Year 4

Teaching Team – Mr M. Ownsworth, Mrs G. Saxelby
Mrs B. Duffy, Mrs H Pollitt

Welcome to our Year 4 web page – we hope you find all the information you require here.

If you were unable to attend the recent ‘ Meet the Teacher Evening’, most of the information can be found in the ‘ Year 4 Parent Handbook’. Your child will have received this as a paper copy in their clear plastic wallets on their first day in Year 4. An electronic copy is also available at the bottom of this page.

We also showed parents this web page and explained that it is usually updated by midday every Tuesday.

Weekly activities to support your child’s learning:

  • Daily reading. Daily reading is invaluable to your child’s education. Please discuss the text with your child, ask questions and sign the home school diary every day, indicating any pages you have read. The book bag must come into school each day.
  • New spellings will go into the home school diaries on Tuesdays to be tested the following Tuesday. Please try and learn a few words with your child each night.
  • Additionally, please try and learn a few words each week from the Year 3/4 word list found at the bottom of this web page.
  • A requirement by the end of Year 4, is for each child to know their times tables up to 12 x 12. Please try to work on a few facts each night.

On- Going Homework:  

We are really keen for the children to become fluent at their times tables and this means regular practice at home and at school. Therefore, we have put some links to multiplication games onto our school website on the Year 4 page, which we would like the children to play in order to increase their fluency. 

By the end of Year 4, national expectations are that children know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can spell the 100 words from the Lower Junior List. Additionally, any work on telling the time would be helpful, as well as Maths in context such as measuring.

Spelling: We have been assessing your child’s spelling this week. Your child will be receiving their personalised weekly spelling words ( they will be glued into your child’s purple ‘Home- School Diary’). Please use the colourful ideas sheet from your child’s reading packet to help your child learn their personalised spellings in a fun way. They will be tested on the words a week later on a Tuesday.

English: We shall be using our knowledge of Greek Myths to write our own versions with plenty of imaginary monsters!

Week commencing 29th October 2018:

School re- commences for the children on Wednesday 31st October.

English: We shall be focusing on SPAG ( Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) skills this week. . Homework will be sent out based on these skills on Friday 2nd November, to be completed by Wednesday 7th November.

Maths:  Maths will mostly be taught in sets for our number work. Shape, Measure and Data will be taught in classes. Work will be differentiated to meet the needs of your child. We shall be continuing with the skills of subtraction.

Music: We shall be continuing to learn to read formal music notation of the notes B and A and to play tunes with varied rhythms. 

P.E: Indoor PE will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Outdoor PE will take place on Thursday afternoons. The outdoor theme is OAA ( Outdoor Adventurous Activities). We shall be solving problems through a form of orienteering.

Swimming will continue on Mondays for Mrs Saxelby’s class for eight sessions in total. Sessions for Mrs Saxelby’s class will finish on Monday 12th November. No sessions on October 22nd and October 29th, as the children are on half term holiday).

Please provide your child with swimming costume / trunks, towel, coat and a swimming hat, if they have long hair. If you can help to escort pupils to the baths, please let Mrs Saxelby know.

Mr Ownsworth’s class will commence their swimming lessons on Monday 19th November.

Homework:  Thank you very much for the lovely leaf homework. Your child will receive paper homework on Friday 2nd November related to SPAG skills. Please complete and return by Wednesday 7th November.

French:  We shall be revising the names of colours and putting these colours into sentences.

R.E: Our topic is based on the question, ‘What do different people believe about God?’. This week, we will ask ourselves, ‘What do Muslims believe about the Holy Quran?’

We are always happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Curriculum Links & Documents
Year 4 Termly Curriculum Overview
PSHE Overview – Year 4
Year Group Expectations – Year 4
Years 3-4 Word List
Year 4 Parent Handbook


Useful External Links & Resources

My Maths - This Week's Homework

My Maths – This Week’s Homework

Number Twins

Number Twins Game

Splat Square

Splat Square – Multiplication Pattern

Double and Halve

Doubling and Halving

Power Lines

Power Lines – Maths

First News

First News – Young People’s Newspaper

Hit the Button - Mental Maths

Hit the Button – Mental Maths


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