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 Autumn 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 recounts, suspense tales, non-chronological reports and poems by Pie Corbett. Some of the texts we explore in year 4 are on the Penn Wood YouTube channel. 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, poetry and plays.  The children can borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries. The children are encouraged to read daily to develop their comprehension skills and widen their vocabulary.

In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, such as our number bonds and times tables. Encourage your child to log into Times Table Rockstars to practice their times tables. 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 more about the methods taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask. The children will develop their learning of time and units of measure so please encourage your child to tell the time regularly at home.

In other subjects, we are investigating electricity in science. In history, we are learning about what life was like during the Roman times. The children will be learning about the rights and responsibilities of being a member of their class and school and learning to understand how an individual’s behaviour can affect a group. In RE, the children will be studying Judaism and Christianity. The children will develop their sketching and shading skills in Art and will be working on football, tag rugby and fitness skills in PE lessons.

 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 make the most of their learning opportunities.