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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 4

Year 4 Autumn 1

In our Science lessons we will be looking at States of Matter and investigating how something changes state.

In our Geography based learning we will be looking at World Geography and then using this knowledge to better understand about The United Kingdom.

In our art lessons we will be developing sketching skills and illustrating stories.

In music we will be looking at the history and development of music.

Much of our PE will be based around invasion games.

How you can help your child

Because of the importance of accuracy of punctuation and grammar, we have a specific focus on:

1. Proof-reading sentences to check for sense and correct punctuation - including the use of apostrophes to indicate possession.

2. Correct use of homophones (e.g. they’re, their and there).

3. Any activities which help children develop their understanding of vocabulary: dictionary races, Games such as  "Call my Bluff."

Home Reading Practice

It is important for your child to become an experienced reader of a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts.

While popular books, such as ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, ‘Dork Diaries’ and ‘Flower Fairy’ series are relaxing and easy to read, we encourage our pupils to choose more demanding books for their daily home-reading tasks.They need to build up their reading stamina in order to tackle the harder texts they need to analyse in Years 5 and 6.