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Summer 1



We are using the Place Value of Punctuation and Grammar unit from Grammarsaurus for the first 4 weeks of this half-term. The goal is to help the children become more confident with the basic skills of writing so their overall writing style becomes more fluid and expressive.

Our grammar focus will be:

Grammar basics and to write sentences in increasing detail using this knowledge.


After this, we will be using The Firework Maker's Daughter to write a set of instructions, putting all of our Place Value of Punctuation in Grammar learning into practise.


Our units this half term are Easter and Pentecost:

We will be learning all about the Resurrection of Christ and the events surrounding this. We will look at the reactions of different people towards this event.

We will learn about the key events of Pentecost and the effect this had upon the disciples.

Spellings for Summer 1

Guided Reading

In Guided Reading this half term, we are studying the novel The Firework Maker’s DaughterWe will be answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS scheme.


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


  • Decimals
  • Money


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 Rocks. We will look at the different types of rock: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, and how each of these are formed. We will also learn how to identify different types of rock and how these have changed on the earth’s surface.




In History this half-term, we are learning all about the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings. We will be looking at the different kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon Britain, how the Vikings invaded and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.




French Weather and the Water Cycle

During this half term the children will be learning phrases to describe the weather and vocabulary for the compass points; counting from 1-100 in multiples of ten; combining this knowledge to make statements about what the temperature is in different parts of France and to deliver a weather forecast. The unit culminates in a French science lesson, where the children explore the water cycle and recognise scientific cognates.




We are learning to play an advanced level of World Music percussion styles will be played, using Djembe, Samba and Asian drums. Authentic African patterns (IBO) will be played.    



This half term in PE we are studying cricket and tag rugby. We are working on team game skills, following rules and safety as well as increasing the level of difficulty.



We will be studying emotional wellbeing and lifecycles in this half term's PSHE. We will be continuing our learning about the human life cycle and what we can expect as we grow up.



We are going to be continuing our work on photo editing.