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Summer Term 2024 Year 3 and 4


In Year 3 & 4, as we start the Summer Term, we would just like to thank everyone for supporting our school Motto:


‘Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More’


The curriculum in Year 3 and 4 this term:

The unit is called ‘Food Glorious Food'.



As the school year develops, we will post information and examples of the children’s work on the Year 3 and 4 pages of the school website or our school Twitter account.



  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Prayer
  • The Eucharist



Literacy and language

Fiction: Poetic Language and word play/ Folk tales

The children will:

  • explore the impact of word play and unusual imagery
  • learn a variety of poems and and enjoy the experience of performing it in a variety of ways
  • explore the structure of folktales and the archetypes that make up the plot and characters in 'The Enchantress of the Sands'
  • analyse how Jamila Gavin uses rich language to depict the setting
  • use drama to explore the suspense in the climax of the story

Non-fiction: Explanations/ Biographies/ Autobiographies

The children will:

  • develop the children's understanding of the language features of explanation texts in written and spoken forms
  • explore the aspects of explanation texts that make them clear for the reader
  • investigate different types of explanation texts
  • explore information about Jamila Gavin
  • think about how biographies are structured and examine their key features
  • compare biography with autobiography


We will also complete units based around the stories 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'  and 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl


End of year 4 expectations for English.

Þ I can spell most words correctly. (Please speak to your child’s class teacher about the Y3 and Y4 National Curriculum spelling lists)

Þ I can write neatly, legibly and accurately, maintaining a joined style.

Þ I can use paragraphs to organise my writing although may not always be accurate

Þ I can use fronted adverbials and use a comma afterwards.

Þ I can evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.

Þ I can extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.

Þ I can use sophisticated conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

Þ I can use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense. Present perfect tense is used for activities that started in the past but are still true now, or have an effect on what is happening now. My friend Kashaan has lived in this town for five years. We have been best friends all that time

Þ I can use inverted commas accurately.

Þ I can use the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular and irregular plurals e.g. girls’, boys’, children’s.



Author Study

Each term we will be focusing on a famous children’s Author.  Our Key Author this term is  Roald Dahl.

We hope that the children will enjoy reading his texts and completing some of the activities we have planned for them so that they are enthused about reading!




These are the units of study we will be studying this term.

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Properties of Shape
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Position and Direction
  • Measures: Money
  • Measures: Volume/capacity
  • Measures: Time
  • Statistics
  • Statistics


Year 4 will be completing their times table challenge at the end of this year

Don't forget to keep practising times table facts. 

Click on the link to access the Mathsframe website to test your knowledge. Mathsframe Multiplication Tables Check




Animals including Humans

  • Balanced diets
  • Teeth
  • Skeleton and muscles
  • Digestion



  • Modern Italy

  • Where does our food come from?

Art / DT


  • Healthy pizzas
  • Charcoal peppers
  • Still life paintings
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo



  • Databases



  • Recorders
  • Charanga



  • Swimming (y4)
  • Athletics



  • The world around me
  • Food
  • My Town





A Visit From The Police Community Support Officers

Animals in Hands

Design and Technology - Mini Greenhouses

Coventry - City of Culture

We made these tiles which will be displayed in Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry.

Planting Seeds

Computing - Coding and Debugging