Year 4

Year 4 Autumn 1 Term

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Year 4 and say how much we are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead! It has been a great week back and the children have settled into their new classes and routines well. Just like in previous years, each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 4 will be part of ‘Asia’ and have the following names: Bangladesh (Ms. Ross’ class), Mongolia (Ms. Smith’s class) and Cambodia (Ms. Clinton’s class). We are looking forward to getting to know you and the children over the coming year.


This half term, in English lessons, the children will be exploring non-chronological reports and myths. In maths, the children will be taught through our mastery programme which combines NCETM (National Curriculum for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) and White Rose materials. The children will be starting with place value before moving onto addition and subtraction. Our science topic for the term is ‘States of Matter’, which will involve the children 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?’ Our R.E. topic for this term will help us to explore the big question of ‘How do people express their beliefs and identity?’ In computing, we will be looking at Google Slides and learning how to do specific skills such as change font sizes and font colour. In D&T, we will be learning how to cook a variety of food dishes from Asia.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the year and, with this in mind, each class has an allocated time to visit our school library every week. To support the reading done in school, we would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to read for at least 15 minutes each day at home. Please sign the reading record at least once a week and remind your child to bring their reading book and reading record to school every day.


This half term, the children will be doing gymnastics (indoors) and football (outdoors).


PE with class teacher

PE with Coach Sam











Please note that P.E. timings are subject to change, so it is important that children bring their P.E. kits to school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it.  It is expected that children have a P.E. kit in school for the week containing appropriate clothing and suitable footwear for outdoor lessons. 


Homework is set on Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work. The children will also have spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will also have a written or alternative task linked to what the children have been learning about during the week. We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We would appreciate your assistance in checking and reminding them about this!


In Year 4, the children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Each class will have a whole afternoon with specialist music teachers and will take part in concerts throughout the year to share their progress. The children will be asked to bring their instruments home to practise and consent letters will be sent out in the next few weeks.

Mongolia – Guitar – Friday

Cambodia – Clarinet or trumpet – Wednesday

Bangladesh – Violin – Friday

Upcoming events and diary dates

13th September 2022 – Year 4 Parents Meeting (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

19th October 2022 – Parents evening (3:45pm – 5:30pm)

20th October 2022 – Parents evening (3:45pm – 6:15pm)

21st October 2022 – Last day of term

1st November 2022 – Children back to school

3rd November 2022 – Year 4 parents in to look at books (3:30pm – 4:30pm)

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all really looking forward to the year ahead.

The Year 4 Team

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