Year 4 2018 - 2019

Mrs Taylor


Autumn Term 2018


Our topics this term is ‘Sparks Might Fly’.  We will be reading, un-picking and studying two fantastic books: ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach’.  So far, we have built character profiles and written letters, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at Diary entries.



We are also looking forward to reading ‘Until We met Dudley’ alongside the Wallace & Gromit – Cracking Contraptions Manual, as the children will be creating their own inventions and providing instructions on how to operate them. I’m sure they will have some amazing ideas!


In our maths classes we have been focusing on Place Value and some of our ‘Mathletics’ lessons have even taken place in the Hall.  Watch out for Twitter as you often see the children in action.

















I have given all the children a ‘Times Tables Booklet’ and we have been having regular tests.  The children have been enjoying doing the Times Tables to ‘BBC Sport Supermovers’. I would really encourage you to help them learn these as they form the foundations to so many aspects of maths.  We are recapping them all and offering greater depth questioning to those children who are excelling at them.

Spanish is taught on Monday mornings and the children have been enjoying dressing up as Aliens and creating their own creatures!

PE takes place every Wednesday and Friday so please ensure all kits are in school ready for the lessons. We continue to benefit from working alongside the School Sports Partnerships and actively encourage this very important aspect of the curriculum.


Every Friday the children will be set either MyMaths; with Time Tables, or some English written work.  They have their own homework books so please ensure they are back in school, completed, so we can go through the homework as a class.

Spellings tests are every Tuesday, so please continue to encourage your child to practice regularly; during the week, at home.

Thanks so much for you continued support in your child’s learning journey we really do appreciate all your help.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

Mrs Taylor



Spring Term 2018


Our theme this half term is, ‘The Art of Food.’ We will be focusing on the Digestive System and Teeth in Science, Still Life in Art and Design and will also be making topic links with Music and Computing. Please continue to encourage your child to read regularly, either their school reading book, library book or reading online by accessing Bug Club at Login details were sent home with your child before Christmas and we can see that many children are engaging well with this fantastic resource.


Autumn Term 2017


We have had a great start to our year in Year 4! We are particularly enjoying reading James and the Giant peach as part of our whole class reading sessions and have had some imaginative ideas about what might happen next in the story.

We are also learning about Electricity in Science and where it can be found in the home. Electrical safety is an important part of this. Look out for our safety posters over the next couple of weeks!







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