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!  Over the year, 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 on Times Tables Rock stars.

Please make sure that children are reading every day at home. Reading records will need to be brought in on Monday and Thursday so they can be checked. All records must be returned on those dates with a comment in the log books. 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 Hall







Reading folder to be brought in. Homework due in.

PE to be worn to school.

Reading folder to be brought in.

Instruments and music folders brought in for class band.

Spelling test

Homework given out.

Spring 2

This term, Year 4 will read ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit and use this to inspire their writing in  setting descriptions, a diary entry, a newspaper report and instructions. This book links with our exciting history topic: the Romans. In history, they will explore daily life in Roman times and learn about the mighty Roman Army.

In maths, we will consolidate our learning of multiplication and division before moving on to claculatuing perimeter. After this, we will begin to tackle fractions.

Our science topic this term is electricity. We will explore making our own circuits and working out how to make bulbs, buzzers and motors work.

Spring 1

This term, we will be exploring the story of ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We will write free verse poems, instructions and defeating the monster narratives.

In maths we will continue to develop our multiplication and division skills. We will also explore multiplying 3 numbers together, written and informal methods for multiplication and efficient multiplication.

Out science topic this term is ‘How are sounds made’. Year 4 will be learning about sound vibration, pitch and volume by carrying out comparative tests, recording results and drawing conclusions.

Our geography topic this term is ‘Rivers and the Water Cycle’. We will follow the journey of a single drop of rain water as it travels to the seas and oceans. We we also understand how water goes round and round in the water cycle.

Our science topic this term is states of matter. Through practical enquiry and observation, Year 4 will develop their understanding of different states and their properties.

Autumn 2

This half term, Year 4 will be writing diary entries, narratives and letters inspired by The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. We will explore the language and tone used in the book, by author Kate DiCamillo, to support our own writing style.

In maths, we will be start by consolidating addition and subtraction before moving onto length and measure, where we will explore area, shape and measure. At the end of Autumn term, we will further develop our knowledge of multiplication and division.

In science, Year 4 will be investigating human’s teeth and the digestive system.

In geography, we will be learning about the Americas and drawing comparisons between South and North American regions. We will also develop our map reading and compass skills.

We have started our rehearsals for Christmas production so we will also be busy with singing, dancing and acting this term!

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 4 will write emotional letters and adventure narratives with Ancient Greek settings, inspired by The Adventures of Odysseus. We will explore how to capture our reader’s attention and choose ambitious language for effect.

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.

This half term, Year 4’s history topic is Ancient Greeks and we will be answering the big question: How did the Ancient Greeks shape our modern democracy? 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.

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