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Year 4

Teacher : Mrs Thompson

TA:  Mrs Waller

News from Year 4


Welcome to the Spring Term! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. This term the students will have many opportunities to explore some new and exciting content. Here is a brief overview:


For homework this term, students will receive their homework and spelling words on a Wednesday. This will be due back completed by the following Tuesday. They will also be tested on their spelling words on a Wednesday. Students are expected to do their home reader each week and will need at least 3 signatures from someone who has listened to them read at home. It is the student’s responsibility to change their home reader either before school, at play time or at lunch time.


This term year 4 students will explore ‘What is the world’s most incredible sport.’ Using different resources, they will discover information about different sports and answer the big question by writing a newspaper report.


In Maths we will continue to work through the new Maths Essentials by Hertfordshire for Learning,


For science this term, students will be learning about electricity and sound. They will have opportunities to do their own experiments to answer enquiry questions about these topics.


Students will be working with a coding program – scratch. They will learn how to create their own simple game by coding. In the second half of the term, students will look at creating a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


The students will be learning about what it takes to belong, with a main focus that each student belongs in the year 4 clas room. They will learn about the importance of sharing food and Easter.


Students will have Swimming on Tuesday and  Game on Thursday’s. Please ensure your child has the correct kit.

Topic/ Art:

This term, students will be learning about the Ancient Romans and the effect that they had on Britain when they first came here. The students will have the chance to develop their knowledge in this area as well as making some of their own Roman art.


Students will be learning the Ukulele for the first half of term, then exploring Mumma Mia – Pop!


 In Spanish, students will be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, with a focus on the days of the week and months of the year. They will learn about the weather as well.


Mrs Thompson

In Year 4 we learn to:







  • Give a personal point of view on a text.
  • Re-explain a text with confidence.
  • Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.
  • Use appropriate voices for characters within a story.
  • Recognise apostrophe of possession (plural)
  • Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.
  • Explain why a writer has used different sentence types or a particular word order and the effect it has created.
  • Skim & scan to locate information and/or answer a question.

Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson






  • Vary sentence structure, using different openers.
  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).
  • Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.
  • Use fronted adverbials.
  • Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).
  • Use apostrophe for plural possession.
  • Use commas to mark clauses.
  • Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.
  • Use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme.
  • Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.




  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100.
  • Find 1,000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts all tables to 12 x12.
  • Recognise place value of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.
  • Round decimals with 1decimal place to nearest whole number.
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4-digits, using written column method.
  • Multiply:

o   2-digit by 1-digit

o   3-digit by 1-digit

  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Recognise and write equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.




PE                          Children will need both indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times as PE may vary throughout the year



    MUSIC                        Autumn & Spring I – Ukulele


 HOMEWORK                 One piece of homework will be given to the children to recap on the week’s work or to prepare them for the week  ahead.   Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and is expected to be handed in on the following Monday.In addition to this, children are expected to learn and practice their times tables as often as possible


SPELLINGS                    Spellings will be taught within the weekly timetable. At times spelling homework will be sent home. This could be in the form of a list of words to learn for a test, a list of words to find the meaning of or other relevant activities.