Year 4

Year 4 will be part of ‘Asia’ and have the following names: Bangladesh (Mr Bahoken’s class), Mongolia (Ms. Griffiths’ class) and Cambodia (Ms. Trans class). We are looking forward to getting to know you and the children more over the coming year.



This term we will be focusing on non-chronological reports, starting with a focus on the continent of Asia. We will then be looking at fables and writing our own.


Children will be continuing to build their knowledge of Place Value, taught through our mastery programme which combines NCETM (National Curriculum for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) and White Rose materials.


Our first science topic is ‘States of Matter’. The children will be comparing and grouping materials together based on if they are solid, liquid or gas, observing how materials change state as well as identifying the different stages of the water cycle.


In geography, children will be completing a study based on Asia, exploring the question, ‘How and why is agriculture, food and farming different/similar to the UK?’

We will be learning more about food as part of learning in Black History Month.


Children will explore how art, history and religion can influence people’s lives, give meaning and create cohesion within communities around the world.


Children will be discussing and developing their understanding of what it means to be part of a community and working collaboratively.


Our computing learning will develop skills in creating digital presentations.


Keeping in the theme of Asia, children will be learning about where food comes from and developing cooking skills to create dishes from the continent.


Next week PE lessons will begin on the following days:

Bangladesh: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Cambodia: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Mongolia: Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Children will be learning tennis and dance this half term. Please ensure children come to school in appropriate clothing for lessons on that day.

Suggestions for parents

Maths – We are encouraging daily practise of times tables both in school and at home.

Useful websites are:

–       Times Table Rockstars (Soundcheck section)


–       Hit the Button –

English – Please try to read with your child as often as you can and ask them questions about the text they are reading. Share stories and poetry at home. Don’t forget to include reading non-fiction and information texts e.g., signs, maps, catalogues and cereal packets.

Computing – Discuss e-safety with your children to reinforce the safety messages we give at school.

D&T – Looking at recipes or cooking together would be a great way to prepare for our topic this term.

Geography – Looking at maps, flags or information about Asian countries will compliment our learning about Mongolia this half term.



Year 4 have the exciting opportunity to learn an instrument this half term during Whole Class Instrument Teaching, which is led by music specialists. Each class will learn a different instrument. Details of this will be shared when they have been finalised including the instrument your child will learn, and the day. You will have an opportunity to see the children’s new skills in a concert in the second part of the autumn term.

Homework will continue to be set via Google Classroom on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. Children will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on during the following week and an assignment will be set for them on Spelling Shed. In addition, the children will also have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week.

If your child requires any support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Children are expected to read every day (15 minutes minimum) and to keep a record in their home reading journal. The children can complete this independently but we would welcome your support in ensuring this is done on a daily basis. Reading records must be brought into school every day as they are checked once a week by their class teacher and the children should also have their book-banded reading book with them each day.

Important dates

12th September 2023 – Year 4 Parents’ meeting 5:45pm for food tasting, 6pm presentation.

WB 18th September 2023 – All clubs begin.

21st September 2023 – Individual photos.

11th October 2023 – Parents’ Evening online (3.30pm-5.20pm)

12th October 2023 – Parents’ Evening online (3.30pm-6.00pm)

WB 23rd October 2023 – Half Term

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