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We are looking forward to sharing some interesting fiction and non-fiction texts during this spring term. Here is an introduction to the books we will be studying together:

Stone Age Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Kitamura, Satoshi, Kitamura, Satoshi:  9781406312195: Books

The Silence Seeker - Jungle.lk

The children will be busy innovating their own stories, describing settings and characters, writing diary entries, explanations and creating dialogue. 

We will also be working on the following:

  • Spelling lessons four times a week
  • Weekly spellings, grammar, comprehension and whole class reading tasks using the reciprocal reading approach

Reading Eggs in class and at home

English 5


In Year 4 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 

The children also have access to TTrockstars and Numbots to support their Maths progression through app and online resources. 

This term Year 4 will focus on the following topics:

This term Year 4 will focus on the following topics:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Length and perimeter
  • Fractions 
  • Decimals
Maths 1


Animals including humans

The children will learn to:

  • describe the functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans 
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • Constrcut and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

States of Matter

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  • 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
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature


As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and alongside collective worship is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values.                                                             

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work is:

Are all churches the same? 

  • To have an understanding of the Christian church in its widest sense. 
  • To know that Christianity is a multi-cultural worldwide faith. 
  • To see the similarities and differences between Christian denominations and to develop further their understanding of symbolism.   
  • To further develop their knowledge and understanding of sacred places of worship across world faiths. 

​Easter - a story of betrayal and trust

  • To have the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of power and the effect of betrayal, trust and forgiveness.  
  • To deepen their understanding of the concept of salvation. File:"Cross" 5.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
  • To focus on the significance of the incidents of betrayal and trust in the Easter story. 




Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy!

Don't Hold On To What's Wrong!

Extra Resources - HeartSmart TV


How do people choose where to live?

Here are some of the questions we will explore?

  • What did early settlers need? 
  • What are the important features of a settlement?  
  • Why do settlers choose specific places? 
  • What are the types of land use in the Northwest of England? 
  • What facilities are there in my local area?  
  • How can I record these facilities?  
  • How can I present and analyse information about local facilities? 

The children will learn to:

  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography
  • name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics


What were the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians? 

Here are the questions we will find answers to as we learn together:

  • When was Ancient Egypt and how long did it last for?  
  • Why was the river Nile important to the Egyptians? 
  • How did the agricultural advances support the civilisation?  
  • What was the importance of the afterlife in Egyptian society?  


Connecting Computers

Here are some of the qustions we will explore together:

  • How does a digital device work?
  • What parts make up a digital device?
  • How do digital devices help us?
  • How am I connected? How are computers connected?
  • What does our school network look like?

The children will learn to:

  • Explain how digital devices work
  • Identify inputs and outputs
  • Recognise how devices change the way we work
  • Explain how a network can be used to store information
  • Explore how digital devices can be connected
  • Recognise the physical components of a network


  • Drawing: Growing artists
  • Painting and mixed media: Prehistoric painting

    Sculpture and 3D: Abstract shape and space


Mechanical systems: Pneumatic toys

Cooking and nutrition: Cooking seasonally

Textiles: Egyptian collar

MFL - French

Animals I like and don't like

Epiphany celebrations

Animals around us

Carnival and Playground Games

Easter celebrations





  • Ukulele and Taiko sessions


Real PE


Invasion games

PE will take place each Monday for Stockholm .

We are requesting that on their PE day children come to school dressed for PE with appropriate outdoor PE kit. 

Please refer to the school prospectus for PE kit details:  School prospectus

Forest School

Children will be completing outdoor learning activities planned and lead by our Forest School leader Mrs Minshull.

Please refer to the school prospectus for more details : School prospectus


How can you support?

Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please try and read every day ( 5 times a week) and remember to record this in the reding record each time . 

Your child's Reading Eggs password is on the login information card provided.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask one of us.

 Don't forget, Reading Eggs will count as a read and make sure you record any additional books you read at home together! Let's get reading!

Spelling - Spelling will be brought home each Friday for the children to practise their spelling at home as they are being taught during the week. The children will bring home a list of key spelling strategies that they can use to support them to learn and remember their spellings.


Research shows that completing maths activities little and often is the best way to retain recall skills.  

Here are some of the maths activities you can access online.


Num-Bots: This program develops automatic recall and conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction through games.  


TT Rockstars: This is an online multiplication recall program accessible for all learners.

Key Information

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe.

Our PE day is Monday. On this day we come into school in our PE kit ready for our PE sessions.

Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening.


Homework projects will be shared each term by the class teachers. These opportunities are for you to share in your child’s learning about the world around them through history, geography, science and the arts. Please support your children in completing these projects.  


Teacher - Mrs Thomas 

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Dedman, Mrs Piazza  and Mrs Murphy

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