Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 4


Dear Parents/Carers,


As we enter our final term in Year 4, I am once again writing to you to outline this terms learning aims.

TRIPS: 22nd May – British museum (preliminary date). 7th June –  Stubber’s outdoor and adventurous day.

Our topic is ‘Ancient Egypt’, we will be covering this topic across the curriculum and through research at home and during our trip to the British Museum.


This term we will continue to cover a wide range of reading, writing and grammar skills through a variety of genres, including:

  • Fiction: play, poetry, stories – with imagery worlds and moral dilemmas,
  • Non-fiction: persuasive writing and newspaper reports.

The children will continue to learn a text in each style as well as writing in each particular style.


During our maths lesson we will continue to look at problem solving and reasoning using a range of maths skill including: Number – Place value, adding, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions including decimals. Measurement – Calculating perimeter and area, time. Geometry- position, direction and properties of shape and statistics.


We will start by completing our topic on living things and their habitat. This will link to our final topic; the human body. During this topic we will be learning about food chains, teeth and the digestive system. We will be working scientifically throughout each unit, including: planning fair tests, making observations, recording and comparing results and drawing simple conclusion about their findings.


As well as our focus on the core values and code of conduct we will study what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today.


During our music lessons the children will have the chance to compare, create and perform a variety of music styles.


The main focus for this term will be creating spreadsheets.

 Art and DT:

Our art and DT will be linked to our topic, Ancient Egypt. In art we will be making use of sketch books to record ideas and observations as we study Egyptian sculptures and hieroglyphics. In DT we shall be evaluating, designing and construction our own pyramids.

History and Geography:

Throughout the term we shall be learning about the life, death and religion of the Ancient Egyptians. We will also be looking at the importance of rivers and their features, again linking this into our topic.

Physical Education:

Athletics- running, jumping for distance and height, throwing.

Striking and fielding games.

Swimming – The children will be swimming once a week as part of their continued development in this area. Please ensure your children have their swimming kit, a snack for when they return and are in prompt in the morning as we aim to leave by 8:55.

Athletics will take place on a Monday.

Swimming will take place on Friday


(Please make sure kits are in school every day as P.E days can occasionally change. All jewellery must be removed for P.E sessions.)



The children have previously enjoyed completing more practical homework tasks and sharing their work in different ways. As such, this term, each week the children have the opportunity to choose one of the Egyptian tasks to complete. Children will be presenting their work in a number of ways and will have the chance to present them to the class on a Wednesday morning.

Below you will find when your child’s homework is due to be handed in. Homework will usually be given out on a Friday.


Reading Records will be checked- (Minimum of 3 reads to an adult each week) Even if your child is a fluent and expressive reader, it is important to ask questions and discuss the texts they read in detail. Questions can be found in their reading records.)

Ancient Egyptian research

Maths: A homework task based upon the week learning to consolidate or extend their learning


Spelling homework – Spelling will be sent home to learn over a two week period.

Week 1 – Look, cover, write, check and an activity will be given to complete

Week 2 – Look, cover, write check and definitions to be written.


 Thank you in advance for your support!


Teacher: Miss Castle                                                       LSA: Mrs Mansfield