Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Mrs Abdelgalil
Teaching Assistants: Miss Pugh

Spring 2 Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: March 2023

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





  • To add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Find fractions of an amount.
  • Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
  • Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places

*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.


My Maths target is:

To recall multiplication and division facts for multiplications tables for up to 12x12.



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:


  • PE is on Wednesdays and Fridaysthis term. Please make sure you are wearing correct sports kit to school. A blue or black tracksuit is acceptable. Please make sure that long hair is tied back and earrings have been removed.
  • Remember to bring 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. 
  • To encourage independence, your child is responsible for handing in their reading book when it needs changing. All children will be heard once a week in school and this will be noted in their planner.
  • Homework is all set on Google Classroom. English homework set on a Tuesday and due in on Friday.
  • Maths homework is set on a Friday and due in on Tuesday.
  • Spellings are set on a Friday for a test the following Friday.

Any issues please contact me on jabdelgalil@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk




The text we are working from in our English lessons is
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. 


During our lessons we will:

  • Predicting what might happen and read the story together.
  • Draw inferences about characters’ thoughts, feelings and motives from their actions – justify with evidence.
  • Identifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these.
  • Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Discuss and record ideas.
  • To plan and develop own ideas for writing to write a play-script.
  • Preparing plays to read aloud and to perform, showing intonation through tone, and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.
  • Use apostrophes for omission and possession.
  • Use adverbs and prepositions to express time, place and cause.


Our new Discovery Quest topics are:

Topic Question: Is Bloxwich Special?

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