Year 4

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.

The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planing to ensure full coverage and progression.


National Curriculum Statutory Requirements for Year 4

Spelling Appendix for Year 3 and 4

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Appendix


Please click here for our summer term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.


In Year 4 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction, fiction and poetry. This includes fantasy and dilemma stories and poetry by Pie Corbett. In addition, we will be looking at creating suspense through building dramatic effects into our setting. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books. The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are also fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries. There is also a wealth of resources on the internet.

In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, such as our number bonds (up to 1000) and times tables (12 x 12). The children will continue to learn about place value and written methods of calculation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask. Previously, we offered an after-school parent workshop focusing on how to support your child with methods for calculation – we will organise another one this term (dates to be confirmed).

In other subjects, we are investigating animals and habitats in Science. In French, we are practising useful phrases and building our French vocabulary. In History, we are learning about what life was like during the Egyptian times. In RE the children will be studying Judaism and Christianity - what is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God? (Judaism) Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians? (Christianity) In Geography, we will be learning about U.K counties and cities and identifying their human and physical characteristics.

We expect your child to be in school on time, with their homework completed and having read for at least thirty minutes the previous night. Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they maximise of their learning opportunities.