Year 4

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Class Teachers

Miss Cherid - 4C

Miss Krueziu - 4K

Miss Patel - 4P

Pe Days:

PE is on Friday, please ensure your child has their PE kit ready.

Book Bags:

Please ensure your child brings in thier book bags everyday.


Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.

Water Bottles:

Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.

Spring Term:



  • apostrophes to mark contracted forms in spelling
  • semi-colons,
  • paragraphs
  • apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession (eg. the girl’s name, the boys’ boots)
  • grammatical difference between plural and possessive
  • paragraphs


Long Burst:

  1. Letter writing
  2. 2 letters from opposing view

Key Features:

  • 1st person
  • Simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Questions for recipient
  • Address
  • Variety of salutations/sign off
  • Develop purpose of letter (through paragraphing)
  • Accurate use of tenses
  • Repetition for effect
  • Exaggeration for effect
  • Develop arguments for and against
  • Cohesive devices to link arguments


Below are the topics we will be covering during the spring term, if you would like your child to revise over these topics prior to the lesson, encourage your child to use IXL.

Spring 1

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Geometry: Position & Direction

Spring 2

  • Statistics
  • Measurement: Money
  • Four Operations in the context of money
  • Measurement: Time
  • Geometry: Properties of shapes

Cross Curricular

This term, year 4 will be travelling back in time to study the fascinating lives of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We will also be exploring the kingdom of Ancient Egypt in the second half of spring term.

Spring 1 : Anglo Saxons vs. Vikings

Here are some of the questions we will be exploring:

  • How did they change Britain?
  • How were they different to other previous civilizations?
  • Were the Vikings right to invade?
  • How do we know about what happened?

Spring 2 : The Ancient Egyptians

Here are some of the questions we will be exploring:

  • What did the Egyptians believe?
  • How did religion affect life in Ancient Egypt?
  • What did the Egyptians believe about death?
  • How do we know the Ancient Egyptians existed?
  • Why did Egyptians build tombs and pyramids?

The key skills we will be using are:

  • Understand and use abstract terms such as: AD, archaeology, artefact, century, change, conquest, invasion, peasant, settler
  • Understand historical concepts such as cause and consequence
  • Use historical concepts to make connections and frame historically valid questions
  • Understand how evidence is used to make historical claims (‘Stone Age was like this because…’)
  • Know and understand certain aspects of history such as expansion and dissolution of empires


Spring 1 : Sound

Key Skills

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear 
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases

Spring 2 : States of Matter

Key Skills

  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature


Year 4 - Fundamentals of Mathematics

Year 4 - Fundamentals of Reading

Year 4 - Fundamentals of Writing

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