the New Victoria Theatre Woking


Thursday 28th November- Year 4 Class Assembly


Thursday 12th December- Christmas Performance


 Subjects and Topics





We are now moving onto our third text of the year which is our first non-fiction book, The Story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. Children begin by exploring the history of Tutankhamun and writing reports about Ancient Egypt, before going on to find out about Howard Carter and exploring the stories and legends about the curse of Tutankhamun’s tomb. 







Below is the week-by-week maths overview for Autumn 2.


Week 1- Fractions and Decimals

Week 2- Fractions and Decimals

Week 3- Measures (data)

Week 4- Subtraction

Week 5- Multiplication and Division

Week 6- Revision and Assessments


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Below please find the two-week rolling timetable for the foundation subjects this term (NB science, RE, French, PSHE and P4C are timetabled weekly).


Weeks 1 and 2 -  DT and Computing

Weeks 3 and 4 - Music and History

Weeks 5 and 6 -  Art and Geography


Attached you will find the yearly topic overview should you wish to find more information about individual subjects.





Homework is recorded in diaries on a Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.



It is expected that pupils' read for 10 min each night with an adult (inc weekends). To further develop comprehension skills, it is important that questioning is incorporated into the home reading routine.



Spellings are practiced in class daily and are reinforcement at home. On Tuesday mornings spellings are tested and the results are recorded by an adult in childrens' diaries.



In order to well-prepare students for the National Multiplication Check in June, each week the children are given a focus times table for home learning. On Tuesday morning, students have 3 mins to complete 30 questions (6 mins per question) - the same time they will be allocated in the test. The multiplication test result is also recorded weekly in your child's diary.






Outdoor PE is on Tuesday afternoons and Indoor PE is on Thursday afternoons. PE kits must remain in school until the end of the week.


A Final Note...


If you have any concerns or worries in regards to your child's well-being or education, please do not hesitate to contact me and we will arrange a meeting. 














Making Pizzas!

Making Pizzas! 1 Mixed Table
Making Pizzas! 2 Blue Table
Making Pizzas! 3 Green Table
Making Pizzas! 4 Red Table
Making Pizzas! 5 Yellow Table






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