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Year 3 and 4

Summer Term 2019


As we enter the final term of our academic year, all of our learning will be based on the topic ‘Rainforests’. We will be focusing on animal rights and habitats, writing persuasive texts and reading texts from our key Author, Tamsyn Murray. We will be looking at the arguments for and against keeping animals in captivity.



We have many exciting opportunities planned for the children throughout the Summer Term...please keep an eye on our weekly newsletter and Twitter account for further information. We will be visiting Twycross zoo on Friday 21st June. Please see a member of staff for further details.



In mathematics there will continue to be a greater emphasis on learning known number facts (number bonds and times tables) and mathematical reasoning.


Perimeter and Area

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction


Multiplication and Division


By the end of year 4, pupils should know their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.




The children will continue to be taught according to their needs for Reading and Writing and will continue to access our ‘Read, Write Inc’ or ‘Literacy and Language’ schemes.



· ‘Tanglewood Animal Park– Baby Zebra Rescue’ by Tamsyn Murray.


· Non Fiction–persuasive texts based on the story ‘Zoo’ by Anthony Browne. We will be discussing many different opinions about zoos following our Twycross trip. The children will write their own persuasive argument about this topic.



Throughout these units we will continue to focus on grammar, spelling and punctuation. The children will participate in daily spelling lessons and activities using our 'Get Spelling' resources. The children will also be using some new resources for their weekly handwriting sessions.


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 Tamsyn Murray





The children will study the story of Pentecost and    identify the effects that it had upon the disciples. They will learn about the missionary activity of the Apostles and some prayers of the Holy Spirit.

The children will continue to learn about the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up in the Jewish faith. The children will be introduced to some prayers from the Old Testament and they will consider the importance Jesus attached to prayer. The children will study the Our Father and some other forms of prayer.

This term we will have a Multicultural Week in which we will be learning about different world  religions. In Year 3&4, we will be learning about Hinduism. 

To finish the year, the children will learn about the different tasks and responsibilities given to people in the Catholic Church. This will help them to develop their understanding of the Church as the Body of Christ made up of many different people.





Organisms and different habitats

Food chains – Consumers and predators

Changing habitats – human interference, climate change



Þ Endangered animals study

Þ Locate various different rainforests on a World map

Þ Climate and animals

Þ What is happening to the rainforest today?

Þ Causes of deforestation


Art and Design/Design and Technology

Þ Henri Rousseau Art



         All children will also have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument this year within curriculum time.


Please ensure that your child attends school daily and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.45am.

Please read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading diary every night to show us that they have been reading at home.

Many Thanks.