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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 2021-2022

We are very excited to welcome the children and families joining Year 4 back to school, and we hope you have all settled back in smoothly.

The Year 4 team have an exciting and enjoyable learning adventure planned and look forward to the many activities we have planned this year.

A typical Year 4 morning begins with all children reading in class. This is followed by the teaching of a range subjects including Topic, Science, English, Maths, Music, Handwriting and more. This varied timetable is in place to ensure children’s learning is as engaging as possible.


Fitness and health are also very important to us, and there will be two P.E. sessions per week, Our school P.E kits consist of black shorts or tracksuit pants and a red t-shirt with the school logo on it. Order forms are available on request from the school office, and for a small additional fee, you can have your child’s name printed on the back!

All Year 4 classes have their PE day on Monday and Tuesday.

Home Learning



Children in Y4 should be reading at home for 20-30 minutes each day. The children will bring home books within their AR levels and also books of their choosing from the school library, and we encourage them to share these with you at home. Once they have read the book, they will complete a quiz checking their understanding. We welcome comments from home in the children’s reading record, and these are checked regularly at school.

myON,  is an interactive reading program, and they can link their AR accounts so that they are reading books within their level. Log-in details are the same as their AR ones and can be found in their reading records.


Times Tables Rock stars, is a fun and engaging  way for the children to practise and challenge themselves as was well as their peers with their multiplication and division facts. Children's logins can be found in their reading record but can be given to parents too on request.

We encourage children to learn their times tables at home. It is an expectation that they know, and can confidently recite their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year. This is also the first year children in Year 4 will sit the national Times Tables Test, (a new government assessment) so it is extremely important they practice as much as possible.

Curriculum Links

We want to encourage children to be independent learners and therefore invite our students to  complete their own research on the theme/topic being focussed on in class. Curriculum maps which show themes/topics will be available for each half term on the school website, or alternatively we can provide hard copies for you. Children can  complete  projects linked to their learning, if they so choose to. These can be in any form the child wishes e.g. models, presentations, paintings etc.

The topics we will be exploring this year include:

· Machines

· Ancient Egypt

· Anglo-Saxons

· Brazil

· Expressionism, and

· Comparing a UK and EU locality

If you have any further questions about Year 4, please do not hesitate to ask!