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Year 4 - Swift Class

Welcome to Swift Class!

For the first few weeks of term, we are concentrating on learning about the Saxon way of life, their art and culture.  

In maths, we are focusing on applying our reasoning skills, which we can use to explain how we know an answer is correct or incorrect. We will be encouraging the correct use of mathematical vocabulary, with words such as: approximate, a rounded number, estimate, count on, column addition, increase and more than.  


In English this term we are going to be looking at how authors develop character in their writing. We will be looking at the details that are included about a character’s appearance, their actions and what they say. This will involve some close reading of text. Leading up to Christmas we will be producing informal letters.


We will be swimming on Monday morning off site. Our first session takes place on the 18th September. All children will require a swimming hat.

Summer term 2024

Our topic this term (‘Fragile Planet’) is very much in the news and I know is something on which many of the children have strong views. We will begin by looking at our planet and becoming more familiar with its different climatic regions.

During the term, we plan to develop our understanding of environmental issues by looking at the evidence for climate change, the impact on the environment and what can be done about it. This topic should give many opportunities for developing discussion.

Please note this term we will be taking part in the Government's Multiplication Tables Check. This is to test children on their knowledge of multiplication facts. The National Curriculum expectations is that by the end of Year Four, children are fluent in their recall of all multiplication facts up to 12x12.

Alongside their weekly Mathletics and tackling tables exercises, this website has a number of games that can also help the children embed their multiplication facts.

Your child can practise building up to the full test here:

If your child is secure in their recall, this will help build firm foundations as the complexity of the curriculum increases over the years.

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