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Spring 2


We are continuing with ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ this half term, studying the characters and plot ready to write our own portal story.

Our grammar focus will be:

Building a story plot, different ways to make sentences interesting and how to write dialogue between two characters correctly.



Our units this half term for RE are Lent and Holy Week. We will be learning about Lent through study of the Beatitudes and Jesus' teachings of forgiveness. We will then learn about the key events of Holy Week and study Jesus' trial and reasons for this.


Spellings for Spring 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.

Guided Reading

In Guided Reading this half term, we are studying the novel Charlotte's Web. We will be answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS scheme. Our main focus this half term is vocabulary.


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


  • Further Multiplication & Division
  • Graphs


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 Ecosystems. The children are learning about the diets of animals, what an ecosystem is and how to construct and interpret a food chain/web.



In Geography this half term, we are studying South America, and we will be looking at the different physical and human features, the geography of the continent, and how this compares with Walsall and the UK.



Learning phrases to describe the weather and compass points and using our knowledge of numbers to 100 to say and write sentences about the weather in French. We will also have a French science lesson all about the water cycle.



We are learning to play class composition pieces and to be able to improvise.



We are studying tennis and multi skills, working on balance, focus and team skills as well as following rules.



Studying emotional wellbeing and lifecycles in this half term's PSHE. We will be looking at the human life cycle and what we can expect as we grow up.



We are going to be looking at the importance of data logging, what data we can record and how we can do this on a computer.