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.

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.
  • An expectation 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.

Week commencing 21st January 2019:

English/ History:   We shall be continuing to explore life for the Celts through drama/ music and writing in role as Celts. We shall learn about life for Roman soldiers and describe their uniforms and skills.

Maths:  Maths will mostly be taught in sets for our number work. Shape, Measure and Data will be taught in classes. We shall be revising the four rules of number. We shall begin to learn about Roman Numerals.

P.E:  Swimming will continue for two weeks for Mr Ownsworth’s class, until our final session on Monday 28th January. Please provide your child with swimming costume / trunks, towel, coat and a swimming hat, if they have long hair. Earrings must be removed for lessons.

We shall be receiving dance lessons from a specialist every Thursday for the next half term on the theme of ‘The Romans’.

Science: We shall be continuing with our study of the function of our teeth in the process of digestion and how the type of teeth are suited to different animals in the food chain.

Computing: We shall develop our skills of presentation by word processing our research about Celtic Houses. We shall learn cropping skills.

French: We will use two different colours and a connective to describe an animal. We will also learn to express our opinion about the animal using: ‘j’adore‘ and ‘je désteste.’

Music: We shall be learning songs about the Romans and continuing to learn formal notation, as we play recorder pieces of increasing difficulty. We shall also use classical music to participate in drama about the Roman Invasion in Britain.

We would like to invite you to join us for our Roman Assembly for Parents on Wednesday 24th April at 9.15 a.m. in the school hall. Please make a note of this in your diary.

R.E:  This half term we shall have specialist instruction from the organisation called ‘Christians in Schools’,  who will guide the children through the Stockport R.E Syllabus.

PSHCE: We shall be using a book entitled ‘The Bag of Worries’. We shall discuss types of worries, how to recognise worries and how we might cope with our worries.

Design and Technology:

Please can you start collecting any materials that will help us later this term when we come to make Roman Sandals?  We are going to be looking at all the layers that go into shoe design. Any of these items would help your child when they come to make their shoes: Small pieces of thick and thin card for the outsoles, insoles, materials for the outside of the shoe and laces. Also newspaper would help when we make paper prototypes. We will let you know when it’s a good time to bring these into school. Thank you.

Homework for 18th January 2019: Please access the website ‘Discovery Education’, using the password sent home with your child by following this link :

Please complete the online activity. For each question on the screen, copy out the correct sentence in your neatest handwriting, using accurate spelling and punctuation.

Homework for 25th January: My Maths.

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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