Welcome to Year 4’s homepage!

Year 4 is an exciting year in which the children will continue to develop their independence in learning, both at home and school. We will focus on a variety of history topics across the year such as Ancient Greece, the Romans, and Shakespearean London, as well as celebrating Black History Month. Year 4 will also learn about the rivers, earthquakes, and volcanoes in geography lessons. In science, we will investigate living things and their habitats, humans, sounds, electricity and states of matter. 

We will also have a big focus on times tables in Year 4!  The children will work on improving their fluency and confidence in recalling multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.  Please help them to practise these at home.

Please remember to sign your child’s reading record at least 3 times a week to show that they are reading at home. Reading records will need to be brought in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so they can be checked. Homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Thank you for your support with reading and learning at home. 

Have a look at our class blog to see what we have been learning.

Year Four Team!

Class Teacher: Ms Risby
Teaching Assistant:  Ms Bergin and Ms Gashi

Timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading folder to be brought in. 

PE kit to be worn into school.

PE kit to be worn into school.

Reading folder to be brought in.

Homework due in.

Instruments and music folders brought in for class band.

Reading folder to be brought in.

Spelling test

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 4’s topic is Ancient Greece. 

We will be writing letters and adventure narratives with Ancient Greek settings, inspired by Greek Myths. We will also write newspaper reports about the tragedy of King Aegeus’ death. 

In history, we will be using a range of sources and artefacts to build a broader picture of the Ancient Greece, its impact on Britain and continued legacy and influence today. For the last two weeks, we will be studying the legacy of the Empire Windrush as part of our Black History Month focus, and in art we will study and celebrate the work of black artists.

In maths, we will revise our understanding of place value, building on the 3-digit numbers we worked on in Year 3 to learn about 4-digit numbers. We will represent 4-digit numbers in different ways, partition them, order and compare them. We will also practise key skills such as rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 and learn Roman Numerals. We will also develop our understanding of addition and subtraction, using both mental and written methods.

In science, our focus is ‘Living things and their habitats’.  We will be identifying and classifying a variety of living things in our local and wider environment.