Year 4

Hello and welcome to Year 4!

In 4J Mrs Harrington and Mrs Durkin are the class teachers. In 4A Mrs Bishop is the class teacher.  Mrs Drozd, Ms Bute, Ms Irvine and Ms Katangole are the class teaching assistants and support children across the Year group.

Year 4 is an exciting year! We study interesting topics such as The Romans, The Anglo Saxons and Electricity. We will go on some great trips and have swimming lessons too! We have high expectations of the children in Year 4 and expect a positive attitude to learning at all times.  

Learning in Year 4 – Autumn Term

In Maths, this term we will be looking at Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We will continue using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach.  It is beneficial for your learning if you use the same methods when working at home. We will also focus on problem solving throughout the year, the use of word problems will encourage your children to use high-order thinking techniques and applied skills in their work.  We will continue to learn about the different types of problem solving skills, which give children tools for problem solving.

In English, we will be using a text-based approach to engage the children with reading and writing. As the class reads the text, we will explore vocabulary, language, imagery and literary techniques. We study the grammar used and the children apply this in their own creative writing. Our first text will be Escape from Pompeii.

In RE, we will be studying our first topic called ‘Beginning with God’. Our aims in RE is to strengthen our relationship with God through prayer, scripture and collective acts of worship.

In Science, we will be learning about healthy eating, teeth and the digestive system.

In Topic, we will learn about The Romans and the impact they had on Britain.

Reading Records

We encourage the children to read daily and take some responsibility for commenting on what they have read in their reading records but do ask that you sign it. Please listen to your child read as well as reading to your child. It is important to discuss the books they are reading by asking relevant questions. Each child will be given a reading day when their reading record should be brought to school to be checked by an adult. Each child will also have the opportunity to read in class on their reading record day.


Homework will be posted on Teams on Fridays and is due in on Tuesdays.  On your homework you will find a range of maths, English and spelling activities. There will also be answers provided- please complete your work before looking!

A typical day in Year 4

In line with current DFE guidelines, pupils will be asked to sanitise or wash their hands when they enter school and frequently throughout the school day.

8:50 Drop off at the KS2 gates

9:00 Assembly

9.30-10.30 – Maths lessons

10.30 – 10.50 – Playtime- children can bring in a healthy snack.

10-50-11.30 – Handwriting/Spelling/Guided Reading

11.30-12.30 – English lessons

12.30 – 1.25 Lunchtime

1.25- 3.20 – RE/Topic/Science lessons

3.20 - Home time

Key Days

Monday – Art with Mrs Narduzzo

Wednesday- P.E. with Non Stop Action and Music

Friday - Library

If you have any questions about Year Four, please do get in touch with our Year Four team.

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