Year 4

Teaching Team – Mr M. Ownsworth, Mrs G. Saxelby,
Mrs T. Gabbidon, Mrs C Lawton, Mrs G O’Shea, 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. Please discuss the text with your child, ask questions and sign the home school diary. 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.

Week Commencing Monday 22nd January 2018

English: We continue with our cross curricular Roman work by studying the arrival of Julius Caesar in Britain and the life of a Roman Centurion. Our focus skills will be: paragraphing, capital letters and full stops, conjunctions, spelling and handwriting. We will also introduce expanded nouns.

Homework:  We are really keen for the children to become fluent at their times tables and this means regular practise 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. Maths homework will be sent out on Friday 26th January.

MATHS: Our theme this week is Addition, Subtraction and Money. Please reinforce this with your child. Roman Numerals will continue to be taught..

SCIENCE: This term we are learning about Solids, Liquids and Gases. We will look at their properties and carry out simple experiments involving temperature.

PE:  Swimming continues for Mr. Ownsworth’s class on Monday mornings. Please make sure that your child has a warm coat, a swimming hat if they have long hair and jewellery is removed.

Please make sure your child has an indoor and outdoor PE kit. We shall be having gymnastics and outdoor lessons this week.

FRENCH: We will be singing songs and reading a simple poem about snowflakes.

MUSIC: We will continue with our recorder lessons and learn some Roman songs.

COMPUTING: We will be looking at the difference between data and information. We will be using data loggers to log differences it environmental conditions.

ART and DESIGN: Weaving in the style of the Celts will continue.

 Week commencing 29th January, we will be looking at how footwear is made. It would help if you can save an old shoe which your child could disassemble. We will also be designing and making a sandal in the style of the Romans, so if you have any of the following, please save them in readiness: small cardboard of varying thicknesses, shoe insoles, laces, buckles, toggles and leather scraps. We will be trying to create the layers that are underneath the sandal.


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
School Newsletter – Term 1 2017
School Newsletter – Term 1/2 2017
Year 4 Termly Curriculum Overview
PSHE Overview – Year 4
Year Group Expectations – Year 4
Years 3-4 Word List
Year 4 Parent Handbook
Year4 Newsletter Term 1
Year4 Newsletter Term 2


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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