Arundel CofE Primary School

Year 4 - Phoenix Class



Miss W Ridout  



Mr J Cumming

with one of team of Enhanced Teaching Assistants:- 
Mrs B Burchell Miss C Richardson
Mrs S Swain Miss J Zarins

Summer Term 2024


Welcome to the Summer term.

 We are really looking forward to our exciting learning in Year 4 this term.

Thank you for your support.


Homework in Phoenix class

Homework will either be set on Google class or a paper copy will be sent home with your child on a Monday. Homework is due by the following Monday. Please also help your child at home by encouraging them to read as often as possible and by helping them to learn/retain their times tables. 

Please encourage your child to talk about their homework and what they have been learning about in class. 


Our text is 'My friend Walter' by Michael Morpurgo.

We will be developing our descriptive writing, prediction and inferencing skills and determining what make a good diary entry.

We will be using Accelerated Reader to help us hone our reading skills and continue to use Doodlespell.


Using Power Maths as the basis of our coverage this term, we will enjoy working with money and time, using decimals, considering statistics and having fun with geometry.


The children will be learning about electricity.

They will create circuits and be able to record these in their books, using the correct symbols and notation. 

We will investigate conductivity and research conductors and insulators, identifying common appliances that use electricity and these concepts.

 Religious Education

The children will develop their understanding of Christianity, considering 'What kind of world did Jesus want?'

Physical Education (PE)

PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays.

Thursday the children will be swimming at Arundel Lido and on Friday they will be practising a range of athletics skills,

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school every Monday for the whole week as lessons may change.


We will be investigating the Tudors and Victorians.

We will discuss did Tudors just have banquets and fun?  and what made Queen Elizabeth I a powerful monarch?  Our linking text is called 'My friend Walter'.


Our key line of enquiry is 'What are rivers and how are they used?'

  • How rivers are formed and the journey of a river from its source to the sea.
  • The route of a major river and the features and settlements along its length.
  • How human activity effects rivers  and how different features of the river effect  people who live close to and who use the river for different reasons.

Design and Technology

Children designing, creating and building their own Slingshot Cars as part of our topic on Mechanical systems. 


Our themes this term are 'Relationships' and 'Changing me' which will create lots of discussion and opportunities to find out more about ourselves and our behaviours. 


More information on this term's topic can be found in our curriculum booklet .

The curriculum overview for the school year is contained within our curriculum document.

Follow our guidance to help your child with maths.

End of year expectations for year 4 children.