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Home Learning


All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.

Children should use their login details to access this daily.



How do I sign in to Google Classroom for the first time?

Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in. 


1. Go to and click Go to Classroom.

2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: and click Next.

3. Enter your password and click Next.

4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.

5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.

That's it!


If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.


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Year 4 Curriculum - Summer Term 1


Maths - Decimals, Time, Multiplication and Division

We will begin this half term learning about decimals. The children will learn to compare, order and round decimals. Then, we will move onto money.  The children will order money convert pounds and pence, add and subtract money, give change and solve problems with money.



We will continue to learn our times tables and division facts. Practising them at home will help the children with their future learning in many areas of mathematics but also prepare them for the Year 4 Times Tables Test in June.


To practice your times tables at home you can visit this website:




Our core text this half term is ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan.

We will be writing fantasy stories based on this text.


We will then go onto look at persuasive writing.

We will be writing an advertisement for a healthy snack and writing a persuasive letter on whether we should wear school uniform or not.


These are some of the key sills we will be teaching in Writing:

  • choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition.
  • identifying and using powerful verbs.
  • extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • using and punctuating direct speech.
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements.


In Reading Pupils will be taught to:

  • develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read, by:
    • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes.
    • using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
    • identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books.
    • discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  • understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:
    • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text.
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied


To practise English skills, visit this website:        




Pupils will be taught to:

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors



History - Christianity in three empires

This half term we will learn about the Christianity in the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and the Aksumite Empire.


Jesus Christ lived at the start of the first century CE. The modern calendar dates from Jesus’s birth. This is why it is called the first century. Jesus was born in the Roman province of Judea. After Jesus’s death, his followers became known as Christians. Christians shared stories about miracles, such as Jesus healing the sick or turning water into wine at a wedding. Christians carried the stories along Roman roads and trade routes. Soon there were Christians in Rome. By the third century, Christianity had spread into Spain, Gaul, Greece, Asia Minor and  North Africa.



Geography - Tourism

This half term we will be learning about tourism.


We will look at a range of places that tourists travel to including traditional seaside resorts and ski resorts.  We will learn about where people travel to, the features of these resorts, tourism and income, airports and how tourist destinations affect the environment.





In PE, we will be focusing on throwing, hitting and catching.                        





Art/Design & Technology                          

This term we will be looking closely at the pictures in our core text.  We will then design our own fantasy character for our stories.  We will then be making our characters using recycled materials.             



Relationships & Health Education

Our topic this half term is Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. We will be learning how to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making us feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others.


We will also learn what constitutes a healthy diet (including calories and other nutritional content).

Finally, we will learn about Internet safety and harms, looking specifically at why social media, some computer games and online gaming, for example, are age restricted.     




This term we will be learning how to greet someone in Spanish and how to have a basic conversation.


We will also be revising numbers and colours.