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Year 4

Year 4 Class 

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher: Mr Spencer

Classroom support: Mrs Fenton

Class Saint

Our Class Saint is Saint Matthew and this day is celebrated on Monday 23rd September 

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In our RE lessons, we will be reminding ourselves of the story of Easter and the build up to this with Lent and Holy week.

We will think about how Lent is an important time for Catholics to make changes and think how they can become better people;

living as Jesus would want them to.

Science Topic 

Class 4 will explore in Spring 2 Sound

In Science, Children will explore sound and explain how it is made.

We will be specifically considering what a world without sound might be like and think carefully about how sound is produced, recorded and relayed between objects and sound receptors.

History and Geography

Spring 2

This term, we will be furthering our knowledge in Geography. Specifically we will be exploring how crucial the waterways of our planet are to towns cities and settlements throughout the world.

We shall focus on the River Nile as a case study (following on from our work in History) and consider what might happen to settlements along the Nile and Nile Delta if the water way unexpectedly dried up.



Spring 2

Following on from our Hieroglyphics work last half term, we will be exploring the different watercraft that have been used on the River Nile.

We shall be exploring the various water-going craft from around the world, and what features make a successful boat.

After this we will be planning and ultimately creating our own vessel and then testing it out to see if we are successful ship builders!



Spring 2

Are we ever safe online? This half term we will be considering what an amazing resource the internet can be whilst considering how we can stay safe online, by identify key risks and dangers of being active online and coming up with ways I which we can avoid these risks where possible.



Spring 2

In French, we will be exploring how we can both compose and translate written French text to express a routine.

Children will continue to develop their French skills and will be provided with further opportunities to practise both their spoken and their written French.

Class Texts


Autumn 1 Journey to Jo'burg, Beverley Naidoo


Autumn 2 Voices in the Park, Anthony Browne


Spring 1 Charlotte's Webb, E. B White


Spring 2  Why the Whales came, Michael Morpurgo

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Homework/Reading Expectations

Daily Maths and Literacy set each day

Two pieces of homework (Maths or English plus one foundation subject) will be handed out on a Thursday

and should be completed and handed in on the following Monday.

Spellings and Times tables are tested on a Friday.


Focus for Spring 2 Maths Revisiting different methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and to become secure in  knowledge of shape, position and direction.  

Children should be able to rapidly recall all times tables (up to 12x12); please support your child in practising these at home. We will continue to test these weekly through our Maths challenges.

Focus for Spring 2 English Y4 will b using the class text  during reading lessons to raise awareness of the wider contextual implications of the narrative. Y4 will be writing poetry using language from the text.

P.E./Swimming – day & kit required

In Spring 2, Year 4 will be working with Mr Sigley on a Monday morning.

Please ensure that children bring the appropriate P.E. kit to school for this.

School T Shirt, shorts, pumps, trainers are not to be worn indoors.

Ideally children are to keep PE kit in school Monday-Friday. Please ensure your child's kit is clearly labelled with their name. Thank you


Music lessons will again be taught by our specialist music teacher Mrs Amison each Wednesday.

We will continue to play the recorders in lesson time and also Y4 have the opportunity to participate in a Recorder after school club Wednesdays 3.15-4.15pm

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Thursday 27th February – Times tables information evening.

Tuesday 3th March – Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 4th March – Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 25th March – Year 4 Mass

Topic Day - September

Topic Day - September 1

Recent Trips/Workshops