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Spring 1



In our English lessons we will be using The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to write an informal letter and a portal story.


We are learning how to use fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and similes in our writing as well as reading our work back to check it makes sense.

Spellings for Spring 1


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.

Guided Reading


In Guided Reading this half term, we are studying the novel Stormbreaker. 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 summarising and explaining our opinion.


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


  • Fractions


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.

Please encourage your child to regularly practise their times tables using TT Rockstars or




In Science, we are studying Human Anatomy. The children are learning about the muscles, bones and organs of the human body, as well as the digestive system and the types of teeth humans have and what they're for.



In history this half term, we are studying the Roman invasions of Britain. We will learn about the Roman Empire, Julius Caesar and his failed invasion of Britain, the invasion that succeeded along with Boudicca's revolt. We will also explore the beliefs of the Romans and what they shared with those places they invaded.




French food, cafés, ordering and menus -‘Yum Yum’- or ‘Miam, Miam’ !

During this half termthe children will learn  food vocabulary and revises numbers to 100, this time in the context of money and prices. The unit encourages children to develop their language detective skills and confidence with practical conversational French.




Created and Loved by God is our PSHE unit for this half term, as well as looking at e-safety. This unit explores the individual and helps us understand that we are made in the image and likeness of God, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships.



We will learning how to tell a story through drawing.



We are learning how to play in harmony and how to read some notes on sheet music.

We will also be studying some theory of music, including key vocabulary and some music history.



Programming to create repetition in shapes and give instructions to a computer turtle.