Staff
The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Shufflebotham, Miss Lees, Mrs Swan, Miss Auer .
The teaching assistants are Miss Cooper, Miss Cockerell
Topic
We teach the subject areas through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 1 is I am Warrior!.
Long Term Plan for 20202021: Long Term Plan Year 4
Curriculum Letter for Term 1: Curriculum Letter Year 4 Term 1
Homework
Cornerstones Homework Term 1: Year 4 Term 1
Year Four English Statements for the Year 


Spoken Language  I can listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, nonfiction and reference books or textbooks 
Spoken Language  I can prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action 
Spoken Language  I can discuss words and increasingly complex phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination 
Spoken Language  I can ask reasoned questions to improve my understanding of a text 
Spoken Language  I can take part in in considered discussion about books that are read to me and those that I can read, taking turns and listening to what others say 
Spoken Language  I can make up and repeat sentences aloud (including conversations) increasing my vocabulary and my knowledge of sentence structure 
Spoken Language  I can read aloud my own writing, to a group or the whole class, using the tone and volume of my voice so that the meaning is clear 
Spoken Language  I can describe positions on a 2D grid using positive coordinates 
Spoken Language  I can describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down 
Spoken Language  I can ask relevant questions with reasoning and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them 
Spoken Language  I can make a clear and reasoned report on findings from scientific enquiries 
Spoken Language  I can use relevant scientific language to discuss my ideas with reasoning, and communicate findings in ways that are appropriate for different audiences 
Comprehension  I can show that I enjoy reading by reading a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, nonfiction and reference books or textbooks 
Comprehension  I can show that I enjoy reading by reading lots of different types of books and for different reasons 
Comprehension  I can use a dictionary to check the meaning of words 
Comprehension  I can read a wide range of books, fairy stories, myths and legends and retell some of them to others 
Comprehension  I can discuss words and phrases in the books that I read that excite me 
Comprehension  I can discuss different types of poetry e.g. free verse and narrative poetry 
Comprehension  I can check what I have read and that I have understood it by telling someone else what has happened 
Comprehension  I can ask questions about what I have read to help me understand a complicated text 
Comprehension  I can tell from what I have read how a character is feeling and thinking and why they take an action. I can show you the parts of the text that tell me this 
Comprehension  I can predict what will happen in a text using details I have already read to help me 
Comprehension  I can summarise what has happened in a text using themes from paragraphs to help me 
Comprehension  I can understand how the use of words in a text, how it is set out and its presentation add to its meaning 
Comprehension  I can find and record information from nonfiction texts over a wide range of subjects 
Comprehension  I can join in a clear reasoned discussion about the books and poems that I have read taking turns and listening to others 
Spelling  I can use the prefixes in, im, il, ir, sub, inter, super, anti, auto 
Spelling  I can understand and add the suffixes ation, ous 
Spelling  I can add endings which sound like ‘shun’ spelt tion, sion, ssion, cian <eg>invention, discussion, tension, magician</eg> 
Spelling  I can spell words ending with the ‘g’ sound spelt ‘gue’ and the ‘k’ sound spelt que <eg>rogue, tongue, antique, unique</eg> 
Spelling  I can spell words which sound the same but have different meanings: accept/except, affect/effect, ball/bawl, berry/bury, knot/not, medal/meddle, missed/mist, rain/rein/reign, scene/seen, weather/whether, whose/who’s 
Spelling  I can spell more complex words that are often misspelt <eg> caught, occasionally, interest </eg> 
Spelling  I can spell words with the ‘s’ sounds spelt ‘sc’ <eg>science, scene</eg> 
Spelling  I can use the possessive apostrophe correctly in words with regular plurals <eg>girls’, boys'</eg> and in words with irregular plurals <eg>children’s</eg> 
Spelling  I can use the first three or four letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary 
Spelling  I can write accurately sentences from memory, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far 
Handwriting  I can use some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes I need to join letters and know which letters, when they are next to one another, are best left unjoined 
Handwriting  I can write so that my letters are easy to read, all the same way up and the same size; my writing is spaced properly so that my letters don’t overlap 
Composition  I can plan and improve my writing by discussing examples from other writers that I like and looking at their use of sentence structure, use of words and grammar 
Composition  I can plan my writing by talking about the important parts to have in a story, poem, an explanation or nonfiction piece and I can redraft this work a number of times 
Composition  I can rewrite my work making improvements by saying the work out loud, using the best words I know and the best sentence structures I can 
Composition  I can use paragraphs to organise my writing so that blocks of text flow and ideas are grouped together 
Composition  I can draft and rewrite work that creates settings, characters and plots that excite the reader by using my best vocabulary and I can adapt my work depending on the audience 
Composition  I can organise my non narrative writing so that it has headings and sub headings 
Composition  I can assess my work and that of others and suggest improvements 
Composition  I can edit my work by changing the grammar to improve the way my work reads 
Composition  I can proof read my writing for spelling and use of punctuation 
Composition  I can read my work out to a group with confidence and make sure it sounds interesting, controlling the tone and volume so that its meaning is clear 
SPAG  I can explain the difference between the plural and possessive s 
SPAG  I can use the correct form of the verb inflection <eg> we were instead of we was </eg> 
SPAG  I can make my writing interesting by using adjectives and other descriptive methods 
SPAG  I can use an adverb phrase at the start of a sentence <eg>Later that day, I heard the bad news</eg> 
SPAG  I can use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme 
SPAG  I can use a mixture of pronouns and nouns in my writing to aid continuity and avoid words being repeated 
SPAG  I can use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech 
SPAG  I can use apostrophes to mark plural possession <eg>the girl’s name, the girls’ names</eg> 
SPAG  I can use commas after adverbials at the beginning of a sentence <eg> Later that day, we heard the good news </eg> 
SPAG  I can understand and use the following terms: Determiner. Pronoun, possessive pronoun. Adverbial 
Year Four Maths Statements for the Year  

Spoken Language  I can describe positions on a 2D grid using positive coordinates 
Spoken Language  I can describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down 
Spoken Language  I can ask relevant questions with reasoning and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them 
Spoken Language  I can make a clear and reasoned report on findings from scientific enquiries 
Spoken Language  I can use relevant scientific language to discuss my ideas with reasoning, and communicate findings in ways that are appropriate for different audiences 
Number and Place Value  I can count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 
Number and Place Value  I can find 1000 more or less than a given number 
Number and Place Value  I can count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers 
Number and Place Value  I can recognise the place value of each digit of a 4 digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and units) 
Number and Place Value  I can order and compare numbers beyond 1000 
Number and Place Value  I can identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including measures 
Number and Place Value  I can round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 
Number and Place Value  I can solve number and practical problems that involve large positive numbers 
Number and Place Value  I can read Roman numerals to 100 and know that the number system has changed to include 0 and place value 
Addition and Subtraction  I can use estimating and inverse operations to check my answers 
Addition and Subtraction  I can solve two step addition and subtraction problems using different methods and explain why I used them 
Addition and Subtraction  I can add numbers with up to four digits using formal column methods 
Addition and Subtraction  I can subtract numbers with up to four digits using formal column methods 
Multiplication and Division  I can recall times tables facts up to 12×12 
Multiplication and Division  I can use place value and number facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 1 and 0; dividing by 1; and multiplying together 3 numbers 
Multiplication and Division  I can use factor pairs in mental calculations 
Multiplication and Division  I can multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using a formal written method 
Multiplication and Division  I can solve problems involving multiplication and addition, including the distributive law such as 3x(12+14) = 3×12+3×14 
Fractions  I can recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions 
Fractions  I can count up and down in hundredths and know that dividing an object by 100 creates hundredths and by 10 creates tenths 
Fractions  I can solve problems involving fractions to calculate quantities and fractions to divide quantities 
Fractions  I can add and subtract fractions with the same denominator 
Fractions  I can find and write decimal equivalents using tenths and hundredths 
Fractions  I can find and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 
Fractions  I can divide one and two digit numbers by 10 and 100 and can explain the effect this has on place value 
Fractions  I can round decimals using tenths to the nearest whole number 
Fractions  I can compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places 
Fractions  I can solve simple money and measure problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places 
Measurement  I can convert different units of measurement. <eg>I can convert kilometres into metres or hours into minutes</eg> 
Measurement  I can measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure ( Including squares) in centimetres and metres 
Measurement  I can find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares 
Measurement  I can estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence 
Measurement  I can read, write and compare time between analogue and digital 12hour and 24hour clocks 
Measurement  I can solve problems where I need to convert units of time such as hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, years to months or weeks to days 
Properties of Shape  I can compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes 
Properties of Shape  I can identify acute and obtuse angles. I can compare and order angles up to two right angles by size 
Properties of Shape  I can identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations 
Properties of Shape  I can complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry 
Properties of Shape  I can recognise where angles are greater than two right angles. I know the term straight angle refers to two right angles together 
Properties of Shape  I can use line symmetry with two lines of symmetry 
Position and Direction  I can plot positions on a 2D grid as positive number coordinates 
Position and Direction  I can describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down 
Position and Direction  I can plot points I am given and draw sides to complete a given polygon 
Statistics  I can interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time charts 
Statistics  I can solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs 