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Autumn 2



In our English lessons we will be using Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to write an explanation text (How to Play Quidditch), a setting description (Diagon Alley) and rhyming poetry.


We are learning how to use time conjunctions, plurals and commas in our writing as well as working on our handwriting to earn our pen licences! smiley

Spellings for Autumn 2


Spellings are glued into planners on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. Please encourage the children to learn the letter patterns and practise their handwriting at the same time.

Year 4 words that must be learnt by the end of the year!

Guided Reading


In Guided Reading this half term, we are studying the novel Matilda. We will be looking at characters and inference in the book, but also answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS scheme. Our main focus this half term is vocabulary and inference.


In our maths lessons this half term we are learning about:


  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication ad Division 


In Year 4, we work very hard on learning our times tables ready for the multiplication check in the summer term. So, it is very important that we know every times table fact fluently.

Our times tables for Autumn 2 are: 6x, 7x, and 9x.





In Science, we are studying the Rock Cycle. The children are learning about the different types of rock, how they are formed and how some can change. We are also looking at fossils and the layers of the earth.




In Geography, we are learning all about Migration and Hemispheres & Tropics. We are studying lots of tricky vocabulary and learning about: types of migration, why people migrate, advantages and disadvantages and all about the hemispheres and tropics of Planet Earth.