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Blue - Year 4


Autumn 1 Newsletter


Literacy and Maths


This half term, Blue class will be exploring different aspects of Greek Mythology through the topic ‘Gods and Goddesses’. Building on the reading and writing skills already learnt, this topic will challenge the children to write from different perspectives and develop a variety of writing styles.  In the final two weeks, we will be exploring Michael Rosen’s poetry and using the poems to inspire our own writing. Spelling, punctuation and grammar will remain a key focus as we move through these topics.



In Maths, Blue class will be developing their understanding of place value. Your child will be learning to compare and order numbers up to 10,000, find these numbers on number lines, and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Your child will also be learning formal written methods for adding and subtracting 4-digit numbers.

As the children move through Key Stage 2, times tables fluency is increasingly important and supports the children as they tackle more challenging problems. We will therefore be placing particular emphasis on learning and practising times tables in class, so that the children can quickly recall key facts. Any opportunities for the children to practice at home will support quicker recall, so please make sure that your child is practising regularly.


Wider Curriculum


Subject Unit of Work
RE Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?
Science Sound
Computing Effective researching
History Industrial Revolution
Music This little light of mine
Art  Jewellery making
PSHE Being me in my world 
P.E Swimming
French  Conversation



Additional Information 


On Wednesday 13th September, the children will resume their swimming lessons at Grand Central. These lessons will continue on a weekly basis, so please ensure that your child has a swimming kit every Wednesday.

Your child will also need to arrive at school wearing their P.E. kit each Thursday, so that they are prepared for their weekly P.E lesson.

Each week, your child will have nightly spellings and times tables to complete. Once completed, please sign the homework log and return the book to school each day.

All children are encouraged to read at home regularly, and will be provided with a reading book to do so. Alongside their reading book, your child will also be provided with a reading record to document their progress. Whenever the reading record shows that a child has read at home, they will receive a ticket for the end of term reading raffle.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. 

Best wishes,

Miss Maudsley  


Dates for your diary


Monday 11th September- Freddy Fit 

Wednesday 13th September- Swimming lessons start.

Tuesday 26th September - Meet the teacher 3:20pm-5:30pm.