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Year Four (Mr Moss)

Welcome to Year 4! I hope you have all had a relaxing summer and are looking forward to coming back to school. I am excited to get to know you all and Mrs Holt and I can't wait to get started with all the amazing activities we have planned! 


We will continue to be using Class Dojo this year to reward positive behaviour. I will use class Dojo for pictures of activities the children are taking part in, so please do make sure you are linked to the class.  We will also use the class Dojo page to keep you updated about important things happening in school.




Our English topic this half term is a mixture of Information texts, Explanation texts, Poetry and Narrative story-openings.  The whole unit is based on climate change and its effect on polar bears and other animals.


We will be concentrating on the following aspects:

  • Create sentences with fronted adverbials for when e.g. As the clock struck twelve, the soldiers sprang into action.
  • Use commas to mark clauses in complex sentences


Guided Reading
Guided Reading sessions are every morning for around 20 minutes.  There are several different activities throughout the week including comprehension.  It is an important part of the school day and gives adults the chance to listen to your child read regularly.


We will be concentrating on fractions:

  • unit and non-unit fractions
  • halves, quarters and thirds
  • adding fractions with the same denominator


In the first half of the Spring term we will be doing Gymnastics, concentrating on coordination and flexibility.  PE lessons will link with other work we do in class to develop a good knowledge of how we can all take responsibility for our health and encourage children to discover different types of exercise.



Our topic for Spring 2 is the Roman Invasion of Britain.  We will concentrate on understanding why the Romans invaded Britain and what they did once they were here.



    Religious Education

    At Sacred Heart, RE is at centre of everything we do.  This half term, we will be looking at 'Beatitudes',

    Understanding the reasons why Jesus came to teach us how to live, the rules we live by and why they are important.


    Using and interpreting information about religions from a range of sources.


    reflecting on what it means to belong to a faith community, communicating my own responses



    In Science, we will study Electricity, concentrating on electrical circuits.  Adding switches and extra bulbs, we will try to extend our circuits and learn how to make a torch light up.



    In computing we will be learning how the world wide web works.  Children will learn to write and edit HTML.



    In DT we will link to science by making torches which we will power with electrical circuits.