Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Miss Frost
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Layton & Mrs Thornett

Autumn First Half Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: September 2020

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








Recognise the place value of each digit in up to 4-digit numbers. 

Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. 

Count in multiples of 25 and 1000. 

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

Place numbers up to 10 000 on number lines.

Partition numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. 

Find 1000 more or less than a given number.

Order and compare numbers beyond 1000. 

Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. 

Identify, read and write Roman Numerals.

Add and subtract numbers with up to 4-digits using the formal methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate. 

*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:
I know multiplication and division facts for the 6 times table.  



Unit: Lighthouse (Literacy shed)  Text: Escape from Pompeii   

Writing- Discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write, discuss and record their own ideas, compose and rehearse sentences orally, ensure all sentences are correctly demarcated and proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors. 

Reading- Retell stories orally, listen to and discuss texts, discuss words and phrases that capture the readers’ interest, predict what might happen next and use a dictionary to check the meaning of unfamiliar words. 

Grammar- Extend sentences using a range of conjunctions, including when, if, because & although, use nouns/pronouns to avoid repetition, create expanded noun phrases. 

My English targets are: 


I can compose and rehearse sentences orally before writing. 

Reading- I can read and retrieve information from a text.    

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.    
  • English Homework is set on a Tuesday and due in Friday.  Maths homework is set on Friday and due in on a Tuesday.
  • Spellings are given out on Fridays for a test the following Thursday.   
  • P.E is on Thursdays and Fridays this half term. Please remember tracksuits, tie up long hair and take out earrings or provide plasters.   

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


Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Email: postbox@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor