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Welcome to Year 4

 Hello from Mrs Kettle, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Watkins and Mrs Scott. We are looking forward to a fabulous Year 4. 

General Information 



For this term P.E will be on Monday and Friday for class 4PT and Monday and Tuesday for Class 4H.



Each week the children will be set Maths, English/Topic and Spellings.

The children need to spend approximately 30 minutes on each subject per week.

We also kindly request that the children continue to practise their reading and their times tables each week. It would also be beneficial if the children are carrying out further research and reading based around our current topic.

Year 4 spelling test on Friday 12th May 2023


Here are the spellings to be tested on the 12th. There are 2 spelling groups. Children know if they are in the star spelling group. 4PT have their paper copy. 4H and any children absent on Friday do not have a paper copy in their spelling books. We have put them on here if you want to practise them before you get the paper copy for your spelling book on Tuesday 9th May.



Year 4 Multiplication Check

The DfE introduced a multiplication check test to check Year 4 children's fluency in their multiplication times tables. It will take place in school in June as part of our Year 4 curriculum.  The children will complete an on screen test to check their tables. They will have 6 seconds to answer each question. There will be 25 questions altogether.


To practise tables:

There are multiplication / tables games on our class page.

Children can use TT Rockstars.


The website below is the closest version of the June test - if children want to practise - click on the link below. Good luck!

Times tables practice 

World Book Day

World Book Day was a great success. We had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite characters. We shared our books too. here are some of our photos.

Sparks - Fire Education Visit

The Fire Service visited us to talk to us about fire safety. We learnt about the dangers of fire and smoke and how to stay safe. Here are some of our photos from the visit.

Botanical Gardens visit

During our visit, we visited the glasshouses. We moved through the tropical house and into the sub-tropical houses. In here, we were able to feel what it is really like in the rainforest. We were so surprised at how hot it was- we were sweating! In the tropical house, we explored lots of different plants and resources that come from the rainforest. In the sub-tropical house, we learnt about plants from many years ago-  it was slightly cooler, which we liked! After touring through the Mediterranean and Arid glasshouses, we met a rather chatty parrot in the aviary outside.


During the Rainforest Fun session, we had the opportunity to handle some rainforest resources, seeds and also handle some rainforest animals. At the end of our teaching session, we had the chance to meet and handle some of the rainforest animals including a land snail, hissing cockroach and a corn snake.

In the Sensational Science workshop, we explored the colour of plants leaves, strawberry DNA and saw a potato clock!

Look at our photos to see what a brilliant  time we had.



We also received a postcard after our visit commenting on the excellent behaviour and enthusiasm of our pupils. We have added it to our photo slideshow.

The Rainforest

Spring Term

During this term, Year 4 will be studying The Rainforest and Maya civilisation. For our stunning start, we boarded a flight to Manaus in Brazil aboard Straits Airlines. During the topic, we will learn about the geography of modern day Brazil and the Amazon Basin, looking at human and physical features and find out why the Amazon rainforest is so important.  We will also compare Brazil to the UK. Following this, our learning will move onto a historical focus where we will discover who the Maya were and how the Maya lived. 

Italian Adventure


Autumn Term

Our topic this term is called the 'Italian Adventure'.  Year 4 will be studying Italy and the Roman Empire. We will learn about the geography of modern day Italy and the continent of Europe, looking at human and physical features. We will compare Italy to the UK and study Italian regions in detail. Following this, our learning will move onto a historical focus. We will discover how the Roman Empire grew and study some famous people from this era. We will find out about the Roman army and understand the legacy left by these people.

Sir Teachalot Visit

History was brought to life in Year 4 on Thursday 8th December when we received a visit from Sir Teachalot. We joined the Roman army for the day learning about Roman discipline and the arms and armour of the Romans and Celts. We participated in a dramatic retelling of the story of Boudicca’s revolt and even took part on a drill with a sword and shield, following instructions in Latin. It was a fantastic day where our knowledge of the past was enhanced through exploring artefacts, drama, role play and dressing up.  

Children in Need


Today all of Key Stage 2 held stalls in their classrooms in order to raise money for Children in Need. Here are some pictures of our Year 4 stalls set up ready for the Key Stage 1 children to visit. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the children for all of their organisation and hard work. Also, we would like to thank our parents for all of their support with this fund raising event. As a year group, we managed to raise £342! Well done Year 4!



We have been learning how to create individual and partner balances in our gymnastic PE topic this term.  At the end of the unit we created sequences that included rolls, balances and turns and then performed these to our classmates. 


We have enjoyed researching Ancient Roman pottery as well as looking at modern day potters in our art lessons this term.  We then took inspiration from the potter Grayson Perry to create our own bright and colourful pots.  We used the coil technique to create our pots and then decorated them with our individual designs.  

Persuasive Broadcasts


In Year 4 we have started exploring the genre of persuasive writing. While practising how to use a persuasive style, we have been budding broadcasters creating a short radio advert. Take a look at a few of the pictures of us performing our broadcast below.

Science - Our Invertebrate Hunt

English Resources

Year 3/4 Spelling Resources

Maths Games