Our Curriculum


    Welcome to

    Willow Class

    Year 4

    Summer Term

    Willow Tree Transparent PNG Clip Art Image | Tree drawing, Tree painting,  Tree art


    Homework, Spellings and Times Tables



    Children will receive a reading book from school, matched to their reading ability, which they should read every day. When they have read it sufficiently well to understand and comprehend what they have read, they will take the Accelerated Reader quiz in school, which will enable them to see their ongoing reading progress. Please also encourage them to read their own books, comics and magazines at home as well, to develop a love of reading and to experience a range of authors and genres.

    A visit to a local library can be an amazing experience and enables children to be exposed to an extensive collection of books and resources. Find out more information and details about your local library at the link below.

    File:Library building clipart.svg - Wikimedia Commons

    Please log all reading into your Home School Planners.


    These will be set weekly and practised in school every day. As well as specific spelling patterns, the Year 3/4 words below will be learnt throughout the year.

    We are now using Spelling Shed to support the children's learning; activities can be accessed by logging in.  A parents' guide to using Spelling Shed is attached below.


    Children have been learning their multiplication and division facts since the beginning of Year 2. Children should use their own personalised programme on the online platform Times Table Rock Stars every day to practise these, so that they know all of their facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.

    TTRS | All Souls' Catholic Primary School

    Homework Projects:

    This half-term, our topic is all about the Surrealism Art Movement - Relationships and Viewpoints. For our homework project, children can choose from the Homework Grid below. This project enables them to be creative in ways that they enjoy. This is a long-term project, to be handed in by Friday 12th July at the latest to be shared with the class, so please ensure the finished work reflects the time and effort expected of a Year 4 project. You can complete more than one project if you wish to.

    These projects will be exhibited to parents on Monday 15th July at the Open Classrooms Event.

    If you have any questions about any of the above, please ask via Google Classroom.

    Summer Term - Topic

    Surrealism - Relationships and Viewpoints

    This term, our topic is art-based. We will study the surreal world of dream art as we are introduced to the surrealist movement, then learn how to use viewfinders to find different ways of looking at the world around us. This leads to us creating dream-like sequences using a variety of different media, including photography and printing.



    This term, in English, we will be:   

    Studying portal stories and biographies and incorporating our Surrealism topic.

    We will also focus on: revising sentence structure, continuing to evaluate and edit our writing, practising our reading comprehension through classic literature, poetry and non-fiction texts and continuing to practise our knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.





    a photo of a wall with a poster that says, "A book is a dream that you hold in your hands" by Neil Gaiman



    This half-term we will investigate

    • Decimals
    • Money
    • Time
    • Shape
    • Statistics
    • Position and Direction

    Have a look on the WRM Website (click on the logo below) for resources to support your child with these topics. 

    Continue to practise your maths facts - there is a great leaflet below giving you fantastic advice on how to make learning maths fun at home.

    Time Tables

    Multiplication tables Check

    Your child will be participating in the multiplication tables check in June. The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their timetables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help us identify if your child needs additional support.

    What is the Multiplication tables check? It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Your child will be able to answer 3 practice questions before taking the actual check. They will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

    What if my child cannot access the check? There are several access arrangements available for the check; these can be used to support pupils with specific needs. Your child’s teacher will ensure that the access arrangements are appropriate for your child before they take the check in June. The check has been designed so that it is inclusive and accessible to as many children as possible, including those with special educational needs or disability (SEND) or English as an additional language (EAL). However, there may be some circumstances in which it will not be appropriate for a pupil to take the check, even when using suitable access arrangements. If you have any concerns about your child accessing the check, you should discuss this with your child’s teacher.

    Do I need to do anything to prepare my child for the check? No, you do not need to do anything additional to prepare your child for the check. As part of usual practice, we will ask you to practise times table with your child. We will have unlimited access to a 'try it out area' from March. We can use this to make sure pupils have the necessary support required to access the check. This includes opportunities for pupils to familiarise themselves with the check application and try out any access arrangements that may be required.

    How will the results be used? We will have access to all our pupils’ results, allowing those pupils who need additional support to be identified.

    Will I receive feedback on my child’s check? Yes. Your child’s teacher will share your child’s score with you with the annual school report, as they would with all national curriculum assessments. There is no pass mark for the check.

    Taken from: Information for parents: 2022 multiplication tables check (see below)


    In science, we will work scientifically to investigate and learn about:

    • Animals, including humans
    • States of Matter

    Throughout the term, we will: 

    • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans


    • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.

                  Mouth and Teeth Clipart - print out and laminate teeth for activities. Tooth  brush | Tooth cartoon, Teeth clipart, Dental health

    • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
    • observe materials changing state when they are heated or cooled.
    • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle. Water Cycle PNG Transparent Images Free Download | Vector Files | Pngtree 


    In computing, this term, we will cover:

    Hardware, Logo, writing for different audiences and Artificial Intelligence.

    Most of the classwork will be done using Purple Mash. Log on below to complete any tasks set or to just explore and have some fun.

    purple mash logo - Thomas Gray Primary School


    This term in PE we will be taking part in:

    • Games
    • Athletics
    • OAA
    • Daily Mile (please ensure outdoor trainers are in school)
    • Outdoor activities 

    Please ensure your indoor and outdoor PE kit is in school at all times.

    In LOTC we will be doing:

    • Bushcraft
    • Orienteering/compass work/grid references
    • Planting and growing
    • Water Cycle

    Cathedral - Forest School

    LOTC is on Thursdays - please ensure you are wearing and have suitable clothing (arms and legs to be covered at all times) for the activities and weather conditions. It is always a good idea to bring a spare set of clothes to change into after your outdoor session - just in case! Also a hat and sun cream in the hot weather.

    Contact Us

    Fairfield First School, Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 9L

    01527 873081