Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Miss Frost
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams and Mrs Cordon

Summer Half Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: May 2022

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.





To divide 1-digit and 2-digit numbers by 10.                      

To divide 1-digit or 2-digit numbers by 100.

To understand hundredths, place them on a grid and record them as decimals.

To write, order, compare and round decimals.

To find halves and quarters.

To understand pounds and pence.

To order money.

To estimate amounts of money.

To convert pounds and pence.

To add and subtract money and calculate change.  

Telling the time to 5 minutes and to the minute.  

To understand am and pm.

To understand the 24 hour clock.

*Children are required to know all 12 times tables by heart by the end of Y4. We practise them every day in class; please help your child learn them at home.

To help practise them they can complete the activities on Times Table Rock Stars and Purple Mash.   

My Maths target is:
I know multiplication and division facts for the 12 times table.     


Topic: Electricity    


Objectives we will cover are: 



Identify common appliances that run on electricity.

Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.

Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. 

Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.

Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.  

Other useful information for this 1/2 term:


  • Remember your reading book and planner every day.
  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book in the planner.   
  • Homework is set on Google Classroom as follows- English homework is set on Tuesday and due in Friday.  Maths homework is set on Friday and due in on a Tuesday.
  • Spellings are put on Google Classroom on Fridays for a test the following Thursday.   
  • P.E is on Thursdays and Fridays this half term. Children need to come to school in their tracksuit. Please remember to tie up long hair and take out earrings or provide plasters.  

Please remember to bring a drink everyday- either water or squash.        



The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.  

  • Listen to, read and discuss the text.
  • Learn new vocabulary from the text.
  • Ask and answer questions about the text to develop understanding.
  • Predict what might happen next based on what has been stated or implied.
  • Discuss and record ideas to create a plan.
  • Organise paragraphs around a theme.
  • Create a description of the Iron Man.
  • Write poetry linked to the Iron Man.
  • Create a new adventure for the Iron Man.


Our new Discovery Quest topic is:

How has the way we communicate changed since the first telephone??