Summer Term Year 4

Our theme this term is Hope! 

The inspirational texts on our summer bookshelf will inspire our learning across the curriculum. 

We will start the term exploring the book “Wisp – A Story of Hope” and discover how it links to our theme and the ideas around culture and religion.   

We will also look at Maybe, The Book of Hopes and Climate Change for Beginners to supplement what we know and support our English and Reading curricula as well as our foundation subjects, such as Geography.   

Our maths learning this term will initially build on our work of fractions to incorporate decimals, starting to look first at parts of 100 then an understanding of tenths and hundredths. This will lead us on further to understanding and using money. We will then move on to other areas of maths including telling the time practically and starting to problem solve and reason using clocks and timetables; interpret and use statistics in different forms; and new vocabulary and concepts about position and direction including coordinates, position in grids and translation around a grid.   

We will use what we know as well as discovering more about the impact of humans on the Earth within Geography lessons and answer the endpoint question: “What are the global consequences of human activity?” 

Our work in Art over the term will see us explore the media-based artwork of David Hockney and children will get the chance to design and publish some of their own artwork that has been inspired by his style of ‘joiners’.  

We are also excited to be concluding the summer term with our Year 4 residential to Malham. This will tie together lots of key knowledge from the Science, Geography and History curricula as well as supplementing our work in PSHE, PE and further oracy skills the children have been working on.  

Summer Term Highlights

Eid Celebrations  

Year group trip to Manchester Museum including workshops 

Multiplication Tables Check 

Come and Play with the Hallé 

Year Group Malham Residential 


Important information 

  • PE will be on Thursday, although this may be subject to change. 
  • Your book bag containing your reading books and reading log should be bought to school each day.  
  • Home Learning will be set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.  
  • Spellings can be accessed via Spelling Shed, with a new set of 10 words being learnt each week.  
  • A spelling quiz will be held every Friday.  
  • We would encourage pupils to read every day to develop their love for reading.  
  • We would also encourage your child to practise their times tables at home on Times Tables Rock Stars to ensure they have a secure understanding and recall of these facts to support their learning in school  
  • The Year 4 teachers will be available every day before and/or after school to talk answer questions, receive messages and celebrate successes.  



Welcome to Year 4