Year 4 News

Year 4 Autumn 2 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you back to the second half of the autumn term. We hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break. We had a brilliant first half term and are so pleased with how the children have settled in and the progress they have made already. It was really fun to watch the children develop their cooking skills at the end of the half term. They thoroughly enjoyed making vegetable curry which was linked to Black History Month and their geography topic about farming.


In history, this half term, we will be learning about the ancient Egyptians. We will be developing our knowledge about the success of the ancient Egyptian civilization and the importance of the River Nile. We have organised a trip as part of our history topic. We will forward further details about the trip shortly, together with information about a trip to the Wallace Collection in January.

In maths, we will continue to develop our knowledge of the four operations. We will be focusing on subtraction, multiplication and division methods. In literacy, the children will develop their understanding of explanation texts. This will be linked to our current science topic (sound) as well as future science topics about electricity and the digestive system. In science, we will continue learning about sound. We will then be learning about animals including humans. In R.E. we will continue to develop our understanding about Christianity with a focus on the life and teaching of Jesus. In computing we will continue looking at online safety and learning about data. In D&T, the children will develop their cooking and nutrition knowledge and skills.

The children will able to take their instruments home this half term. We appreciate your support in encouraging your child to spend time practising, as well as reminding them to bring their instruments in on their WCIT day (see below). They will have their first concert in December, before the holidays. The dates for the concert will be confirmed shortly.






Friday PM


Violin or cello

Friday PM


Trumpet or clarinet

Thursday PM

As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing gymnastics (indoor) and athletics (outdoor). Every child is required to have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top.


Indoor P.E.

Outdoor P.E.

Class Assembly




24th January




31st January




17th January

    Children who are not taking part in P.E. for health reasons, require a note to this effect.

Just like last year, homework is sent home on a Friday and should be returned by Tuesday. Children are encouraged to speak to their teacher on Monday if they find the work challenging. We are also running a homework club after school on Mondays to support those children who require assistance. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like your child to attend homework club.

As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 4 with secure recall of all times tables and division facts up to 12×12, we are encouraging daily practise. It is also crucial that children are reading to an adult every day, which should be recorded in their reading record. We appreciate your support with ensuring these are completed.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to the year ahead!

Kind regards,

Mrs. Ahmet, Ms. Nelson-Cole and Ms. Clifford

(The Year 4 Team)


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