Year 4



This half term, the children will be writing narratives based on stories with an imaginary setting using The Minpins by Roald Dahl as inspiration. We will then be completing a topic based on balanced arguments.  


The children will continue with their fractions learning looking at subtracting fractions before moving onto calculating fractions of an amount. The children will then begin learning about decimals where they will be comparing and ordering decimals, rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and dividing one and two-digit numbers by 10 and 100.


The children will continue with the biology-based unit of animals including humans where they will look at the digestive system before moving onto living things and their habitats. They will explore how living things can be classified in different ways.


We will be moving back to history this half term and the children will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. They will explore how they travelled, the challenges they faced when establishing their settlements and will use evidence to learn about the people.


In R.E, the children will be answering the big question, ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’, focusing on Judaism. The children will learn about Jewish festivals and practices such as Shabbat, the mezuzah and synagogues.


Our topic will be families and friendships and how we can have positive relationships. We will explore personal space, bullying and stereotyping.


In computing lessons, the children will complete a unit on data logging where they will consider how and why data is collected over time.


The children will be creating their own river landscape using watercolours based on the works of the artists: Turner, Constable and Monet. The children will practise their blending techniques and look at composition.


As part of their P.E. sessions, the children will be doing tennis and swimming. The children should come to school on their PE day in PE kits. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and if the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top. For swimming, children require a swimming costume/trunks (no swimming shorts), a towel and all children must have a swimming cap. Goggles are allowed, but are not compulsory.







Leave school at 9:50am



Leave school at 9:20am



Leave school at 8:50am

Children must be in school by 8:40am

Suggestions for parents

Maths – Please support your child with learning and practising their times tables, recalling facts quickly in any order.


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.


History – You might like to support your child to do some research on the Anglo-Saxons. Visiting the local library could be beneficial as they will have lots of books on our topic.


Art – You might like to research some other art by the artists Constable, Monet and Turner.


We hope you enjoyed the WCIT concerts that all classes took part last half term. The children are making good progress with their instruments and their music teachers would like them to be practising more at home. If you require the link to the Haringey music backing tracks, please let your child’s class teacher know. Below is a reminder of the days that the children need to bring their instruments in for.








Trumpet or clarinet






Year 4 multiplication test
Year 4 will be taking the Year 4 multiplication test in June. The purpose of the check is to determine whether your child can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions and they will have 6 seconds to answer each question.

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

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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

Monday 1st May – Bank holiday

Friday 5th May – Cambodia class assembly

Monday 8th May – Bank holiday

Friday 12th May – Bangladesh class assembly

Thursday 19th May – Mongolia class assembly

Thursday 25th May – Art Week exhibition (more information to follow)

Monday 5th June – TAD Day – School closed to children

Tuesday 6th June – Friday 23rd June – Year 4 multiplication test

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