Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Capel

Mrs Crompton

Deputy Head

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                                                                   Hello and Welcome to Year 4!

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We hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas break and are ready to continue the school year together. 

Mrs Crompton will teach Year 4 on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Capel will teach Year 4 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

We will alternate on Thursday afternoons for PPA time (planning, preparation and assessment time).

We have so many exciting topics this half term and we are very excited to get started!

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What we are learning this half term:

Our Christian value is: Respect.

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In Year 4, we love reading books and our current class reader is The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman. It is a fantasy book filled with cliff hangers and suspense about a girl on an adventure.

In English lessons we will be reading an science fiction story called 'Bob, the Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram. We will write our own science fiction stories and then go on to write an explanation on how to operate a moon buggy!



This half term we will continuing our work on multiplication and division. We will learn about factor pairs (e.g. factor pairs of 12: 12 & 1, 2 & 6, 3 & 4.)

We will also x and ÷ 2-digit numbers, including 10 and 100, to create a decimal.

We will also use our known facts to solve other calculations e.g. 4x4 =16, 4x40 =160, 4x400 =1600.

We will then move on to work on perimeter and fractions (mixed numbers and equivalent fractions).

Times tables are a big focus in Year 4, as all children are expected to recall all multiplication and divsion facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of the year. We would appreciate your help and support at home to practise these targets.


Our theme for this half term is: 


Geography: Volcanoes

Art: Volcano Art and Sculpture

Science: Electricity

RE: Why are festivals important to Jewish families?

PSHE: Too much selfie isn't healthy!

Computing: Writing for different audiences

Music: Stop!

French: Going Shopping

PE: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Indoor kit: plain yellow t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

Outdoor kit: plain yellow t-shirt, jogging bottoms and trainers.


Remember to have the correct P.E kit in school all half term, as it will be sent home at each holiday to be washed. Long hair must be tied back for P.E lessons. If your child wears trainers with laces, please practise tying laces before bringing them into school - thank you very much.


Homework will be set weekly, consisting of short English and Maths tasks, consolidating the children's work in class that week. Homework will be set on Fridays and handed in on Wednesdays.

Spellings will be set on a Monday to be tested on the following Monday.


Please have your reading folder in school every day. It is important that you read at home at least three times per week and have your reading record signed. Adults in school try to read with children once per week. It is very important that children are reading at home in order to progress.



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  • Freddy Fit on the 12th January
  • Making our own volcanoes and erupting them outside on the grass!
  • Constructing electric circuits in Science.
  • Class rewards when we earn enough rocket fuel for a treat!


Useful Websites

  • BBC Bitesize - A primary school resource for children studying Key Stage 2 Maths, English and Science, featuring game activities and tests.

  • Thinkuknow - If you are 7, 8, 9 or 10, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. Take a look at this website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.

  • Times Table Rock Stars- this fantastic app aims to help the children become more fluent with recalling their multiplication facts, which is especially important due to the multiplication check at the end of Year 4. Children all have log in details and work is set by the teacher. Please see us if you are experiencing any difficulties.

  • Topmarks Daily Ten- short maths activities that the children in Year 4 should be familiar with.




Files to Download

Year 4: Gallery items

Rainforest Day!, by Mrs Capel

Year 4 Trioramas, by Mrs Capel

Freddy Fit, by Mrs Capel

Year 4: Calendar items

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