Our Class Newsletters
Here you will find useful information and any important news regarding Year 4.
On the left-hand side, you will find downloadable copies of the class newsletters; these outline the topics and knowledge that your children will be exploring and learning in each half-term.
On the right-hand side, you will find the English and Mathematics' Long-Term Plans, and also the Knowledge Organisers for the Foundation Subjects. These documents set out the key knowledge and specific vocabulary that your children will be learning in each of the subjects, each term. These correlate with the Long-Term Plans, that can be found under the 'Curriculum' page. These documents provide a full overview of how the new learning fits into our whole school curriculum, building upon prior knowledge and also supporting future learning.
We recognise reading as the key to unlocking learning and future success and so you will find, below, the recommended reads, for your children, throughout this year.
Blurbs from the Recommended Reading List for Year 4
Can I Build Another Me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake
Can I Build Another Me? follows a child’s hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought as he decides to make a clone of himself – and starts to ponder what makes him HIM. Is it the scar on his knee or his sticky palms? Is it his love of acorns or the way he winks? The more he thinks about it, the more complicated it becomes..
Giant by Kate Scott
It's hard to measure up in a family with high expectations. But it's even harder when those people sometimes use you as an arm rest. And call you 'Peanut'.
Anzo is 11 years old and very, very short. Mum, Dad and his two uncles are extremely tall but they're also high achievers, obsessed with fulfilling their lifelong ambition of opening a restaurant together. Everyone has a role - but where does Anzo fit in? If only he could grow a few inches in height, then no one would be able to overlook him.
Then, overnight, Anzo starts to grow. Is life as a giant going to solve all his problems, or should he stop worrying and learn to just be himself?
Kay's Anatomy by Adam Kay
Discover all the weird and wonderful things that go on inside your body with Adam Kay. This fun-filled anatomy book for kids covers key stage 2 / 3 human biology syllabus (in a slightly repulsive way).
Do you ever think about your body and how it all works?
Like really properly think about it?
The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well . . . pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder.
This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions.