Friday, 11 September 2020

Year 4 Curriculum Newsletter





Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls


Year 4 - Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome back to school! Hopefully, you find this letter informative; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:

- 15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult (signed in the reading record)

-  15 minutes practising spellings in their spelling book

-  15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)

All children have received their mathletics information. This is an online platform that the children can use to further consolidate learning. This is monitored by the class teacher and children will be rewarded for the use of Mathletics at home. Please note however, this is not compulsory.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practise their words every evening. Spelling books must be brought in on Fridays, which is also when the weekly test happens. This will be closely monitored.

P.E Lessons
Larch, Ash and Birch will have PE lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child is in possession of a full, named PE kit for their lessons. On Wednesdays, we will allow the children to come into school wearing their PE kit.This will be for the Autumn term and will be reviewed at Christmas.

Reading Books
As an extra precaution in these challenging times, children should bring in any books that need changing on Friday and those books will be quarantined over the weekend, before they go back into the library. They will then receive a new reading book on Monday. To help manage this, please can reading books stay at home until they are ready to be changed on Friday; your child will have a separate reading book in class.

 Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn, please inform your child’s class teacher as we welcome any suggestions you may have.

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to the year ahead and are sure it will be full of fabulous learning experiences!

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Claxton            Miss Delahunty              Miss Young               Miss Islam   
Year 4 Lead              Larch class                       Ash class                  Birch class                

Autumn Term


1st Half Term

2nd Half Term


Fiction: Folktales

Non-Fiction: Information Texts

Fiction: Myths & Legends

Non-Fiction: Newspaper Reports

Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read. For a good selection of children’s books, visit your local library. Useful web links:


Place Value

Addition and subtraction



Multiplication and division


Please practise the times tables with your child. The school is continuing to focus on mental arithmetic this year and it would be of great help if your children could learn them. Useful websites:


Coding, internet safety


Animals and humans




What was life like in the Roman Army?


What was life like in the Anglo Saxon Army?



Being valued



Netball, Football and Rugby

Art/Design and Technology

Roman Art

Body and movement


Greeting someone


Days of the week




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